The former site of a single family house, for many years 61 Franklin Street was an overgrown lot in Greenpoint Brooklyn, owned by the NYC Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) agency. With support from Council Member Steve Levin, Greenthumb, and 596 Acres local community members gained access to the lot on May 15, 2013.  Neighbors quickly cleared the lot of debris, cleaned the graffiti and built raised beds with support from Build it Green.



  1. Members meet monthly for work days, harvesting, BBQ's and general updates. Members have access to the garden anytime to drop off compost, harvest seasonal produce and enjoy nature. Members are required to complete 1 work shift a month during the open hours of 10-3 Saturday and Sunday.

  2. Committees are comprised of passionate members who collaborate and take initiative to make garden projects come to life. We encourage any member to join a committee.  Our committees are: Education; Construction/Landscaping; Social Media; Arts/Mural; Planting; Compost, Fundraising and Special Events

  3. The Advisory Board is comprised of a Director and long time members who help to aid garden administration, guide long term projects and strategic planning.