The Prospect Heights Community Farm benefits from strong relationships with New York City’s vibrant community of gardening and open-space advocacy organizations. Below are just a few of the groups that help keep our garden gate open.
Brooklyn Alliance of Neighborhood Gardens
The Brooklyn Alliance of Neighborhood Gardens (BANG) holds the deeds to five community gardens, including Prospect Heights Community Farm. It is a local, nonprofit land trust that strives “to forever conserve, create, and empower community managed greenspace through education, advocacy, and grassroots organizing.”
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a 52-acre living museum where beauty, romance, and fun blossom among world-class plant collections and specialty gardens. Admired as an urban horticultural and botanical resource, BBG inspires visitors to discover that plants are essential to life. The BBG website is a portal to a wealth of information on horticulture and urban gardening.
GreenBridge at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
GreenBridge, the community horticulture program of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, is designed to share the knowledge and resources of BBG with the neighborhoods of the borough. Working with block associations, community gardens, community centers, and other groups, GreenBridge promotes conservation and community through gardening activities. The Prospect Heights Community Farm is a proud member of the GreenBridge Community Garden Alliance. Visit the GreenBridge website to learn more about upcoming community horticulture education events in Brooklyn.
As the largest community gardening program in the country, GreenThumb has over 600 member gardens serving 20,000 city residents. Since 1978, GreenThumb been committed to providing support to help strengthen gardens, strengthen gardener skills, and strengthen communities. GreenThumb’s services take the form of materials and technical assistance, including educational workshops.
Open Space Institute
The Open Space Institute (OSI) protects scenic, natural, and historic landscapes to ensure public enjoyment, conserve habitats, and sustain community character.
Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. TPL held the deed to the properties occupied by the Prospect Heights Community Farm until it was passed to BANG in 2013.