Bronx Green-Up (at The New York Botanical Garden)

Bronx Green-Up (at The New York Botanical Garden)
The New York Botanical Garden

Our work is threefold: we are trainers in urban horticulture; partners on Bronx greening projects, most often in community gardens and urban farms; and a conduit for bringing people and resources together to bring these projects to fruition. We create and redevelop urban green space. We teach people of all ages how to care for urban land and grow food with limited resources. We partner with local individuals, groups, and institutions to further community gardening efforts.

Phone Number
(718) 817-8026
Director, Manager or CEO
Gregory Long
Bronx Green-Up is a community gardening outreach program located at The New York Botanical Garden that provides horticulture education, training and technical assistance to Bronx residents, community gardeners, urban farmers, local schools and community organizations. The program is the visible presence of the Botanical Garden beyond the Garden’s gates, inspiring NYC residents to get involved in improving their communities through greening projects.

Working hand in hand with Bronx residents, Bronx Green-Up strives to benefit local communities through education and hands-on training. Discover what NYBG’s horticultural outreach is all about.

Established nearly three decades ago, Bronx Green-Up has become one of the foremost organizations devoted to sustainable gardening and beautification in the borough.
Year Started
Organization Type
Food Waste, Garden Education, Urban Agriculture
Latest Projects
Pumpkin Smash 2016 – In collaboration with NYC Compost Project at Lehman College in the Bronx and other events around the city, pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns were collected and smashed to be used as compost locally.
Interesting Fact
More than 300 gardens have been established through Bronx Green-Up, enriching the lives of people-from young children to senior citizens-who have learned to grow plants, flowers, and vegetables while experiencing the joy of connecting with the natural world. Bronx Green-Up conducted 323 activities and events, reaching approximately 4,600 people representing over 75 gardens, greening groups, schools, and community organizations. The NYC Compost Project hosted by The New York Botanical Garden reached an additional 3,013 people through 248 activities conducted for more than 60 groups.
Areas Served
Core Programs
Urban farming and community gardening, Horticulture education, Training, Technical assistance to Bronx residents, community gardeners, urban farmers, local schools, and community organizations
Major Issues
Community Gardens, Food Waste, Garden Education
Frequently used hashtags 1
#BronxGreenUp #greenhouse #familygarden #compost
Frequently used hashtags 2
#NYC #Bronx #NYBG
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