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The Brooklyn Queens Land Trust

Brooklyn, NY | http://www.bqlt.org
Joined in October 2005

About Us

Community gardens are an important physical, ecological and economic resource to the City of New York. Community gardening strengthens our communities, enhances our lives and provides recreational opportunities and beauty to our neighborhoods.

The mission of The Brooklyn Queens Land Trust (BQLT) is to:

1. Establish a community of gardeners in Brooklyn and Queens to:

  • Educate and inspire people of all ages to become successful and environmentally responsible gardeners;
  • Support community involvement in community gardening, neighborhood beautification and open space enhancement through activities and programs;
  • Promote the interests of community gardens.

2. Preserve, support, manage and enhance community gardens, and areas of similar natural or recreational value such as neighborhood open spaces, greenways and playgrounds for the benefit of the general public; and

3. Act as stewards of the open space properties that it owns (including properties in Brooklyn and Queens purchased by or donated to it in the future) for the abovementioned purposes.

BQLT is a 501c3 non-profit organization, comprised of a 14-member Board of Directors, one part-time staff member, 34 garden representatives, and a membership of over 600 gardeners.

Community gardens are an important physical, ecological and economic resource to the City of New York. Community gardening strengthens our communities, enhances our lives and provides recreational opportunities and beauty to our…

Issue Areas Include

  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Environment & Sustainability

Location

  • 677 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216, United States

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