462 Halsey Community Garden

Grant Year:  2016

462 Halsey Community Garden is building a trommel to sift and process their compost quicker. They are also improving and repairing their bins as well as expanding their educational component by offering workshops on tracking data and using technology in their composting.
 
462 Halsey Community Garden is building raised beds and an irrigation system to improve the garden infrastructure and make it more sustainable. The group is revitalizing a section of its garden as an organic, communal food-growing space.

Grant Year:  2015

462 Halsey Community Garden is continuing its communal garden beds, sharing harvests among gardeners and other neighborhood residents. It is also expanding the garden's compost capacity, which has grown from 272 pounds in 2012 to nearly 10 tons in 2014, allowing the garden to better meet the needs of community residents who are becoming more environmentally conscious.

Grant Year:  2015

462 Halsey Community Garden is expanding their current compost bin system, which has reached capacity. They are rodent-proofing their bins as well as improving their data collection by partnering with WeRadiate to measure temperature and breakdown of organic material.

Grant Year:  2014

462 Halsey Community Garden is undertaking a biofiltration and soil remediation project to protect crops from heavy metal contaminants in the surrounding environment. As part of this effort, it is building additional curing stations for its compost. At the end of the project the group will produce a soil resource guide for distribution among other community gardens.

Grant Year:  2013

The 462 Halsey Community Garden is expanding their garden’s offerings by introducing weekly potlucks using both produce from the garden and dishes cooked by community members. The potlucks are promoting eating healthy and are building community by giving neighbors a chance to meet each other and share food and recipes. The group is also offering childcare to enable families to bring their children to the events.

Grant Year:  2012

The 462 Halsey Community Garden is transforming a vacant lot that attracted vagrancy, drug use and vandalism into a community garden. They are designing the garden to allow maximum visibility from both the inside and outside to encourage a feeling of safety and to bring greenery into the neighborhood.

Grant Year:  2012

The 462 Halsey Community Garden is building more durable compost bins to divert more organic waste from landfills and to establish the garden as a NYC Compost Project Demonstration Site. The group is replacing their existing bins, which are showing signs of decay and do not keep the compost moist and warm.

Grant Year:  2012

The 462 Halsey Community Garden is transforming a vacant lot into a thriving garden. This underutilized area is being transformed into a community hub to provide fresh produce for the neighborhood, encourage pride in the neighborhood, and foster healthy living.