As in many de-industrialized cities, vacant lots are found in neighborhoods throughout downtown Yonkers. These sites are often dangerous and polluted, but as open spaces in heavily populated neighborhoods, they hold great potential. Through collaboration with the Greyston Foundation’s Community Garden Program, we work with these neighborhoods to transform the lots into community gardens. Through hard work and collaboration, an abandoned dump site is converted into a green, urban safe haven. In the community gardens people gather and get their hands dirty while enjoying the many benefits of growing their own food, flowers, herbs, and trees.
For more information, view an interactive map of our Community Gardens in downtown Yonkers.