6/15 Green

6/15 Green

A Community Garden in South Slope

6/15 Green

A Community Garden in South Slope

IMG_0789.JPG
IMG_0461_edited.jpg
IMG_0789.JPG

About Us

About Us

Founded in 1994, 6/15 Green is an incorporated organization with over 100 members!

 

In 1988, concerned citizens began a cleanup campaign on an abandoned lot that had become a serious health hazard. An abandoned trailer on the lot had become a haven for drug use. By dragging the trailer into the streets, we gained the attention of the Sanitation Department who eventually removed the source of the drug problem.

Over the next five years, we waged a war against illegal dumping and deteriorating conditions. Construction refuse, kitchen waste, furniture, automotive oil and an abandoned car were dumped at the site. Sidewalks were cracked and dangerous. Holes in the existing fence allowed vagrants to wander inside.  Thanks to the efforts of neighbors, local politicians, and the Sanitation Department, bulldozers and dump trucks were brought in to remove the waste and add clean top soil.

 

Today that abandoned lot has been transformed from an eyesore and public nuisance to an urban oasis and source of local civic pride.  From five pioneering gardeners, the 6th Ave. & 15th Street Community Garden was created in 1994. Renamed 6/15 Green in 2001, the garden has grown to become an incorporated organization with over a hundred members, composters and supporters with programs that reflect the diversity of our members as well as the needs of the community. 6/15 Green helped to create the Brooklyn Alliance of Neighborhood Gardens (BANG) Land Trust which now holds the deed to this property and 4 other gardens in Brooklyn as a collective.

 

Birth of the Garden

615green-logo-1x1-Leafless-BlackText-512px.png

6/15 Green

A Community Garden in South Slope

About

Membership

Programs

Calendar

Donate