Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest
BBG's annual free contest promotes streetscape gardening, tree stewardship, and community development throughout the borough of Brooklyn.
Community Greening initiatives are supported by BBG's Campaign for the Next Century.
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 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.
Community Garden Alliance
The Community Garden Alliance is a collaborative network of community gardeners in Brooklyn who participate in sharing technical assistance, plant swaps, workshops on sustainable horticultural practices, networking parties, and much more.
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
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
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Gardening Tip Sheets
Brooklyn Botanic Garden gratefully acknowledges support for its Community Greening programs from Brooklyn Community Foundation, National Grid, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the NYS Assembly and NYS Senate, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the NYC Department of Sanitation, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Councilmembers Laurie Cumbo and Mathieu Eugene, and the NYC Council.
Major Sponsor, Community Greening Programs