BQLT Garden Accessibility

Dear BQLT Community,

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to change, BQLT has been locked in constant internal discussion and deliberation on how best to adapt in a way that serves and protects our gardens and the neighbors that surround and seek solace in them. It is important to take note of the severity of the recent developments and really consider the best course of action to ensure the health and safety for you all–for us all, as a community. In light of the current situation, BQLT will be following the policies adopted by Greenthumb on March 21, 2020.

The complete list of policies may be read here. For your convenience, the polices are also posted below.

Please take particular note of the following guidelines:

  • Gardens must be closed to the public until further notice. Only garden members should be allowed inside. All scheduled public programming must be postponed. Please keep the gate closed when working inside to discourage people walking in.

  • While individual gardeners may work in gardens as usual, only the most necessary group projects should be taken on now. Limit group sizes to the smallest possible number the work requires.

  • Gardeners working together must observe safe social distancing by keeping at least 6 feet apart at all times.

  • Gardeners over age 70 are especially cautioned to care for their health by only gardening individually.

  • Be extra mindful of disinfecting shared tools and spaces. Disinfection guidelines can be found on the CDC website.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this challenging time. Please contact us if you have any questions; we will be glad to help.

It is with deep regret that we limit public access as providing and promoting open green space is a core value we share; however, we must all work together and do our part to flatten the curve. It is critical that we follow all advice on social distancing and proper sanitation practices to secure normality once again in a shorter amount of time.

All the best,
Brooklyn Queens Land Trust

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