Back in 1968, a young man name Joe Robinson took on the task of transforming a debris-filled lot into a vegetable garden. Together with Willie Ford and Leroy and Gloria Fashion, he worked tirelessly to create a beautiful space that the community has cherished for half a century. The garden became a member of Green Thumb in 1978 and the Classon Ful-Gate Block Association was formed the following year. In 1983, the garden was protected by the Land Trust Group and, in 1999, the garden was further protected by the Trust for Public Land. A large mural on the garden’s back wall pays homage to past and present residents of the block. A memorial garden featuring newly planted trees with the names of senior garden members and those who have passed on was built to remember those who worked so hard to bring this garden to life.
- Individual vegetable gardening plots
- Fruit trees
- Covered patio/shelter
- Wooden performance deck
To get involved, call Majella Payne at 718-638-1645 or email classongardengroup@
472 - 474 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn 11238