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Gardening with Kelly Street Garden

 

Gardening with Kelly Street Garden

Kelly Street Garden's mission has always been propelled by the desire to promote food and economic justice in the South Bronx. They grow hundreds of pounds of produce each year in their 2,500 sq. ft. community garden, which they distribute for free to neighbors through weekly summer farm stands, cooking workshops, and other local events.

They are currently seeking volunteers to assist every Saturday in caring for the garden between April and October. Volunteers will help plant vegetables and herbs, distribute fresh produce at their farm stand during the summer, and participate in other garden activities such as cooking workshops.

WHERE:
Kelly Street Garden
924 Kelly Street
Bronx, NY 10459

WHEN:
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., April-October

TO APPLY:
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Sheryll Durrant via email at kellystgreen@gmail.com or by phone at (347) 903-0551.

*This is not a New York Cares project*

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GreenThumb provides programming and material support to over 500 community gardens in New York City and was initiated in response to the city’s financial crisis of the 1970s, which resulted in the abandonment of public and private land. The majority of GreenThumb gardens were derelict vacant lots renovated by volunteers and their gardens are located in all five boroughs in the city. Some are green spaces meant for relaxation and as a community meeting space, others are full–fledged farms, and many are a mix of the types.