Everyone agrees that a community garden looks better than say an abandoned lot littered with trash and debris. But what happens when even your community garden starts to get ummmm, a little dingy? With the help of Bronx Green-up, the community outreach program of the New York Botanical Garden, even a gardening project that has been all but abandoned by a well-meaning volunteer can be brought back to life. If you have a community garden that's not looking too hot, simply get a few friends together and call the Green-Up gang at (718) 817-8026.
As their website states, Green-Up offers horticultural advice, technical assistance, and training to community gardens, school groups, and other organizations interested in improving urban neighborhoods in the Bronx through greening projects. For those of you feeling a bit more adventurous, they also offer a compost education program. This outstanding NYBG program is currently celebrating its 20 year anniversary.