About

Siempre Verde Garden is your garden!

New gates! reconfigured entry way 2017.

 Gardens Rising green infrastructure project scoping 2016.

SVG became permanent at end of 2015. Read about it in Bowery Boogie and The Lo Down NY.

We’ve won grants three years running from Citizens Committee for New York City.

In the autumn of 2014, GreenThumb supports SVG.

October 15, 2014: Read at LUNGS about support from New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

In 2012, two small parcels of public land were reinvigorated by neighbors who met via 596 Acres.  Volunteers replaced rubble with 20 tons of soil and wood chips, then cultivated planting beds, veggie boxes and ivy covered walls to establish a beautiful garden. Operated with the assistance of GreenThumb, a program of the New York City Department of Parks, all are welcome to enjoy this healthy green space, explore sustainable living and strengthen community bonds.

Now, this is your garden!  Come share your ideas, skills, experience and interests, and help create a green space that truly serves you, the members of the Lower East Side community. Come dream and grow with us!

“Ever Green for All”

Special thanks to Living Lots NYC by 596 acres, where our initial organizing occured.