El Puente coordinates the Espíritu Tierra Community Garden (201-203 South 2nd Street), a New York City Department of Parks Greenthumb garden, located on South 2nd Street between Roebling and Driggs. The
garden has been active since its founding in 1990, when young people from El Puente cleaned out a mountain of garbage to create a space dedicated to cultivating a peaceful space for medicinal herbs, meditation, and music. Today, the garden boasts a very diverse group of about 30 households and youth groups who grow food, herbs, and decorative plants in the space. El Puente also organizes events, workshops, and arts and cultural activities in the garden.
- El Puente-organized community events. Past and annual events include a Youth Health Fair, Dia de los Muertos celebration, Green Light District's Annual Earth Day event, and more!
- Monthly garden clean-ups, volunteer days, and meetings
- Community workshops on topics such as composting, building a rain garden, and growing and eating healthy food
- Occasional events organized by other organizations, groups, or artists
If you are interested in joining the garden community, would like to offer your skills and resources, or are interested in holding an event or activity there, please contact Edda Figueroa: [email protected].