The Garden and Greening Program is a beautification and environmental education program that benefits NYCHA residents and senior, community and day care centers.
The program provides year-round technical assistance as well as, free seeds and flowering bulbs in the spring and fall, and other garden resources to resident gardeners citywide. If you would like to register your NYCHA garden and receive assistance, you can find the application form here. There is also a list of gardening rules that NYCHA provides.
The Garden and Greening Program contacts are:
Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island: Howard Hemmings, 212-306-3343, email@example.com
Manhattan and the Bronx: Robert Bennaton, 212-306-3268, firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Manager: Lee Trotman, 212-306-2921, email@example.com
Program Support/General Information: Kathleen Thomas, 212-306-3511, firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP now for the 11th Annual NYCHA Grows with its Gardeners Conference on March 15, 2013!
Have Your Soil Tested
If you’re concerned about your garden’s soil quality (especially vegetable gardens), you can have your soil tested to ensure its safety in crop production for human consumption. The Garden and Greening Program coordinates with resident gardeners and the City University of New York Soil Lab to conduct soil analyses at no cost for residents. Please call 212-306-3268 to have your soil tested.
Below are a few helpful gardening sites to get you started on your way to a beautiful garden in your NYCHA development.
GrowNYC Grow Truck (Gardening Tool Loans)