Community gardens not only beautify neighborhoods and provide avenues for recreation and camaraderie at the local level; they also provide an opportunity for people of any age to connect with nature and learn about about health and nutrition. They help communities grow.
In Bedford-Stuyvesant, the Hattie
Throughout the borough, smaller neighborhood gardens have received micro-grants to support a host of activities-- from buying a weed whacker to sponsoring a senior’s day to purchasing a shed to repairing a mural to buying pizza for a community clean-up day.
With one of the Brooklyn Community Foundation's micro-grants, the
Critical exposure at this young age has also helped on a much bigger scale. Inspired by the President's commitment to community involvement, parenting and leadership, in a first grader planted a “leaf” from the White House in the gardern. The energetic science teacher who manages the project has also created container-based, organic cornucopia of vegetables, fruit, flowers and herbs.
Your contribution to our Green Communities Fund can also-- literally--help children grow throughout Brooklyn.