Timberland Helps Restore Community Garden in the Bronx

 

To kick off its commitment to create and restore urban green spaces in five cities over the next five years, Timberland and its partners, with the help of local non-profit GrowNYC, spent the day restoring the United We Stand Garden in the Mott Haven neighborhood on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in New York. Local residents lent a hand to plant a new flower garden for the community.(Amy Sussman/AP Images for Timberland)
Photo: Amy Sussman/AP Images for Timberland

Last week 100+ volunteers from Timberland and its partners kicked off a five-year commitment to create and restore outdoor spaces- and their first stop was here in the Bronx. The project kicked off in the South Bronx in partnership with local non-profit GrowNYC, dedicated to transforming the United We Stand garden, a 32,000 sq. ft. space in the Mott Haven neighborhood.

 

The United We Stand garden was once four community gardens, but after years of use and an unfortunate fire, all of them were cleared. So Timberland and its volunteers spent the day last Wednesday creating a new community garden for the neighborhood. The volunteers helped to build new garden beds, picnic tables and garden benches, plant flowers, paint two new sheds, spread wood chips and topsoil, and create a new pathway allowing visitors to walk through the garden from 137th St. to 138th St.

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The United We Stand Community Garden is located at 635 E 137th St (between St. Ann’s Ave. and Cypress Ave.) For more information about this and other Bronx community gardens, visit www.greenthumbnyc.org

 

Thanks to Timberland for making the Bronx its first stop on their journey! For more information, visit  timberland.com/responsibility.  

 

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