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A Community Garden for the Upper East Side

There are over 100 community gardens in New York City. None of which happen to be located on the Upper East Side.

Community gardens have innumerable benefits, some almost impossible to quantify or measure. But beyond providing a little slice of green respite from busy City life, community gardens beautify neighborhoods, stimulate communal social interaction, reduce storm water runoff and provide opportunities to increase local food production. A recent NYU School of Law study even shows that community gardens have significant positive impacts on residential home values in neighborhoods where those gardens are located.

This summer Upper Green Side will begin a campaign to establish a community garden on the Upper East Side. We hope to find a viable location where we’ll be able to sustainably green the site, grow vegetables and provide education opportunities for residents of all ages on urban agriculture and the importance of local food. We look forward to working with our elected officials and members of the community to bring this great amenity to our neighborhood. Stay tuned for more updates as the project progresses.

Oh and if you have any good ideas for a spot, don’t hesitate to let us know!