History and Mission

All of our gardens, eighteen in the Bronx and fourteen in Manhattan, were slated for sale by the city in 1999, which would have led to their certain demolition. Today these 32 vibrant, thriving gardens are managed by borough based land trusts—the Bronx Land Trust and Manhattan Land Trust.

The Bronx Land Trust and Manhattan Land Trust are nonprofit organizations established by gardeners to support and sustain community gardening in New York City. We believe that green space enhances the quality of city life. Our collective mission is to preserve, improve, and promote community managed open spaces for the benefit of all.

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