Q Gardens opened in early 2015 after 2.5 years of organizing efforts by the local community. The garden is located on Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) property. The requirements for signing a lease with MTA were difficult for a community group to meet, so Q Gardens joined BQLT as its first affiliate (leased) garden. It has since become a vibrant community green space with an active community composting program. Through the program, Q Gardens has diverted over 30,000 pounds of food scraps from New York City’s landfills.
- Community composting
- Cooperative cultivation of fruits, vegetables, native plants, and culinary and medicinal herbs (no individual plots)
- Rain harvesting
- Rooftop beekeeping
- Mosaic mural made with recycled ceramics and tiles by Carlos Pinto
The best way to get involved is to start coming to Q Gardens during open hours, asking questions, and jumping right in. All open hours and other upcoming events are listed on the garden calendar.
To be added to the Q Gardens listserv, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about how Q Gardens is run here.
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58 E. 18th St. Brooklyn, NY 11226 (between Church and Caton Ave.)