9th Street Community Garden Park

Image source : https://garden9c.org/
Country United State
City New York
Name The9th Street Community Graden Park
Date 1979
Description of the project The 9th Street Community Garden Park rests atop the basements of five buildings that fell down, formerly occupying the space. Along with the wave of abandoned buildings, property disinvestment, and the economic downturn that came through the Lower East Side (and New York City more widely) beginning in the 1970s, there was a mobilization in the Lower East Side to take back the buildings and grounds as squats and gardens.

Rainwater is captured through a series of drains and bins. Composting also takes place, producing soil for the garden’s plots. The city has studied and recognized both the composting techniques and the rainwater capture when looking to spread techniques to other parts of the city.

Urban Co-Governance Weak
Enabling State Strong
Pooling Moderate
Experimentalism Weak
Tech Justice Weak
Project Website https://garden9c.org/
References, sources, contact person(s) 9th Street Community Garden NYC | Loving And Serving The Lower East Side (garden9c.org)

Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/9thstreetcommunitygardenpark

Northeast corner of East 9th Street & Ave C


Posted on

July 26, 2018