Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

Gardening with Concrete Safaris at Jefferson Gardens


Gardening with Concrete Safaris at Jefferson Gardens

Garden with Concrete Safaris by helping prepare raised beds for planting, plant seeds and transplants, spread wood chips, shovel topsoil, and weed.

All volunteers need to sign this waiver:

This is a family friendly project where volunteers can bring their children or legal wards (10 to 17 years old), as long as youth volunteers have a signed waiver and are accompanied by their legal guardian at all times.
The volunteer team leader can provide additional information.

Family Friendly


Concrete Safaris empowers children and youth in East Harlem to be healthy leaders through green exercise programs that enrich the mind, body, community & environment. Since 2008, 7-11-year-old children enrolled in Concrete Safaris year-round programs and living in East Harlem have learned how the physical environment where they live, learn, and play, impacts their health. Concrete Safaris participants make major programmatic decisions, adding gardening, running, cycling, fishing, hiking, and swimming to our curriculum while addressing disease prevention from the child's perspective.