Community Horticulture


GreenBridge, the community environmental horticulture program of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, promotes urban greening through education, conservation, and creative partnerships. Working with block associations, community gardens, and other service groups, GreenBridge is building a vibrant network of people, places, and projects dedicated to making Brooklyn a greener place. For more information or to join the GreenBridge mailing list, contact greenbridge@bbg.org or call 718-623-7250.

Community Gardening Classes

See Upcoming GreenBridge Classes

"Composting for a Greener and Cleaner Brooklyn" is the theme of this cooperative environmental project of BBG and the NYC Department of Sanitation. BBG hosts this Brooklyn branch of the NYC Compost Project, a compost education and outreach program funded and managed since 1993 by the NYC Department of Sanitation, Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling. Come see how to compost at BBG's Home Composting Exhibit near the Children's Garden. Working with residents, schools, community gardens, and other organizations, the NYC Compost Project hosted by Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers workshops on both indoor and outdoor composting and provides technical assistance to gardeners, building managers, landscapers, and institutions who wish to compost.

Please visit nyc.gov/wasteless/compost for more information; contact the NYC Compost Project hosted by Brooklyn Botanic Garden through the Compost Hotline at 718-623-7290, or email compost@bbg.org.

Composting Classes

See Upcoming NYC Compost Project hosted by Brooklyn Botanic Garden Classes

BBG Master Composters
Master Composter trainees demonstrate aerating a compost bin. Photo by Jenny Blackwell.
Leonard Hodges leads workshop on starting from seeds
Leonard Hodges leads workshop on starting from seeds at Making Brooklyn Bloom 2010.
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