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Maintain the Gardens in East Harlem


Maintain the Gardens in East Harlem

Concrete Safaris mission is to prepare youth in East Harlem and beyond to lead healthy lives and shape their environment through outdoor education, play, exploration, and community engagement.

WHAT: Volunteers will help with garden maintenance activities such as spreading woodchips, shoveling compost, removing weeds, raking, trash removal, and more.

Mad Fun Farm, 1775 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10029
on October 3, November 7, December 5


Jefferson Gardens, 300 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029
on September 26, October 31, November 14, December 12

TO APPLY: Sign up online at

*This is not a New York Cares project*


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.