Date:July 17, 2014

NYC Garden Maps Blog

NYC Garden Maps is a pathfinder for information on starting and running a community garden in NYC and contains news and historical features.

Community gardening in New York City has a long history, beginning with a school farm garden created at De Witt Clinton Park in 1902 through the modern community garden and food justice movements. The resources on this blog cover information on community gardening in New York City, including the history of community gardening, guidelines specific to New York City gardens, and general information about gardening. If you are thinking of starting a community garden in New York City, this information will help you in building and managing your garden, locating organizations that can provide education, supplies and grant funding and, of course, links to garden mapping initiatives and map software that you can use to plan and manage your garden.

This pathfinder was a final graduate project completed for the Summer Map Institute of Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science. The course is taught by Matt Knutzen of the New York Public Library’s Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division.