The 462 Halsey Community Garden Project is a collaborative effort between residents and businesses of Bedford-Stuyvesant to transform 462 Halsey Street, a vacant lot for almost 20 years, into a thriving community garden.
Our goals are:
- To forge new community bonds and relationships through mutual hard work.
- To offer neighborhood youths a place to learn and grow through hands-on learning and involvement.
- To serve those who have helped shape the heart of this community: families who want and need healthy food options.
- For the community to be self-sustaining through independent agriculture.
- To offer a percentage of our harvest for sale to local businesses, in order to give them the opportunity to financially support this community effort as well as provide them with the freshest ingredients for their customers, by their customers.
462 Halsey is in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7B. We use recycled materials whenever possible and we constantly strive to minimize our environmental impact via rainwater collection, composting, and more. We adhere to organic growing practices; we do not apply chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers anywhere in the garden, or use chemically treated wood for garden beds.
We are open to members year-round and to the general public from April 1st to October 31st (unless otherwise specified for events).
Seasonal public hours are as follows:
Monday – Friday : 8am to dusk
Saturday : 9am to 8pm
Sunday : 9am to 6pm