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