Bissel Gardens

Bissel Gardens, a five-block area in the Wakefield section of the Bronx, had been abandoned in previous years, but in 1994 was reclaimed by residents for community gardening activities. The property includes a children's garden, an area for environmental and educational programs, community gardening plots, and an area designated for growing food to support local hunger-relief organizations. Bissel is also the future home of a farmers' market. Last year, the community garden donated nearly 1,500 pounds of fresh produce to city hunger-relief organizations including God's Love We Deliver, Gateway Council, and other local soup kitchens.

Mission Statement

Bissel Gardens is a collaborative effort to provide the community with a garden serving many purposes -- bringing people together, beautifying the neighborhood, creating safe outdoor space, offering community gardening space, growing food for donation to emergency food programs, and organizing educational programs

The Details

  • Address
    4378 Wickham Avenuebronx, ny 10466
  • Contact
    • Theresa & Russell LeCount
  • Phone
    • (718) 325-6111
  • Fax
    • (718) 994-6354
  • Interest Area
    • Community, Environment, Hunger

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