Support the Future of Vital Greenspaces in Brooklyn and Queens

BQLT has joined the #BrooklynGives initiative from the Brooklyn Community Foundation once again this year, hoping to reach an even larger goal of $21,000 in 2021. #BrooklynGives seeks to unite donors and nonprofits across our borough in support of social change on Giving Tuesday, the year’s biggest single day of giving!

Our gardens — many of which were founded in 1970s and 80s — have long been hubs for growing food, bringing communities together and education. 

Together, these shared community green spaces represent more than five acres of permanently open space, and offer countless benefits to our communities, including:

  • Providing vital open space to neighborhoods with limited access to parks;
  • Educating New Yorkers on gardening, composting, arts, and culture;
  • Bringing together neighbors of all ages and backgrounds, strengthening the social fabric of communities while making them healthier, safer, and more sustainable; and
  • Promoting public health by cultivating a wide range of vegetables, fruits, and herbs grown for local consumption, often in communities where access to fresh produce is scarce.

BQLT enables community gardeners to participate in collective ownership and day-to-day control of the land that many have maintained for decades. We are a membership organization with a unique grassroots structure built of and for the gardeners we serve. BQLT’s sole-person staff and all-volunteer working board makes sure the gardens are protected so that gardeners can focus on the work that they love.

We invite you to visit our campaign page, and if you can, consider giving a gift to support the future of Brooklyn and Queens gardens.

Visit BQLT on #BrooklynGives

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