About the Garden

trashThe Maple Street Community Garden is located at 237 Maple Street, in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn.  In 2012, residents of the neighborhood began planning to transform a trash-strewn 60′ x 100′ vacant lot into a multipurpose garden and community space.

Our Mission is to:

  1. Create a space for the community to grow organic fruits and vegetables.
  2. Provide local residents access to outdoor space.
  3. Provide a community gathering space.
  4. Create a venue for teaching children about growing their own food.
  5. Build relationships between the neighborhood and nearby schools.

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We have non-profit 501 (c) 3 status through our fiscal sponsor Trailblazers (http://trailblazers.org), whose headquarters are just a few blocks away.

We have active relationships with two local schools:

1)  Lefferts Gardens Montessori (http://www.mylgm.com)

2) Lefferts Gardens Charter School (http://www.leffertsgardens.org)

Children from both schools have visited the garden, learned about nature, and participated in planting and gardening.

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The garden is available for community events.  We have hosted a greenhouse building workshop, a tree giveaway program, a shed-building project, a community barbecues, and a mural painting workshop.

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