The garden was struck by high winds during the hurricane which brought down our beloved six story tall willow tree which has been a centerpiece of our garden for almost 20 years. Also our stage which has been host to hundreds of free performances for the community lost sections of the roof which exposes it to rain and snow damage. While we were lucky that the ocean surge stopped before it reached us, many of our other trees have suffered great damage from the high winds on October 29th. Right now a section of garden is roped off due to the danger from weakened trees. Unfortunately, we do not have the funds to cover the costs of commercial arborists, who can scale the 50 foot plus trees and remove the danger, so we have started a PayPal donation account. Donate what you can and help us. All donations go directly into our bank account. We are a registered non-profit corporation so donations are tax-deductible.
Our events committee taps into the skills of the many artist members, who stage programs of crafts, horticultural/science workshops, slide shows, multicultural festivals, and performances from around the world. The events program, runs all summer, featuring over 75 events annually, drawing thousands of visitors. In addition, three preschool centers joined the garden; garden members developed an environmental curriculum to teach the children gardening and nature principles and skills.
The history of the 6th and B garden dates back to 1982. Learn more about who we are and how we came to be...by David Rougé, historian
In the mid 80's,The 6th & B Garden became an official 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization, and in 1996, thanks to tremendous help from The Trust for Public Land, we became a permanent garden within New York City's open space system under City of New York Parks and Recreation Green Thumb Program. Our fence, which was designed by garden members, represents the members' "hands-on" contributions in creating the garden.
The Events Program is generously supported by the Mary Flager Cary Charitable Trust and European American Bank. The Events Program would also like to thank the Trust for Public Land for ongoing assistance. These Programs are also made possible in part with public funds from The Fund for Creative Communites/New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization Program (DEC), administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council(LMCC), and from The Rockefeller Flow Fund.
Greenguerillas - Since 1973 Greenguerillas has helped thousands of people realize their dreams of turning vacant rubble-strewn lots into vibrant community gardens.
Trust for Public Land - Land
conservation is central to TPL's mission. Founded in 1972, the Trust for
Public Land is the only national nonprofit working exclusively to protect
land for human enjoyment and well-being.
Greenthumb - The largest community gardening program in the country, GreenThumb is proud to support community gardens in New York City. We have over 600 member gardens serving 20,000 city residents.
La Plaza Cultural - La Plaza Cultural and the 9 BC Garden was founded in 1976 with a 1 year short-term lease changed to Greenthumb licence in 1996. It consist of 100 members, and 27,000 sq. ft. of land that includes a large park and attached garden with approximately 30 plots.
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American Community Gardening Association - (ACGA) was founded in 1979 to help gardening programs share their limited resources, and benefit from each other's experience and expertise.
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