Garden Rules

The New 123rd Street Block Association Community Garden: The New 123rd Street Block Association Community Garden (“the Garden”) shall fall under the governance of the BA for financial and regulatory purposes, as well as to maintain a unified community organization.  The garden also maintains a digital presence at west123street.org/garden to foster community connection and garden membership drives year round.

All residents of west 123rd street and the Harlem community have access to the Garden during Open Hours.

Garden Memberships are available to any households and individuals who agree to subscribe to the Garden Bylaws and abide by GreenThumb regulations (both of which will be made available and must be signed as part of Membership agreement).  Membership dues are $20 per year, paid no later than May 1 of each calendar year or upon joining.

Vegetable or flower boxes are available to any interested Garden Member in Good Standing and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Garden Membership shall remain separate from BA Membership, as Garden Members in Good Standing (no outstanding dues) shall have privileges and decision-making benefits related to the Garden not available to all BA members.

The Garden shall have a separate decision-making body, but all decisions regarding amendments to Garden Rules and Bylaws, use and disbursement of funds, and grievances shall be brought to vote in front of the BA Officers.

The Garden will maintain an Open Hours schedule on public display and ensure the Garden is open to the public 40 hours per week, as required by GreenThumb and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

For further information, please see the Garden’s respective Rules.