Bronx Food & Farm Walking Tour: Belmont Community Gardens
Saturday, June 17, 2017
10:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
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The Crotona/Belmont neighborhood, home to the La Familia Verde Coalition, a network of five community gardens—including The Garden of Youth and Garden of Happiness which operates a Tuesday farmer’s market—is home to a very diverse group of farmers and entrepreneurs.
Join us as we visit Garden of Happiness, one of the oldest community gardens in the Bronx (founded in 1988) for a tour of their longstanding casita, greenhouse, and chicken coop. Next, we’ll have lunch in the newly renovated Garden of Youth, a garden dedicated to providing agricultural learning opportunities for our children and youth. Finally, we’ll visit Mapes Avenue Community Garden for a gardening activity.
In partnership with Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden, The Bronx Tourism Council, Montefiore, GreenThumb/NYC Parks, La Familia Verde, and Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center.
Tour Guide: Aleyna Rodriguez, Bronx Gardener and Organizer.
The tour leaves promptly at 10:30 a.m., and returns at 2:30 p.m.
The tour includes a delicious, healthy lunch catered by Bronx-based B.Blossom. Tickets are $15 by cash or check made payable to La Familia Verde. To reserve your space, fill out the form at tinyurl.com/BXfood-farmtours2017 or call (718) 817-8026. Credit card payment accepted at ilovethebronx.com.
Meet the tour guide at 10:00 a.m. at West-Farms Square and East Tremont Avenue (right beneath the West Farms Square train stop off the 2 and 5 train).
Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden