News & Events

June 19, 2024

BQLT Turns 20! Come celebrate with Summer Jazz ♬

Jazz in the Gardens Summer Concert Series BOLT turns 20 this year! Come kick off our growing season celebration with a series of jazz concerts in […]
May 29, 2024

BQLT Awarded a 2024 NYS Conservation Partnership Program Grant

The Brooklyn Queens Land Trust (BQLT) was awarded a 2024 grant from the NYS Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP). Funding will enable BQLT to hire a Part-time Executive Director!
February 27, 2024

Zachary Schulman’s The Community Gardener Portrait Project: NYC

The Brooklyn Queens Land Trust is proud to highlight Zachary Schulman's 2024 "The Community Gardener Portrait Project: NYC" that included five portraits of BQLT gardeners. See post for exhibit details.
January 13, 2024

BQLT’s 2023 BrooklynGives Campaign–We raised $14,210!

We made $14,210 in our 2023 BrooklynGives Fundraising Campaign thanks to 3 generous Double Matches and our 120+ individual donors who support our vital mission to preserve our 37 community gardens in perpetuity!
December 30, 2023

BQLT’s Fall 2023 Interns

The BQLT continued the internship program for high school students into Fall 2023, thanks to grant support from the Land Trust Alliance.
October 28, 2023

BQLT Intern Reflection by Samiha Akter

The Brooklyn Queens Land Trust started an internship program for high school students this summer that continues into the fall, thanks to grant support from the Land Trust Alliance. Intern Samiha Akter shares her personal reflections from summer into fall!
August 9, 2023

BQLT’s Serenity Community Garden wins 1st Place in BBG’s Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest (2023)

Best Community Garden Streetscape Category Congratulations to BQLT’s Serenity Community Garden in Flatlands, Brooklyn on their 🏆1st place award🏆 in the BBG’s Greenest Block in Brooklyn […]
May 8, 2023

BQLT’s Pollinator Habitat Kit Project with Xerces Society (2023 Season)

The Brooklyn Queens Land Trust was selected as a project partner with Xerces Society during the 2023 season to distribute free pollinator-friendly plants to our gardens!
December 30, 2023

Zachary Schulman’s The Community Gardener Portrait Project: Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Queens Land Trust is proud to highlight Zachary Schulman's 2023 "The Community Gardener Portrait Project: Brooklyn" that included four BQLT gardens and eight of their gardeners: 1100 Block Bergen Street Community Garden, Clifton Place Block Association Garden, Mama Dee's Garden and Woodbine Street Block Association Garden.
September 7, 2023

BQLT’s Summer 2023 Interns

The Brooklyn Queens Land Trust started an internship program for high school students this summer that continues into the fall, thanks to grant support from the Land Trust Alliance.
May 29, 2023

Remembering Moriba Jackson

Remembering Moriba Jackson It is with immense sorrow that we share that Moriba Jackson, our beloved friend and Brooklyn Queens Land Trust leader, passed away on […]
May 3, 2023

BQLT Application for Accreditation with the Land Trust Alliance

The Brooklyn Queens Land Trust is applying for accreditation from the Land Trust Alliance (LTA).