Rikers Island GreenHouse (as part of The Horticultural Society of New York)

Rikers Island GreenHouse (as part of The Horticultural Society of New York)
Organization Name:
Rikers Island GreenHouse (as part of The Horticultural Society of New York)
Primary Address 1:
148 West 37th Street, 13th Floor
Primary Address City:
New York
Primary Address State:
Primary Address Zip:
Long Organization Description:

The mission of the Horticultural Society of New York (The Hort) is to sustain the vital connection between people and plants. Our social service and public programs educate and inspire, growing a broad community that values horticulture for the many benefits it brings to our environment, our neighborhoods, and our lives.

Organization Phone Number:
(212) 757-0915
Director, Manager or CEO (First Name):
Sara Hobel
How do customers and clients contact your organization?:
Email, Telephone, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
How often does your organization use social media?:
4-5x per week
Interesting Fact About the Organization:
The Hort has an internship program called GreenTeam which helps newly released men and women who participated in the GreenHouse program transition back into their communities. GreenTeam provides vocational training in horticulture, transitional work, job search skills, and job placement and after care services.
Number of staff/employees:
Annual Budget:
Approx. $1.9M
Year Started:
Major Funders:
North Star Fund, Safe Streets Fund Inc., Unitarian Universalist Congregation,
Organization Type:
Garden Education, Urban Agriculture
About the Organization:
At The Hort, we recognize the interrelatedness and complexity of the “green” issues in our city, and therefore the core of our efforts is to educate and inform across the spectrum. We still help New Yorkers know plants and gardens as aesthetic wonders, but now our programs and projects encompass urban farming, rooftop gardening, container vegetable production, bioremediation, storm water abatement, landscape design, vocational training, horticultural therapy and environmental literacy.
Latest Project:
19th Annual International Botanical Art Exhibition
Areas Served:
Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens
Core Programs:
Horticultural Therapy Partnership, GreenTeam, GreenHouse on Rikers Island, Curricula
Major Issues:
Garden Education, Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities, Urban Agriculture, Horticultural therapy
We have and or use Social Media?:
Yes, we do have social media (twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc…)
Vimeo (Channel):
Frequently used hashtags 1:
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