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Organization Name
Victoria G.
About Us
We are rebuilding the Brooklyn College garden after a prior garden had to be reconfigured due to long-planned additions to our athletic facilities. The new BC Garden will enhance the College's academic mission and foster partnerships with gardeners from the college (students, staff, and faculty), the neighborhood, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, other Brooklyn Gardens and the many organizations in NYC with compatible missions and goals. The garden will create a place where the college and neighboring community can some together to learn about urban gardening best practices and grow fruits, flowers, herbs and vegetables in individual and shared plots. We will offer a model for aspects of urban sustainability such as composting, irrigation, and the educational uses of urban gardens. We also plan to create ornamental areas in the garden and on the adjacent street to beautify what has long been the "back door" to the college. The garden we are building will employ native, drought-tolerant plants that are bird and insect friendly. The garden will take time to develop and it is in the early stages, but interest and progress have been remarkable. Our first task is to establish final plans for the garden's layout and build components such as a three-bin composting system, a storage shed and paths and common areas from recycled brick and pavers.
We Participate Because
We want to be part of the amazing urban gardening movement and both benefit from the expertise out there and hopefully contribute some of our own.