250 Bergen Street, 11217

Boerum Hill

brooklyn, brooklyncompost, compost, "members only"

Trust for Public Land, Brooklyn Queens Land Trust

The Garden:

"In 1971, this vacant lot was a dumping ground for garbage and an illegal parking lot. The 200 Bergen Street Block Association organized local residents to clean up the site and create a neighborhood vest pocket park, which at first consisted of a modest vegetable garden. In 1980, working with the Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford Stuyvesant, the association and residents created the garden current landscaped design. A dogwood tree was planted to commemorate Julio Delatorre who inspired the block members to start a garden. The garden was transformed into a beautiful flower garden and woodland area by neighborhood resident David Foulke who has passed on. Community and block residents continue to carry on the legacy."[1] 


The garden has two garden gourmets and process food scraps, yard waste and leaves.

  1. Brooklyn Queens Landtrust. <http://www.bqlt.org/DavidFoulke.html> Accessed 8.22.11

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