Category Archives: NYCHA Gardens

Mum’s the Word

When I was growing up, my mother’s favorite season for gardening and working on home improvement projects was autumn. At the first sign of leaves falling she’d come home from the market with corn stalks to line our front door … Continue reading

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Farming in the City: NYCHA Opens Its First Large-Scale Urban Farm

These days, new urban farms are big news. As people work to lead healthier, greener, and complementary-to-the-earth lives, urban farming is becoming more popular than ever. It’s all over the country, too. In Seattle, the Beacon Food Forest will soon … Continue reading

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NYCHA Arbor House Will Grow Own Food

The Bronx is welcoming the newly completed Arbor House to the neighborhood. Located at 770 East 166th Street at Tinton Avenue, NYCHA’s Arbor House is a part of the Morrisania community. It is 8 stories high and includes 120,000 square … Continue reading

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7 Location Ideas for Apartment and Urban Gardening

By Devon Johnson, Contributing Writer Devon Johnson is a new contributing writer for Urban Gardens NYC.  Devon grew up in Brooklyn in NYCHA’s Marcy Development, and is one of our New York based writers. Read his introductory post here. Hey guys … Continue reading

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One of NYCHA’s True Green Gardeners

By Devon Johnson, Contributing Writer This morning as I looked out my window and saw several fallen trees I was inspired to write about gardening in NYCHA. I woke up, turned on my computer, looked at the Google search query … Continue reading

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New Contributing Writer- Devon Johnson

Hello Blogging world and online readers, my name is Devon Johnson.  Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, I’m a 31 year old inspiring blogger and social media guy, currently a  seasonal employee with New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). My Department is Resident … Continue reading

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GreenNYCHA and NYCHA Journal Spotlight Their Resident Gardeners

A couple months ago, I wrote a post recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Housing Authority’s Garden and Greening Program. Ever since then, I’ve been a regular visitor to the NYCHA website, and I make sure to … Continue reading

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Bronx River Houses: NYCHA’s Rain Garden

Rain gardens are a phenomenon I was unfamiliar with until a recent encounter with the Bronx River Houses, a development that’s part of the New York City Housing Authority. Last fall, NYCHA and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection teamed … Continue reading

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NYCHA Resident Green Committees (RGCs) fight for a greener NYC

Urban gardens need evangelists, enthusiastic advocates who not only get others excited about the possibility of gardening in the city, but are willing to do the hard work associated with coaxing plants from concrete. Residents living in New York City … Continue reading

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GreenNYCHA and Mr. Peanut bring another urban garden to Manhattan’s Lower East Side

Urban gardens are garnering big time support not only from individual residents, but from major public and private organizations. In October, Planters brought its “Naturally Remarkable” program to New York City in a partnership with the New York City Housing … Continue reading

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