Community Greening

Brooklyn Botanic Garden promotes urban greening through education, conservation, and creative partnerships. By working with block associations, community gardens, and other service groups, the Garden is building a vibrant network of people, places, and projects dedicated to making Brooklyn a greener place.

For more information or to join the community greening mailing list, contact [email protected] or call 718-623-7250.

  • Brooklyn Urban Gardener

    Brooklyn Urban Gardener Certificate Program
    The Brooklyn Urban Gardener (BUG) certificate program is a ten-week course of interconnected workshops that cover the basics in urban gardening and community greening. Certified BUG graduates volunteer to support a variety of community-based projects.

  • GreenBridge Community Garden Alliance

    Community Garden Alliance
    The Community Garden Alliance is a collaborative network of community gardeners who participate in sharing technical assistance, plant swaps, workshops on sustainable horticultural practices, networking parties, and much more.

  • Street Tree Stewards

    Street Tree Stewards
    The Street Tree Stewardship Initiative empowers New York residents to correctly care for their trees. Street tree stewards receive free training, tools, and a permit from the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to work on street trees.

  • Making Brooklyn Bloom

    Making Brooklyn Bloom
    This annual early-spring symposium is offered free to community gardeners and the broader public with exhibits, workshops, networking opportunities, and speakers focusing on sustainable horticulture.

Community Greening Newsletter

Gardening Tip Sheets

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