We’re pleased to announce the acquisition of a new affiliate garden: Transit Garden. As of April 2, 2022, the property located at 134 2nd Place in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, joins the BQLT as our second affiliate garden. A long-term agreement with the MTA ensures that with BQLT’s support, the community can continue to use this garden for years to come. This makes BQLT’s property portfolio: 35 owned and 2 leased for a total 37 garden properties that we steward.
The Transit Garden is a community garden at the corner of Smith Street and Second Place, in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. It has been in operation for more than 20 years. Members tend container-based plots and care for communal plants and landscaping. The Transit Garden also hosts performances and gardening workshops and events.
You can visit the garden’s website here to learn more. Learn more about our other 36 community gardens here.
Like the BQLT’s other affiliate garden, Q Gardens, the Transit Garden sits on land owned by another entity. In this case, the garden exists on property owned by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). In contrast, our 35 other gardens exist on land owned by the BQLT. Though we don’t own the land under our affiliate gardens, they help us serve an essential aspect of our mission – to support and promote public and community green space in the city.
Stay tuned for the Transit Garden’s garden page to go live. All pictures are courtesy of their website, transitgarden.org.