Being a solutions-oriented group, we're rolling up our sleeves and getting down to work. While building the Community Garden at Holy Nativity and all its season-by-season expansions, we gained a lot of attention. Many other organizations have sought us out for education, for inspiration, and for assistance in how to get started growing similar gardens in their neighborhoods. Here are a few of our ongoing projects.
The Garden of Happiness, by Erika Tamar.
A heart-warming and colorful tribute to the pride and hope found in multi-cultural neighborhoods all over New York City.
The Garden in the City, by Gerda Muller
The children share the many seasonal delights a garden offers, as well as the hard work and occasional disappointments experienced by any gardener.
City Green, by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
There is a garbage-filled, vacant lot on the street where Marcy lives. Instead of growing flowers in coffee cans like they usually do each spring, she and her friend Miss Rosa decide to plant a garden there.
Two Little Gardeners, by Margaret Wise Brown
Compost Critters, by Bianca Lavies
A reminder (for all ages) of how ALIVE organic garden soil really is.
Community Garden books for Teens
Grow: A Novel in Verse, by Juanita Havill.
When Berneetha decides to create a community garden on a vacant lot, twelve-year-old Kate Sibley’s just got to help make that dream a reality.
Seedfolks, by Paul Fleischman.
a story of a blighted neighborhood transformed when a young girl plants a few lima beans in an abandoned lot.