St. Mark’s Avenue / Prospect Heights Community Garden


The St. Marks Avenue/Prospect Heights Community Garden was founded in 1975 by The St. Marks Avenue Block Association. Neighbors were fed up with the neglected lot, where a house had burned down in the 1960s. The city left it unfenced and, by 1975, the lot had become a rubbish dump and rat colony. Neighbors began clearing out the lot, carting out load upon load of trash, and built raised beds to grow vegetables. The garden is completely organic and has become a sanctuary for many different types of butterflies and paying mantis. Neighbors often donate plants and visitors are sent home with flowers or herb bouquet.

Special Features:
  • Composting
  • Individual gardening plots
  • Communal flower and herb beds
  • Beehives
  • Native plants
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