Growing food and community to build a multigenerational movement for change


The Kelly Street Garden grows food and community to build a multigenerational movement for change.

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What we do

To achieve our mission, we grow four things: food, community, leaders, and wellness.

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Here’s a quick look at what we’ve been able to accomplish between June and December 2014:

  • Harvest and distribute over 350 pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to block residents for free
  • Host over 229 garden visitors, including 109 volunteers who have collectively given over 790 hours of volunteer time to garden maintenance and programs
  • Serve over 134 free meals to 57 individuals through 11 Chef in the Kitchen healthy cooking workshop series (average 2.4 visits per person)
  • Raise money for 4 block-wide events to celebrate our community: a summer block party, Halloween/Día de los muertos party, “Friendsgiving” Thanksgiving feast, and Field Day (using art, storytelling, and yoga to celebrate the history and community on Kelly Street).
  • Build 7 tree guards and painted 2 murals (one by a Kelly Street resident) to beautify the garden and block
  • Build low tunnels and a greenhouse to extend our growing season
  • Offer free yoga classes for children and adults
  • Provide a safe space for children to play, try foods produce, and express their creativity through art opportunities
  • Partner with local organizations such as Five Borough Farm, the Laundromat Project, the Blk Projek, and New York Botanical Garden to learn new gardening skills and enhance our program offerings to residents