SPRING: 2023


Please fill out this form to sign up for a Project Harmony Spring CSA share!

The share will run from Sunday, April 30th to Sunday, May 28th. There will be two options: a weekly share and a biweekly share. It is $23 a week and we accept EBT, cash, checks, credit/debit cards, and PayPal. Please see the linked form for more details.

Please let me know if you have any questions.






 FROM JANET:Great tip Maggie on using nutritional yeast as a sub for cheese!  

We have a huge container and use it on popcorn but eat pesto much more often (using beet stems + greens and/or carrot tops) and don’t always have cheese on hand. 

I learned a new trick yesterday - roasted cantaloupe seeds. Great on salads, sub for pumpkin seeds. Our house motto is “don’t throw away flavor” so we try to use up everything. Like cooking our grains in leftover water from feta or a can of chickpeas… 

 Anaïs, I grew up in a farming community in California and had coworkers from both Michoacán and  Oaxaca. Your recipes made me really miss their mole and authentic Mexican cuisine.  

On Sat, Jul 3, 2021 at 11:35 PM Maggiewrote:I'm going to be away next week so I wanted to use up as much as possible in dishes that would freeze well (fingers crossed!) since I won't be able to eat everything before I leave.

 1) I made a huge pot of, let's call it... Green Hummus Soup. 

I sauteed onions (whites and greens!), garlic, non-csa celery, then added the kale, chard, and beet greens and let it all cook for ~15 minutes or so. Then I transferred those cooked veggies along with 2 cups of chickpeas (rancho gordo brand, cooked from dry. canned would be fine too!) in my blender with some stock and tahini and pureed until very smooth. 




2) Carrot Top/Parsley "pesto"


In my food processor, I threw in the tender carrot tops and all of the parsley (chopped off the very bottom 1/4 of the stems), garlic, roasted walnuts, olive oil, nutritional yeast (great sub for parmesan cheese!), and white wine vinegar (lemon juice would be good too!) + salt and pepper. It's great on pasta, rice, toast, as a dip for carrots...


No photo but it is VERY GREEN.


The veggies have all been SO good so far this year, as always!





On Sat, Jul 3, 2021 at 7:24 PM Sophia  wrote:

Those sounds wonderful, Anaïs! I like to make a greens and beet pie with everything we got this week.  Any kind of crust or dough would work, but here’s what I do: combine about 4 parts semolina flour with 1 part water and half part olive oil and a slash or acid and kneed it until smooth then cover and rest for about an hour.  (About 2 cups flour is good for a round pie plate and twice that for a larger casserole dish). To make the filling I grate a couple of beets and squeeze out the juice with my hands.   I chop a bunch of green onions (with tops) and in a large pot sauté in a generous amount of olive oil and add the beets after a minute.  When soft I add the chard, beet greens and kale, all finely chopped and sauté until all is wilted.  Remove to a bowl and add a bunch of chopped parsley and one or two bunches of other herbs (mint, dill and oregano are all nice), salt and more olive oil. 

Then I split the dough into 4 and roll/stretch the first piece out very very thin and lay it in the tin.  Brush with olive oil and roll and lay the second piece on top.  Add the filling.  Then roll and layer the final two pieces of dough on top, brushing olive oil between and on top.

 Bake at 400 (?) until it’s golden, maybe 45 minutes?  Just until it looks done. 


On Sat, Jul 3, 2021 at 3:06 PM Anaï wrote:

Hi all, sharing some yumminess -

 I made vegan tacos today, here is what was in the tortillas:

Nopal + tamarind jam (would love to know if some of you have a favorite Mexican bodega)

Red lettuce topped with a carrot greens chimichurri

- washed and chopped carrot greens (tender tops)

- garlic scapes, green onions

- plum and balsamic vinegar

- olive oil, salt (good amount to break fibers), two kinds of pepper, smoked paprika

- peaches

- massage and keep in a jar


Seitan & greens mole

- sauté seitan cutlets in coconut oil with onion greens, garlic, ground coriander and chipotle

- add a big spoon of mole (Mexican paste made with several spices and cacao - where to find it in Harlem?) and continue sautéing

- add bit of seitan marinade (or water)

- add beet greens (stems as well) and a few swiss chards.

- add liquid to taste, cover and let simmer for as long as you wish

- heat corn tortillas




After a years'-long struggle we are happy to report the good news that, thanks to the Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer, the J.D. Wilson Memorial Garden has been acquired in entirety as a NYC ParKs Greenthumb community Garden.

Pleae join us for our annual Halloween Party, Sunday, October 27th, 3PM-5PM.  Games, prizes, treats, fun!! 

Project Harmony's Summer CSA at the J.D. Wilson Garden is almost over.  Winter CSA will begin Sunday, November 17. Please call us at 212.662.2878 or find current information under "CSA" here.

Thanks to "our' farmer, Claudio Gonxalez, and oour People's Market folks, Kenny Butler, Elizabeth Gonzalez Alvarez, and Edwin Simmons, we have been able to supply the seniors at the King Senior Center in Central Harlem with healthy veggies in exchange for their "Health Bucks."  We so hope they enjoyed this service AND the great, organic, locally-grown veggies!


The Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden in Central Harlem was begun over 30 years ago by an elderly Guyanese gentleman--a Harlem homeowner, a group of teens,  a young woman and her future husband.  An amazing oasis emerged from what had been an abandoned, rat-infested lot. However,  more than ten years after the garden was born, an individual who had abandoned a portion of the land, paid his back taxes and was able to hold title to that portion--two non-contiguous strips-- of the garden. The rest of the garden is permanent under NYC Parks.  Now, the private or "titular owner" as we call him, wants to make good on his investment. While the land should be ours--the people's--by right of Adverse Possession, legally it belongs to him because he holds the title and because he has paid taxes since 1999.
Over the years, as the garden grew into magnificence, generous supporters offered to buy the  privately titled  part of  the garden. The title holder refused to sell. 

In 2017, he wanted to sell. By this time Real estate prices have soared.  The garden had become the heart and soul of our community. We have a Harlem Harvest™ People’s Market, a CSA with sliding scale membership. We’ve hosted film festivals, jazz concerts, workshops of many kinds, and much, much more.  We transform our fruits into preserves and wines.  The garden is, indeed, a neighborhood institution. We continue to work with all groups, all ages.  We’ve hosted children from the Children’s Aid Society, held a youth Environment Ranger camp, work with young formerly incarcerated men and women working to improve their lives, and, for the last several years we’ve partnered with an organization which brings forth the skills, talents and brilliance  of emotionally, psychologically, and in some cases physically-challenged young adults. These young people come to the garden to help out, read, relax, work on art projects, tell stories and do crafts with toddlers, and more.  One of the young men told me “the garden” had “saved his life.” 

We have highly productive bee hives and a superbly managed feral cat colony which deters rodents on the entire block, and helps keep the cat population manageable. The garden is home to over 400 species of flora. There is a small solar powered pond. The garden is a microcosm of biodiversity and a study in environmental consciousness.  People from all around come to bring their kitchen waste to our compost system. The garden is listed in travel guides; visitors from nations around the world come to see it. 

Our community members wrote letters and signed petitions, resulting in strong support from our community board and from the Manhattan Borough President who in late 2017 allocated $300,000 from her capital budget for the acquisition of the garden portion not yet permanent. 

After all this, and more, we are overwhelmed with gratitude to be able to say

"we made it."  With the help of so, so, so many of you WE MADE IT!!

We are moving forward with hope, love, and inspiration. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!

We would be remiss if we did not, as well,express our gratitude to Paula S. Segal, our attorney, who guided us through the whole process with wisdom and encouragement!

You, the people, are proof, again, that the PEOPLE will save our planet, one community garden, one soul, one heart, one group of passionate children discovering earthworms and snails--at a time!  To date YOU have raised $332,688.00!! Yes, $300,000 from the Manhattan Borough President--but all that came because of  your letters and petitions! $25,000 from an anonymous donor to whom we are forever grateful, a donor who understands the power of community, the critical need for safe green spaces & environmental justice is all its aspects.  We salute YOU, THE PEOPLE:

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Minerva & Erik


Sarah Frank










Jim Wessler




Happy Birthday, Sarah! Love, Rebecca


For Sarah Frank and Josh Wessler




Beth Zuckerman


Erika Leaf




Georgina Cullman




Jessica Leeser


Neighbor & Community Garden Lover






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Sarah + Josh






Ramona Ponce and Eric Mueller


Nicole Grunfeld


Christine Johnson




Connie Corwin




Vincent Vilela




Aziz Dehkan


Mariam Aryai Rivera


Michael Condren


Rene Calvo


Gini Little


Cathy and Urban Innovations


Magali Regis


Susan Swygert


Rod Keenan




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The Gardens!—pages  3, 4, 6,7,8,9.

Saturday, August 12THE KICK-OFF! Caribbean Art Show, Music, Opening Ceremony: HARRIS GARDEN 153rd/St. Nicholas Ave.

Walking Tours:—Listings, descriptions, pages 10,11 maps(insert)

Saturday 8/12: East Harlem;  West Harlem, Washington Heights;

Sat 8/19: East Harlem: West Harlem.

Saturday, August 19th:

Workshop:  Our Little Green Acre Community Garden, 11AM-1PM:“Sharing Our Farm Traditions.” Frederick Douglass Blvd. & 122nd Street. You won’t want to miss this little farm  & its stories—with urban farmer Willie Morgan!

GARDENS IN ACTION: Diamante Garden;  Harlem Grown, Jenny’s

Garden; JD Wilson; Maggie’s Magic Garden, page 10.

Saturday, August 19th: THE FINAL EVENT-5:30 PM The Clayton Williams Community Garden, 126th & Frederick Douglass Blvd. Jazz with Marcus Steele & Friends!





¡Los jardines! - páginas 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Sábado, 12 de agosto: ¡EL INICIO! Expo de Arte del Caribe, Música, Ceremonia de Apertura: HARRIS GARDEN, 153rd / St. Nicholas Ave.


Sábado 8/12: East Harlem; West Harlem, Washington Heights;

Sábado 8/19: East Harlem; West Harlem.

Sábado, 19 de agosto:

Taller: Jardín Comunitario Our Little Green Acre, 11 am-1pm: "Compartiendo nuestras tradiciones de la granja". Frederick Douglass Blvd. & 122nd Street. No querrá perderse esta pequeña granja y sus historias, ¡con el agricultor urbano Willie Morgan!

JARDINES EN ACCIÓN: Jardín Diamante, Jardín Harlem Grown, Jardín de Jenny, Jardín JD Wilson, Maggie's Magic Garden, página 10.

Sábado, 19 de agosto: EVENTO FINAL: 5:30 PM, Jardín Comunitario Clayton Williams, 126th & Frederick Douglass Blvd. ¡Jazz con Marcus Steele y amigos!


Harlem’s community gardens, like those all across the city, reflect their community’s personality and culture, as diverse as that may be.  Community gardens are the life-blood of their neighborhoods, serving the people physically, mentally, spiritually. They give our environmentbreath, vibrancy, happiness. Harlem’s gardeners have a long history of tilling the soil and being one with the earth.  Our community gardensencourage us to live in a positive, optimistic way.  They cultivate hope, self-sufficiency, and personal autonomy.  Many bear the name of an unsunghero, a “grassroots developer,” who connected intimately with the earth and its people. Each garden has a magic all its own. Some listed heredo not effusively describe themselves, but you will be amazed at what you discover there! And even though not all Harlem’s .gardens could takepart in this EXPO, we assure you any community garden you may come across is a gem which brings life, beauty, and magic to the concretejungle. -Cindy Nibbelink Worley, Project Harmony, Inc., for HARLEM GREEN.    

The Gardens -- in Alphabetical order;West Harlem Gardens= WHG     East Harlem Gardens= EHG


 Carrie McCracken/Truce Community Garden: 118th Street & St. Nicholas Ave. Open: S/S: 1-7p; M/T/W/Th/F:4-6p. First founded in the 1980’s, by a community elder, Ms. McCracken, The “Truce”  Garden has become a hub of activity on St. Nicholas Avenue, with a greenhouse, multiple vegetable beds, a beautiful variety of sunflowers for which the garden is noted, compost system and much more. www.harlemgarden.orgWhG

Carver Community Garden*: South side of 124th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.Open:M/T/W/Th/F:6-8p;S/S:12-2p;5-8p. Located in East Harlem, Carver Community Garden is owned and protected by Manhattan Land Trust.  The garden has been in existence for many, many years. At the moment it has about 25 garden members. For the past 2 years they have partnered with ABC Charter School/ Nutrition program. EHG

Chenchita’s Community Garden,1691 Madison Ave. btw 111th & 112th. Open: Sun: 2:30p-4:30 p; M-11a-1p;T-5p-7p;W-11a-1p;Th-12p-1:30p;F-11a-2p;Sat:12p-4p. Abundant with activities of every kind for the surrounding community of youths & adults, Chenchita’s Garden has magnificent vegetable beds, fruit trees, fairy gardens a farmer’s market, art, theatre & poetry projects, crocheting group & more.  An active community institution. www.meetup.com/chenchitasgarden EHG

Clayton Williams Community Garden.126th at Frederick Douglass Blvd. Like so many other gardens, the Clayton Wiliams Garden began as a garbage-infested heap in which visionary community members saw hope.  In the 1980’s Ms. Loretta Welcome got in touch with Clayton Williams, a reformed ex-offender devoted his life to community, and headed up teams for the Center for Alternative Sentencing (C.A.S.E.S.).

With Williams and his energetic teams, a garden was born!  Although, like others, the Williams garden has gone through trials and tribulations, it has emerged as an outstanding, welcoming, beloved  community center of health & productivity.claytonwilliamscg@yahoo.com. WHG

Convent Avenue Garden, Open most afternoons. An outstandingly beautiful sitting garden in the “triangle” of 151st and Convent/St. Nicholas Aves. A true oasis in the concrete desert! A place where folks of all ages find respite, sitting among wonders of nature at one or another of the lovely tables nestled magically among trees and flowers. WHG

Diamante/Diamantis Garden,118th Street btw 1st and 2nd Avenues: Open: Every day, weather permitting.  A wonderfully active garden with vegetables, herbs, fruit trees and more.  Diamante/is Garden, started by Migdalia Bernal and her family is a retreat for neighborhood seniors and a learning center for youth; it has also been the location for Greenthumb’s Harvest Festival for the last few years. It is a welcoming garden for all, where locals and tourists often find common ground over lunch or a cool drink. EHG

El Gallo Community Garden: corner of 118th & Lexington.open:S/M/T/W/Th/F/Sat: 10a-2p;3-8p.  On any given day you might  walk into El Gallo Community Garden and see several generations among a huge variety of vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruits all growing heatrily in a relatively small space. You get the feeling these gardeners are doing everything they can with what they have. Repurposed items are put to good use everywhere!  Worth your visit! EHG

Electric Ladybug Garden, 237 West 111th Street btw Frederick Douglass & ACPowell Blvds. Open; M-F-5:30p-7:30/dusk; S/S: 9a-1p; 3p-7p. A three-year old garden which started as a guerilla-gardening effort & has become a youth focused green sanctuary, with raised beds, compost, a unique, re-purposed water-harvesting tank, children’s concerts, holiday tree decorating, coat & clothing drives, and many community building projects.  Truly an energetic magical space! http://gardencollage.com/newsnoteworthy/events-love-release-ladybugs-electric-ladybug-garden/  WHG

Five-Star Garden, 252 West 121st Street btw Frederick Douglass & AC Powell.; Open; M/W/F: 12p-5p. Founded in the 1980’s by Classie Parker with her father and mother, along with many neighbors, seniors and community volunteers.  Classie Parker, who comes from a long line of food preservationists has become known as “Harlem’s canning queen.” WHG

Friendly Garden: NW Corner of 111th & Park Avenue. Open: W/Th: 9a-4p. Friendly Garden is a vendor at the PS7 Youth market, selling -herbs and organic heirloom tomatoes. The garden attracts pollinators with echinacea, fennel, and other flowering herbs and medicinals. Harlem Academy second graders are growing red corn, sunflowers, kale, collards, and lettuces. They have several fruit trees---cherry, apple, and pear—and enjoy coming together kfor community harvest. EHG

Frank White Memorial Garden, Brotherhood Sister Sol, 506 West 143rd Street between Hamilton Place and Broadway. Open: M-Sat: 7a-dusk. Named after Frank White, a neighborhood resident who dedicated his life to Harlem children and who lost his life protecting several kids from a gunman.  A wonderful space created, designed & operated mostly by teens.
“Voices” was created as part of a restoration project in the Frank White Community Garden in Harlem. Constructed on the back fence of the community garden on a series of panels, the mural was inspired by the mission of the Brotherhood Sister Sol to provide "Positivity, Community, Knowledge, and Future." By working in the community and participating in the day-to-day use of the garden, teens in the mural team gained a better sense of how urban communities can be revitalized through our shared efforts. The imagery of the mural - in which communities come together to struggle for rights, amenities, access to the media, and to make their voices heard - resonates with the active care that local residents take in maintaining the garden for the enjoyment of the entire community.WHG

Garden of Love; 302 West 116 Street btw Frederick Douglass Blvd. & Manhattan Ave. Open: Sun-11a-2p; M-10a-12p;T-4p-6p;W-10a-2p;Th-4p-6p;F:12p-2p;Sat: 9a-12p.  Nestled between buildings in a commercially expanding area, The Garden of Love is diverse in what it grows and the people who utilize its resources.  Truly a flourishing oasis which softens & nourishes the urban landscape .   WHG  






 Lojardines comunitarios de Harlem, igual que los otros jardines por toda la ciudad, reflejan la personalidad y cultura de su comunidad con toda su diversidad. Los jardines

comunitarios son la fuerza vital de sus vecindarios; sirven a su comunidad de manera física, mental, espiritual. Dan aliento, energía y alegría a nuestro ambiente. Los jardineros

de Harlem tienen una larga historia de trabajar la tierra y de vivir en afinidad con ella. Nuestros jardines comunitarios nos animan a vivir de una manera positiva y  optimista.

Cultivan la esperanza, la autosuficiencia y la autonomía personal. Muchos celebran con su nombre a algún héroe de la comunidad, a alguna persona “creadora” que conectó

profundamente con la tierra y con su gente. Cada jardín tiene su propia magia. Algunos de los que aparecen en esta lista no cuentan su propia historia con tanto detalle,

¡pero es increíble lo mucho que ofrecen! Y aunque no todos los jardines de Harlem pudieron participar en esta EXPO, les aseguramos que cualquier jardín comunitario

que puedan visitar es una joya que trae vida, belleza y magia a la selva de cemento. Cindy Nibbelink Worley, Project Harmony, Inc., para HARLEM GREEN.    

 Los jardines – por orden alfabético:

Jardín Comunitario Carrie McCracken/Truce, 118th Street & St. Nicholas Ave. Abierto: Sab/Dom: 1-7p; L/Ma/Mi/J/V: 4-6p. Establecido en los años 1980 por

Ms. McCracken, una líder de la comunidad de edad avanzada, el Jardín “Truce” se ha convertido en un núcleo de actividad en St. Nicholas Avenue, con un invernadero,

 múltiples parcelas de cultivo de vegetales, una bonita variedad de girasoles por la que este jardín tiene fama, sistema de composta y mucho más. www.harlemgarden.org  WHG

Jardín Comunitario Carver,Lado sur de la Calle 124 entre 2ª & 3ª  Avenidas. Abierto: L/Ma/Mi/J/V: 6-8p; Sab/Dom: 12-2p; 5-8p. Ubicado en East Harlem,

el Jardín Comunitario Carver es propiedad de y está protegido por Manhattan Land Trust. El jardín existe desde hace muchos años. Actualmente tiene unos 25 miembros.

Durante los últimos 2 años han colaborado con ABC Charter School/Programa de nutrición.  EHG

Jardín Comunitario de Chenchita, 1691 Madison Ave. entre 111th & 112th. Abierto: Dom: 2:30p-4:30p; L-11a-1p; Ma-5p-7p; Mi-11a-1p; J-12p-1:30p; V-11a-2p; Sab: 12p-4p.

Abundancia de actividades de todo tipo para jóvenes y adultos de la comunidad, el Jardín de Chenchita tiene una magnífica huerta de vegetales, árboles frutales,

 jardines de hadas, un mercado de agricultores, proyectos de arte, teatro & poesía, un grupo de hacer crochet/ganchillo & más. Es una institución activa de la comunidad.

www.meetup.com/chenchitasgarden EHG

Jardín Comunitario Clayton Williams, 126th con Frederick Douglass Blvd. Como tantos otros jardines, el Jardín Clayton Wiliams comenzó como un montón

de basura donde un grupo de miembros visionarios de la comunidad vieron la esperanza.  En los años 1980, Ms. Loretta Welcome se puso en contacto

con Clayton Williams, un ex-delincuente reformado que dedicabasu vida a la comunidad, y organizaba equipos con Center for Alternative Sentencing (C.A.S.E.S.).

¡Con Williams y sus enérgicos equipos, nació el jardín!  Aunque, al igual que otros, el Jardín Williams se ha enfrentado con tiempos difíciles,

los ha sobrevivido y es un excelente, querido centro comunitario de salud y productividad. claytonwilliamscg@yahoo.com. WHG

Jardín de Convent Avenue, Abierto casi todas las tardes. Un bellísimo jardín de reposo en el “triángulo” de 151st & Convent/St. Nicholas Aves.

¡Un verdadero oasis en el desierto de cemento! Un lugar donde la gente de todas las edades puede encontrar un respiro, sentarse rodeada de las maravillas de la

naturaleza en alguna de las mesas albergadas entre árboles y flores. WHG

Jardín Diamante/Diamantis,118th St. entre 1a & 2a Avenidas: Abierto: Todos los días, si lo permite el clima. Un jardín muy activo, con vegetales, hierbas,

árboles frutales y más.  El Jardín Diamante/is, iniciado por Migdalia Bernal y su familia es un refugio para la gente mayor del barrio y un centro de aprendizaje

para la juventud; también ha sido el sitio donde se celebró el Festival de la Cosecha de Greenthumb en los últimos años. Es un jardín acogedor para toda la gente,

donde a menudo se encuentran locales y turistas, compartiendo el espacio con un almuerzo o un refresco. EHG

 Jardín Comunitario El Gallo, Esquina de 118th & Lexington. Abierto: Dom/L/Ma/Mi/J/V/Sab: 10a-2p; 3-8p.Cualquier día que visite el Jardín

Comunitario El Gallo podrá ver a varias generaciones entre una gran variedad de vegetables, hierbas, flores y frutas, todo creciendo felizmente en un espacio

relativamente pequeño. Se siente que estos jardineros están aprovechando lo que tienen al máximo. ¡Usan materiales reutilizados por todos los lados!  ¡Merece una visita! EHG

Jardín Electric Ladybug, 237 West 111th St. entre Frederick Douglass & AC Powell Blvds. Abierto; L-V-5:30p-7:30/anochecer; Sab/Dom: 9a-1p; 3p-7p.

Un jardín con tres años de edad, que comenzó como un esfuerzo de jardín-guerrilla y se ha convertido en un santuario verde enfocado hacia la juventud, con lechos

de tierra elevados, composta, un original tanque reciclado para colección de lluvia, conciertos infantiles, decoración de árbol de Navidad, recolección de abrigos y ropas,

y muchos proyectos para crear comunidad.  Es un verdadero espacio energético y mágico! http://www.electricladybuggarden.org/WHG

JardínFive-Star,252 West 121st Street entre Frederick Douglass & AC Powell; Abierto: L/Mi/V: 12p-5p. Fundado en los años 1980 por Classie Parker

con su padre y madre, juntocon muchos vecinos, gente de la tercera edad y voluntarios de la comunidad. Dicen que Classie Parker, que desciende de una larga

línea de conservadoras de alimentos, es “La reina de las conservas de Harlem”.WHG

Jardín Amigable / Friendly Garden, Esquina noroeste de 111th & Park Avenue. Abierto: Mi/J: 9a-4p. Friendly Garden vende sus productos en el

Mercado Juvenil de PS7, vende hierbas y variedades de tomates orgánicos. El jardín atrae a polinizadores con equinácea, eneldo, y otras hierbas florecientes y

medicinales. El segundo grado de Harlem Academy cultiva maíz rojo, girasoles, variedades de coles y lechugas. Tienen varios árboles frutales---cerezo, manzano,

y peral—y disfrutan juntándose para la cosecha comunitaria.EHG

Jardín Conmemorativo Frank White - Brotherhood Sister Sol, 506 West 143rd Street entre Hamilton Place & Broadway. Abierto: L-Sab: 7a-anochecer.

Nombrado por Frank White, un residente vecino que dedicó su vida a los niños de Harlem y que sacrificó su vida protegiendo a varios niños de un pistolero. 

Un espacio fantástico, diseñado y operado en su mayoría por adolescentes.WHG
“Voices” fue creado como parte de un proyecto de restauración en el Jardín Comunitario Frank White en Harlem. Construido en la valla de atrás del

jardín comunitario, en una serie de paneles,  el mural fue inspirado por la misión de Brotherhood Sister Sol de proveer "Positividad, Comunidad, Conocimiento,

y Futuro". Con su trabajo en la comunidad participación en el uso deldía a día del jardín, los jóvenes del equipo del mural pudieron ganar mejor comprensión

de cómo crear colaboraciones para revitalizar comunidades urbanas. Las imágenes del mural en las que las se unen en la lucha por sus derechos, recursos,

acceso a los medios de comunicación, y para hacer escuchar sus voces – hacen eco con la participación activa que los residentes locales tienen en

el cuidado del jardín para que lo disfrute la comunidad entera.

Jardín del Amor / Garden of Love,302 West 116 Street entre Frederick Douglass Blvd. & Manhattan Ave. Abierto: Dom: 11a-2p; L: 10a-12p; Ma:

4p-6p; Mi: 10a-2p; J: 4p-6p; V: 12p-2p; Sab: 9a-12p. Anidado entre edificios en una zona en expansión comercial, el Jardín del Amor es diverso en sus cultivos

 y en la gente que utilizan sus recursos. Un verdadero oasis floreciente que enternece y nutre el paisaje urbano. WHG




          THE KICK-OFF                                                            

Saturday, August 12, 2017

  • The Harris Garden, 153rd & St. Nicholas Ave.

Carribean Art 1-5, Music, Opening Ceremony- 4PM!

 Harlem Grown/Success Garden,118 West 134th Street btw. MalcolmX & AC Powell Blvds.Open: M-F: 8a-6p; S/S: 12p-5p.   Harlem Grown’s Success Garden is, truly, a “success” beyond measure.  Taking a virtually abandoned garden site, Tony Hillary organized his community—school children, educators, neighbors of all stripes both young and old, and completely revitalized this site into  an astonishing, vibrant & productive green learning center which feeds healthy vegetables and fruits to all while teaching important life skills to thousands of school children each year  Harlem Grown’s “success” has continued to “grow” with its huge hydroponic “green house” growing system, a composting area which manages tons of solid waste, and a sprawling urban farm, with egg-laying chickens, and more.  You could spend the day here learning, exploring, basking in the wonder of all this urban organic goodness. Truly a template which every urban neighborhood should be encouoraged to replicate.WHG

 Harlem Rose Garden Founded by Carolyn Schaefer,429 East 129th Street btw Madison Ave. & 5th Ave. Open; S/S:12p-5p. An artful, classic sitting garden designed by Carolyn Schaefer, whom we lost much too soon!  Carolyn was an artist & photographer of note, whose influence reached far into—and beyond—her neighborhood.  The Harlem Rose Garden’s centerpiece may be its outstanding weeping willow graced by “Heritage” roses.EHG

Harlem Valley Community Garden,197 W 134th Street btw Malcom x & ACPowell Blvds. A small diversified garden with lots going on!  Bicycle parking, vertical gardening, composting, children’s events and more! WHG

Hope Steven Community Garden, 142nd and Amsterdam Avenue; Open: M/W/F: 10a-2p; Sat: 11a-2p. A lovely corner, diversified garden, renown for the Suerat-inspired mural.  A gardener writes: “We usually have a garden cook-out on Saturdays. Visitors are welcome. Hope Steven has a wonderful mural that was restored in 2009.* The history of the mural is display for all to read. The gardeners decide what they want to grow so we have all kinds of wonderful stuff growing there.” *Mike Reicher for The New York Times: Artists and conservationists restored “Homage to Seurat: La Grande Jatte in Harlem,” a 1986 mural by Eva Cockcroft.Some neighbors thought it was just a tree painted on the side of a building. But if they stopped for a moment, they would see something else, a painting inspired by a Georges Seurat masterpiece, but turned into a Harlem version of it.It was painted by the artist Eva Cockcroft in 1986. For two years, conservationists and artists had been restoring this faded mural. The colors resemble Seurat’s work “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” But this is La Grande Jatte in Harlem – where a bugler announces that it’s church time, African-Americans stroll and the bold jewel tones of the Caribbean and the American South replace the soft French Impressioist palette.WHG

Jenny’s Garden/ Riverside Valley Community Garden, 138th Street and 12th Avenue. Open: T/Th-10-1;W:9a-4p.Jenny's Garden (formerly known as Riverside Valley Community Garden) was started by Jenny Benitez in 1975. For more than 35 years, she, with teams of volunteers, has transformed the west side of Harlem into a masterpiece of fruits, flowers, herbs and vegetables of all kinds. Like so many gardens this one is truly majestic and should not be missed.   Jenny’s Garden is a  GreenThumb garden within the Riverside Park Conservancy, which makes it unique, but also means that many of their volunteer activities are also within Riverside Park from 135-145th Street.  Within the garden itself, they grow vegetables in both communal and individually tended plots.  Last year, they grew enough produce in the communal plots to donate 150 pounds of food to a neighborhood soup kitchen, Broadway Presbyterian on 114th street.  This summer, under the auspices of GreenThumb, they are hosting eight young, future leaders from the NYC Youth Leadership Council.  Our projects are building a greenhouse and picnic tables, as well as installing an irrigation system in the garden.  The interns are also learning about planting and maintenance within the garden.  WHG

Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden, 219 West 122nd Street btw Powell & Douglass. Open: every day, 10-dusk. Beginning in 1985, with the help of octogenarian Mr. Wilson, and neighborhood youths, Haja and Cindy Worley worked to transform several garbage-infested barren lots into what has become a productive oasis of healing.  The garden hosts a CSA. People’s Market, food justice, food preservation & environmental workshops. People from all around contribute to the compost system.  The pond, vertical gardens & bee hives in addition to concerts, story- telling, youth “environment Ranger” & arts programs, canning & preserving workshops, make this a vital community hub.  There is a superbly managed feral cat colony whose caretakers conscientiously maintain healthful feline standards, keeping the population down—and also keeping the neighborhood’s rodent population to a minimum. This year, the JD Wilson Garden is also hosting youths from the NY Youth Leadership Council. www.projectharmonynyc.org. Note the unique fence fashioned from foundry cast-offs by artist Steven Schmerfeld.  Currentwe are struggling to convince the City to  acquire the 2 lots(not yet permanent of the 4 lots this garden occupies)via eminent domain, if necessary .WHG

Linnette C. Williamson/Unity Garden, 52+ West 128th Street btw 5th Ave. & Malcolm X Blvd. Open – M/T/W/Th/F/S: 9a-8p. Part of a larger configuration of gardens, founded in 1965 and now in its 52nd year! The “Unity Garden” was the very first Vest Pocket Park not only in NYC, but in the Nation—an initiative aided by then Senator Robert  F. Kennedy.  The “Unity Park Association” has prevailed, and, with participation from a large segment of the changing neighborhood has children’s programs, vegetable beds, lovely sitting areas, and more.  WHG

Luigi’s Garden of Love, 227 West 115th Street btw Frederick Douglass& Adam Clayton Powell  Blvds. Open hours:.The garden is affiliated with the 115th St library and with some schools in the neighborhood. They teach about planting and growing in the garden and home.  Luigi’s Garden is known for having not just wonderful vegetables, but great cook-outs! WHG

Maggie’s Magic Garden Maggie's Magic Garden (formerly known as Maggie's Garden), 100th Street and Lexington Ave. Open: S/M/T/W/Th/F/S: 7a-6p.  In existence for over 23 years, Maggie’s Magic Garden  started as a community effort but soon became a one women show. Maria Magdalena Amurrio, better known as Maggie, and her group of volunteers have made this garden a small oasis. Over the years we have transformed empty dirty lots into an organic garden. We also have fruit trees, vegetables, and a lovely mini rose garden. We have a sitting area with tables where the community can come in and sit, read,or have lunch. Local restaurants contribute to our compost program, which we use to plant. Our garden has been built with materials that we have recycled and now serve a purpose. Recently we have adopted two bee hives, where the bees are working hard to produce honey and help our vegetation. The community members give us donations  for our organic vegetables to maintains the garden. It is a total community effort. Come visit us!  EHG                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


JardínHarlem Grown/Success,118 West 134th Street entre. Malcolm X & AC Powell Blvds. Abierto: L-V: 8a-6p; Sab/Dom: 12p-5p. El Jardín Harlem Grown/Success es, de veras, un “éxito” sin límite. Recuperando el espacio de un jardín que había quedado prácticamente abandonado, Tony Hillery organizó su comunidad—estudiantes de escuela, educadores/as, vecinos de todo tipo, jóvenes y ancianos, y revitalizó este sitio completamente, creando un centro educativo verde sorprendente, dinámico y productivo, que provee frutas y vegetales saludables para todas y todos, a la vez que enseña importantes destrezas de vida a miles de niños cada año.  El éxito de Harlem Grown ha seguido creciendo con su enorme invernadero de cultivo hidropónico, un área de composta que procesa toneladas de desechos orgánicos, y una granja urbana extensa, con gallinas ponedoras de huevos, y más. Se podría pasar el día entero allí, aprendiendo, explorando, absorbiendo las maravillas de toda esta riqueza urbana orgánica. Es un verdadero modelo que todos los vecindarios urbanos deberían tratar de replicar. WHG

Jardínde Rosas de Harlem / Harlem Rose Garden, fundado por Carolyn Schaefer:429 East 129th Street entre Madison Ave. & 5th Ave. Abierto; Sab/Dom: 12p-5p. Un jardín de reposo, artístico, clásico, diseñado por Carolyn Schaefer, ¡a quien perdimos demasiado pronto! Carolyn era una artista y fotógrafa reconocida, cuya influencia se sintió en su barrio –y mucho más allá.  La pieza central del Jardín Harlem Rose puede ser su notable sauce llorón, rodeado de rosales “Heritage”.EHG

Jardín ComunitarioHarlem Valley,197 W 134th Street entre Malcolm X & AC Powell Blvds. ¡Un jardín pequeño y diversificado con mucha actividad! ¡Parqueo de bicicletas, jardines verticales, composta, eventos infantiles y más! WHG

Jardín Comunitario Hope Steven, 142nd & Amsterdam Avenue; Abierto: L/Mi/V: 10a-2p; Sab: 11a-2p. Un bello jardín diversificado, en la esquina, reconocido por su mural inspirado por Seurat.  Una jardinera escribe: “Normalmente hacemos una barbacoa en el jardín los sábados. Los visitantes son bienvenidos. Hope Steven tiene un mural fantástico que se restauró en 2009.* La historia del mural está a la vista para que la lea el público. Los jardineros deciden lo que quieren plantar, así que tenemos todo tipo de cosas fantásticas que crecen aquí”. *Mike Reicher en The New York Times: Artistas y restauradores restauraron “Homage to Seurat: La Grande Jatte in Harlem”, a  mural de 1986 por Eva Cockcroft. Algunos vecinos creyeron que era solo un árbol pintado en el lado de un edificio, pero si paraban un momento verían algo más, una pintura inspirada por una obra maestra de Georges Seurat, pero convertida en una versión de la obra acerca de Harlem. La pintó la artista Eva Cockcroft en 1986. Durante dos años, restauradores y artistas trabajaron en este mural descolorido. Los colores se parecen a la obra de Seurat “Una tarde de domingo en la Isla de la Grande Jatte”. Pero esto es La Grande Jatte en Harlem – donde un trompetista anuncia que es la hora de ir a la iglesia, hay afro-americanos que pasean, y los tonos brillantes y llamativos del Caribe y del Sur Americano remplazan la paleta del Impresionismo . Francés.WHG

Jardínde Jenny / Jardín Comunitario Riverside Valley, 138th Street & 12th Avenue. Abierto: Ma/J: 10-1; Mi: 9a-4p.

El Jardín de Jenny (conocido antes como el Jardín Comunitario Riverside Valley) fue iniciado por Jenny Benitez en 1975. Por más de 35 años, ella, con equipos de voluntarios, han transformado el lado oeste de Harlem en una obra maestra de frutas, flores, hierbas y vegetales de todo tipo. Como tantos jardines, este es realmente majestuoso y no debería perderse. El Jardín de Jenny es un jardín de GreenThumb dentro de Riverside Park Conservancy, por lo que es único, pero también significa que muchas de sus actividades de voluntariado también quedan dentro de Riverside Park desde 135-145th Street. En el jardín de por sí, cultivan vegetales en lotes comunales e individuales. El año pasado, cosecharon bastante producto en los lotes comunales para donar 150 libras de alimentos a una cocina comunitaria local, Broadway Presbyterian en la calle 114. Este verano, con el apoyo de GreenThumb, serán anfitriones para ocho jóvenes líderes futuros del Consejo de Liderazgo Juvenil de NYC. Nuestros proyectos son construir un invernadero y mesas de picnic, y también instalar un sistema de regadío en el jardín. Los pasantes también aprenderán acerca de plantar y mantener el jardín.  WHG

Jardín ConmemorativoJoseph Daniel Wilson, 219 West 122nd Street entre Powell & Douglass. Abierto: todos los días, 10a-anochecer. Comenzando en 1985, con la ayuda del octogenario Sr. Wilson y de jóvenes del barrio, Haja y Cindy Worley trabajaron para transformar varias parcelas abandonadas y llenas de basura en lo que ha convertido en un productivo oasis de sanación. El jardín sirve como sede de un programa de CSA (Agricultura Comunitaria), el Mercado del Pueblo/People’s Market, talleres de justicia alimenticia, conservación de alimentos y medioambientales. Hay mucha gente que contribuye al sistema de composta. El estanque, jardines verticales y colmenas de abejas, además de conciertos, relatos de cuentos, programas para jóvenes del medio ambiente y de artes, talleres de conserva de alimentos, hacen de este jardín un núcleo vital de la comunidad. Se mantiene de manera excelente una colonia de gatos silvestres, cuyos cuidadores mantienen a salud felina a conciencia, controlando el crecimiento de población—y también manteniendo la población local de roedores al mínimo. Este año, el Jardín JD Wilson también servirá como base para jóvenes del Consejo de Liderazgo Juvenil de NYC. www.projectharmonynyc.org. WHG

JardínLinnette C. Williamson/Unity: 52 West 128th Street entre 5th Ave. & Malcolm X Blvd. – Abierto: L/Ma/Mi/J/V/S: 9a-8p. Parte de una configuración más grande de jardines, ¡fundado en 1965 y celebrando ya sus 52 años! El “Jardín de la Unidad” fue el primer jardín de bolsillo (Vest Pocket Park) no solo en NYC, sino en la Nación entera—una iniciativa apoyada por el entonces Senador Robert  F. Kennedy. La “Unity Park Association” ha perdurado y, con participación de un gran segmento del vecindario cambiante, ofrece programas para niños, huerta de vegetales, áreas para sentarse encantadoras, y más.  WHG

Jardín del Amor de Luigi/ Garden of Love, 227 West 115th Street entre Frederick Douglass& Adam Clayton Powell  Blvds. Abierto: El jardín está afiliado con la biblioteca de la Calle 115 y con algunas escuelas en el barrio. Enseñan sobre plantar y cultivar en el jardín y en el hogar. ¡Luigi’s Garden es famoso no solo por sus fantásticos vegetales, sino también por sus magníficas barbacoas!WHG

JardínMágico de Maggie / Maggie's Magic Garden, (antes llamado Maggie's Garden) en 100th Street & Lexington Ave. Abierto: S/L/Ma/Mi/J/V/D: 7a-6p. En existencia por más de 23 años, el Jardín Mágico de Maggie empezó como un esfuerzo comunitario pero pronto se convirtió en un proyecto de una sola mujer. María Magdalena Amurrio, mejor conocida como Maggie, y su grupo de voluntarios han hecho un pequeño oasis de este jardín. A lo largo de los años hemos transformado parcelas vacías, sucias, en un jardín orgánico. También tenemos árboles frutales, vegetales, y un lindo mini jardín de rosas. Tenemos un área para sentarse con mesa, donde la comunidad puede venir a descansar, leer un libro, o almorzar. Los restaurantes locales contribuyen a nuestro programa de composta, que luego usamos para abonar nuestras plantas. Nuestro jardín está construido con materiales que reciclamos y ahora tienen uso. WHG


Mandela Park Garden: 126th Street btw Frederick Douglass & ACPowell Blvds.

A relatively new garden hewn from an abandoned, asphalt parking lot, and transformed into a  brilliant, native wildflower meadow , with 

sitting areas,vegetable beds, and more.WHG

Margrichante/Swing Street Garden-155-159 West 133rd Street -Open: Sunday through Saturday, 10a-2p. A large, multi-faceted, traditional community garden with multiple vegetable beds, beautiful weeping willows, community spaces and more..WHG

Morris-Jumel Community Garden: 457 W. 162nd Street @ Amsterdam Avenue; Open: Sat/Sun-12p-5p;W: 6-9p. Founded in the 1980’s, the MJ Community Garden’s is a welcoming place with bountiful vegetable and flower beds, composting system, a swing hanging from a tree to be enjoyed by both youths and adults, a relaxing sitting area and open casita.  The MJCG is also home to a well-managed feral cat community.  Interesting fact:lore has it that  the MJ garden was where the Morris-Jumel Mansion’s staff families gardened in the 18th century. http://www.facebook.com/MorrisJumelGarden; http://morrisjumelcats.tumbler.com/  WHG/WASH HEIGHTS

New !23rd Street Garden:  123rd street Garden btw MalcolmX & AC Powell Blvds.open M-Sun: dawn-dusk. A garden twice resurrected due to nearby construction, it has emerged as a carefully manicured, spacious garden with peaceful sitting areas, as well as sumptuous vegetable beds and fruit trees.WHG

124th Street Garden: 124th Street between Powell and MalcolmX Blvds. Getting back on its feet after neighboring construction destroyed much of the garden, this is a garden which has gone through several iterations, but is making a brave come-back.EHG

Our Little Green Acre: 122nd Street near corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd. Open: most evenings, Saturday, Sunday. Founded  in 2005, Our Little Green Acre goes way back to the early 1980’s when it was “Garden 8,” the “old-timer’s garden’ on 8th Avenue.  This is a beautifully organized little farm, with neat rows of some of the best vegetables and herbs to be found!  Even peanuts, cotton and stevia are grown here. WHG

PCB William B. Washington Garden: corner of 126th & St. Nicholas Avenue.; Open: Sat-12p-6p; Sun:11a-4p. Founded in 1993, the Washington Garden began as a joint venture between the Progressive Baptist Church and area residents & memorializes the highly regarded former Pastor Wm. B. Washington, who believed deeply in community involvement.  The Washington garden hosts community meetings, workshops, weddings, cookouts, and more. The garden is known for the annual “Gospel Streetfest.” Begun by the late Rev. James Jones, WHG

Peaceful Valley Community Garden:117th near corner of Madison Avenue. Open; M/T/W/Th/F: 3p-8p. Growing a variety of flowers, vegetables and herbs & working with youth.EHG

Pleasant Village Community Garden, Pleasant Avenue btw 118th & 119th Streets.Open: W: 5-7p, Sat/Sun:10a-2p. Visitors welcome anytime the garden is open.
A thriving oasis in East Harlem, PVCG holds Easter egg hunts, pumpkin carvings, a music fest and moth night for International Moth Week every year.  Local schoolchildren come to the garden to learn about plants and gardening. Founded by the late Rose Gardella, who flower-bombed the vacant lots in the early 1970s, PVCG is today a thriving community urban farm with beautiful, free roaming chickens, trees, vegetable and herbs of every kind!  Sadly, PVCG is in imminent danger of losing a large section of its public land to a developer for $1. The gardeners are devastated over the impending loss of this land that houses chickens, a large community compost bin that diverts over 4,000 lbs of organic waste a year, a growing plot for donating food to the Edible Schoolyard, and a native pollinator plant field. If you are interested in helping to save the land, visit our website dedicated to this effort: https://pvcghpdland.wixsite.com/savetheland Follow us on Facebook @pleasantvillagecommunitygarden..  EHG 

Robert Clinkscales Community Garden: 146th Street tw. Powell & Douglass Blvds.Open: F/S/S: 2p-6p.Founded over 20 years ago, the Clinkscales garden was revitalized between 2012 & 2014 into both a playground with sprinklers and play equipment suited to all abilities, as well as lush beds of vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit.WHG

Rodale Pleasant Park Community Garden*: 437 East 114th Street- Open; The Rodale Pleasant Park Community Garden, originally established in the early 1990s by local residents, was partially abandoned until 1998, when the nearby Little Sisters of the Assumption (LSA), which operates a social services organization in the neighborhood, reclaimed the garden. The LSA group, comprised mainly of immigrants from Mexico,raised high-yield crops of  vegetables including radishes, tomatoes, squash, cilantro and papalo, a popular Mexican herb.  In 2003 this space received a generous gift from the Rodale Family Foundation for capital improvements and garden revitalization. Working with community members and renowned landscape designer Billie Cohen, NYRP construction and horticultural crews re-imagined the site, so that it has become the lovely place it is today. EHG

117th Street Garden btw Lexington & 3rd Aves. A Casita Garden with numerous  activities daily. Art work by Garden Overseer, Ray Santana.EHG

132nd Street Garden:108-114 West 132nd street.Open: F/S/S: 12p-7p. Established 1993. Outstanding sitting garden with magnificent crapemyrtles, winding pathways, a magical koi pond, secret gardens within a garden.  An exquisite community sanctuary. WHG

William A. Harris Garden: 153rd & St. Nicholas; Open: M-F-6p-7:30p; Sat-10a-5p;Sun-12p-3p. Aeard-wining garden on the hill.  Founded by Mr. William A. Harris and his family in 1979. Vertical gardens, large sitting area with cook-out facilities, vegetables, herbs, flowers.  Unique in every way.WHG


* It should be noted that Rodale and “Maggie’s  Garden (uptown) , were professionally landscaped by NYRP, but are tended by neighborhood residents.JardínMandela Park: 126th Street entre Frederick Douglass & AC Powell Blvds.

Un jardín relativamente nuevo, tallado del asfalto de un lote de parqueo abandonado, y transformado en un colorido prado de flores silvestres nativas, con áreas de reposo, huerta de vegetales, y más.WHG

JardínMargrichante/Swing Street - 155-159 West 133rd Street

Abierto: Domingo a sábado, 10a-2p. Un gran jardín comunitario, polifacético, tradicional con múltiples huertas de vegetales, bellos sauces llorones, espacios comunitarios y más.WHG

Jardín ComunitarioMorris-Jumel: 457 W. 162nd Street con Amsterdam Avenue; Abierto: Sab/Dom: 12p-5p; Mi: 6-9p. Fundado en los años 1980, el Jardín Comunitario MJ es un sitio acogedor con abundantes cultivos de vegetales y flores, sistema de composta, un columpio colgado en un árbol para que gocen jóvenes y adultos, un área de reposo y una casita abierta. El MJCG también sirve como hogar para una comunidad bien mantenida de gatos silvestres. Hecho interesante: cuentan que el jardín MJ era donde las familias empleadas en la Mansión Morris-Jumel mantenían su jardín/huerta en el Siglo XVIII. http://www.facebook.com/MorrisJumelGarden; http://morrisjumelcats.tumbler.com/  WHG/WASH.HEIGHTS

Nuevo Jardín de 123rd Street:ElJardín de 123rd Street entre Malcolm X & AC Powell Blvds.Abierto: L-D: Amanecer-anochecer. Un jardín resucitado dos veces por motivo de construcciones cercanas, ha aparecido como un jardín minuciosamente cuidado, espacioso, con pacificas áreas para sentarse y también con una rica huerta de vegetales y árboles frutales.WHG

Jardínde 124th Street: 124th Street entre Powell and Malcolm X Blvds. Se está recuperando después de que un proyecto de construcción al lado destruyó gran parte de este jardín, este jardín ha pasado por varias etapas, pero sigue resistiendo con valentía. W/E?HG

Nuestro Pequeño Acre Verde / Our Little Green Acre: 122nd Street cerca de la esquina de Frederick Douglass Blvd. Abierto: Casi todas las tardes, sábado, domingo. Fundado en 2005, Our Little Green Acre se remonta a principios de los 80, cuando era “Jardín 8”, el “jardín de los veteranos de la comunidad en la 8a Avenida. ¡Es una pequeña granja urbana, muy bien organizada, con ordenadas filas de los mejores vegetales y hierbas que se puedan ver! Aquí se cultivan hasta cacahuetes/maní, algodón y stevia.WHG

JardínPCB William B. Washington: esquina de 126th & St. Nicholas Avenue. Abierto: Sab-12p-6p; Dom: 11a-4p. Fundado en 1993, el Jardín Washington como colaboración de Progressive Baptist Church y residentes locales, y conmemora al respetado antiguo Pastor Wm. B. Washington, que creía firmemente en la participación comunitaria. El Jardín Washington ofrece espacio para reuniones comunitarias, talleres, bodas, barbacoas y más. El jardín famoso por su “Gospel Streetfest” anual. Iniciado por el difunto Rev. James Jones.WHG

Jardín ComunitarioPeaceful Valley:117th cerca de la esquina de Madison Avenue. Abierto: L/Ma/Mi/J/V: 3p-8p. Cultiva una variedad de flores, vegetales y hierbas, y trabaja con jóvenes. EHG

Jardín Comunitario Pleasant Village, Pleasant Avenue entre 118th & 119th Streets. Abierto: Mi: 5-7p, Sab/Dom: 10a-2p. Visitantes bienvenidos siempre que el jardín esté abierto.Un oasis próspero en East Harlem, PVCG celebra búsquedas de huevos de pascua, tallas de calabazas, un festival de música y una noche de las polillas como parte de la Semana Internacional de las Polillas cada año. Los niños de escuelas locales vienen al jardín para aprender sobre las plantas y la jardinería. Fundado por la difunta Rose Gardella, que sembraba bombas de semillas en parcelas abandonadas a principios de los años 1970, ¡hoy PVCG es una próspera granja urbana comunitaria con bonitas gallinas que se pasean, árboles, vegetales y hierbas de todo tipo! Tristemente, PVCG está en peligro inminente de perder una gran sección de su terreno público, que se venderá a un constructor por $1. Los jardineros se sienten devastados por la próxima pérdida de esta tierra que es hogar para las gallinas, para un sistema grande de composta para la comunidad que procesa más de 4.000 libras de desechos orgánicos al año, una huerta para donar alimentos al programa escolar Edible Schoolyard, y un campo de plantas nativas para atraer a polinizadores. Si usted está interesado en ayudar a salvar este terreno, visite nuestra página web dedicada a este esfuerzo: https://pvcghpdland.wixsite.com/savetheland Síganos en Facebook @pleasantvillagecommunitygarden. EHG  

Jardín ComunitarioRobert Clinkscales: 146th Street entre Powell & Douglass Blvds.Abierto: V/Sab/Dom: 2p-6p. Fundado hace más de 20 años, el Jardín Clinkscales fue revitalizado entre 2012 & 2014, haciéndose un área de juego para niños con aspersores y equipamiento de juego apto para todas las capacidades, y también con ricos cultivos de vegetales, hierbas, flores y fruta. WHG

Jardín ComunitarioRodale Pleasant Park: 437 East 114th Street – Abierto: El Jardín Comunitario Rodale Pleasant Park, establecido originalmente a principios de los 1990 por residentes locales, fue abandonado en parte hasta 1998, cuando las Hermanitas de la Asunción (Little Sisters of the Assumption, o LSA), que operan una organización de servicios sociales en el vecindario, recuperaron el jardín. El grupo LSA, compuesto principalmente de inmigrantes de México, cultivaron cosechas de vegetales de alta producción, incluyendo rábanos, tomates, calabazas, cilantro y pápalo, una hierba popular mexicana. En 2003 este espacio recibió un generoso obsequio de la Fundación Familiar Rodale para mejoras capitales y revitalización del jardín. En colaboración con miembros de la comunidad y la prestigiosa diseñadora paisajista Billie Cohen, los equipos de construcción y horticultura de NYRP re-imaginaron el sitio, de modo que se ha convertido en el bello lugar que es hoy en día.EHG

Jardínde 132nd Street:108-114 West 132nd Street. Abierto: V/Sab/Dom: 12p-7p. Establecido 1993. Un gran jardín de reposo con magníficos mirtos crespones, senderos serpentinos, un mágico estanque con carpas koi, jardines secretos dentro del jardín grande. Un exquisito santuario en la comunidad.WHG

Jardín William A. Harris: 153rd & St. Nicholas; Abierto: L-V: 6p-7:30p; Sab: 10a-5p; Dom: 12p-3p. Este jardín del promontorio ha ganado premios. Fundado por Mr. William A. Harris y su familia en 1979. Jardines verticales, área de reposo grande con facilidades para barbacoas, vegetales, hierbas, flores. Único de muchas maneras.WHG


Gardens in Action/Jardines en Acción

Most gardens are open every day , but  the gardens listed here  are most likely to be active as noted.

Diamante/Diamantis Garden:118th Street btw 1st and 2nd Avenues: Open: Every da

Harlem Grown/Success Garden;118 West 134th Street

btw. MalcolmX & AC Powell Blvds.Open: M-F: 8a-6p; S/S: 12p-5p.

Jenny’s Garden/ Riverside Valley Community Garden:138th Street/12th Ave.. Open: T/Th-10-1PM;



Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden: Please Join us on Thursday, the 17th!

219 West 122nd Street btw Powell & Douglass. Open: every day, 10-dusk.




MAGGIE’S MAGIC GARDEN, Lexington Ave. btw 101 & 100 St. Open Daily.



Walking/Bike Tours/ Excursiones a pie / bicicleta


Please Note: Your tour guides may take you  to gardens that are mapped, although they

are not listed here,; they are well worth seeing!!


#1-West Harlem, Washington Heights: Tour Guide: Eren T. Gibson

Starting Point:Jenny’s Garden-139th &12th Ave.;

Hope Steven-142nd & Amsterdam

Frank White/Brotherhood-Sister Sol: 143rd //Hamilton Pl & Boadway

Robert Clinkscales: 146th //7th & 8th

Maggie’s Garden: 149// Broadway & Amsterdam

Morris-Jumel: West 162/Amsterdam

Convent: 151st & Convent

Harris Garden: 153rd/ St. Nicholas( music, art, Kick-Off Ceremony– 4PM)

#2:East HARLEM : TourGuide: Christine Johnson

Starting Point:Pleasant Valley:Pleasant Avenue //118 & 119.

Diamante/Diamantis Garden: 118th //1st & 2nd Aves.

El Gallo Garden: corner 118th & Lexington.

117th Street Garden,: 117 //Lexington & 3rd.

Carver: 124th // 2nd & 3rd.

Harlem Rose Garden founded by Carolyn Schaefer:

4 East 129th Street // 5th & Madison.Walking/Bike Tours/ Excursiones a pie / bicicleta


Please Note: Your tour guides may take you  to gardens that are mapped,

did not respond for this liisting, but  are well worth seeing!!



#1 EAST HARLEM—Tour Guide: Christine Johnson

Starting Point:Maggie’s Magic Garden, Lexington Ave. //101st  & 100th

Friendly Garden, 111th & Park

Chenchita’s Garden, 111th & Madison

Rodale Pleasant Park: 437 East 114th St.

Peaceful Valley Garden, 117th near Madison Ave




#2a WEST/CENTRAL HARLEM: 1:00-5:00PM—Tour Guide: Eren T. Gibson

Starting Point: Electric Lady Bug Garden, 111th // Powell & Douglass

Luigi’s Garden, 227 West 115th //Powell & Douglass

Garden of Love, 302 West 116th St. //Douglass Blvd. & Manhattan Ave.

Luigi’s Garden of Love, 227 West 115th Street //Douglass & Powell.

Carrie McCracken/TRUCE Garden, 118th & St. Nicholas Ave.

Five Star Garden, 252 West 121st Street // Ppowell & Douglass.

Our Little Green Acre  (in case you missed the workshop eatlier!) 122nd  near corner of Douglass).

PCB Wm. B. Washington Garden , 126TH NEAR St. Nichollas Ave.

Mandela Garden, 126th //Douglass & Powell.

Clayton Williams Garden 126th & Fred Douglass—Final Event, Jazz with Marcus Steele & Co. 5:30pm.


#2b: Central/West Harlem: 1:00-5:00 PM—Tour Guide: Marouh Hussein

Starting Point:Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden, 219 W. 122nd //Powell & Douglass.

New 123rd Street Garden, 123rd // Powell & Malcolm X

Rev. Linnette Williamson/Unity Park ,52 West 128th Street // 5th Ave. & MalcolmX Blvd.

132nd Street Garden,: 108-114 West 132nd // Powell & MalcolmX.

Margrichante/Swing Street Garden, 155-159 West 133rd Street // Powell & Blvd.

Harlem Valley Community Garden, 197 West 134th Street

Harlem Grown/Success Garden 118 West 134th Street//Powell & Malcolm X Blvd.


Clayton Williams Community Garden: 126th & Douglass, FINAL EVENT: JAZZ with Marcus Steele & Co. 5:30PM.


1) Apply NOW: Membership forms are available now for our summer CSA.  Get your fresh, organically and locally grown veggies, weekly, June through October!! The Harlem Harvest People’s Market will also be starting up again in June—every Thursday, in front of the Garden!

2) Project Harmony, Inc. is the recipient of a Manhattan Borough President’s “MCAP” award; funds which will help to support the purchase of organic, locally-grown produce for our people’s Market, enabling us to sell it at a reduced rate to local residents, and supporting Claudio Gonzalez, whose local, family farm supplies most of the produce.

3) Project Harmony and the Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden are participating in “Building Healthy Communities” –an initiative sponsored jointly by GreenThumb and the Department of Health, which will involve growing and distributing healthy vegetables/food, and healthy food prep workshops & demos. More on that later!!

4) BEES! BEES! BEES! That’s right—we will have three bee hives in the JD Wilson Garden this summer! More pollination! More honey! Though as you know, we don’t take the honey from new hives for at least a year or two—but we can always taste!;-)

5) The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 15th. Time to be announced!! Watch for flyers. It will be a belly of fun—with games, prizes, and eggs, eggs, eggs !!!

6) New York Cares Day—Big Spring cleaning and garden refresher—painting, pruning, mulching, refreshing the vertical garden boxes and more—coming up on APRIL 22!!

7) Spring blossoms—despite the weather ups and downs, we’re hoping for a superfluousness spring show of daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, alliums— much.much more! We’re hoping the forsythia, which was fooled into bloom much too early comes back, as well as the flowering fruit trees, lilac, trumpet vine, and more. We hope it will,,as before, be a glorious April, May & June!

8) Project Harmony is this year participating in the GreenThumb sponsored Youth Leadership Council. We’ve already met our three outstanding college “mentors” and greatly look forward to meeting our high school participants. We have big plans!

9) Keep watching for news about our June 21st SOLSTICE CONCERT, Summer workshop series, AND THE HARLEM GREEN COMMUNITY GARDEN EXPO!           (Coming up in August)