Gardens Rising Feasibility Study Now Available

The Gardens Rising Feasibility Study on best practices to capture stormwater within the community gardens is now available! The completion of the feasibility study concludes Phase I of the two-part Gardens Rising project.

Gardens Rising Feasibility Study

The Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study examines the feasibility, costs, benefits, and impacts of proposed water capture methods to better absorb stormwater runoff. The plan identifies locations where green infrastructure and stormwater capture systems can be implemented across the study area, giving priority to the water capture opportunities and preferences of the community gardeners.

The Feasibility Study is intended to create clear directives for the design and construction of specific installations in the community gardens. Phase II of Gardens Rising will commence in early 2017 with $1.5 million for the construction of green infrastructure projects selected from among the recommended strategies. Upon the conclusion of Gardens Rising, the Feasibility Study will remain a resource for any further work that may be carried out independently by gardeners or other funded initiatives.

Skip ahead to view the recommendations made for each of 46 Lower East Side community gardens.

6B Community Garden
6BC Botanical Garden
9C Community Garden
11BC Serenity Garden
11th Street Community Garden
Albert’s Garden
All People’s Garden
Avenue B Community Garden
Brisas del Caribe
Campos
Children’s Garden
Children’s Magical Garden
Committee of Poor People’s LES Garden
Creative Little Garden
DeColores Community Garden
Dias Y Flores
Earth People
Eastside Outside High School Garden
El Jardin de Paraiso
El Sol Brillante
El Sol Brillante Junior
Fifth Street Slope
Fireman’s Memorial Garden
First Street Garden
Forsyth Garden Conservancy
Generation X Cultural Garden
Green Oasis & Gilbert’s Sculpture Garden
Hope Garden
Jardin Los Amigos
Kenkeleba House & Sculpture Garden
La Plaza Cultural
Le Petit Versailles
LES People’s Care Garden
Liz Christy Community Garden
M’Finda Kalunga
Miracle Garden
Orchard Alley
Parque de Tranquilidad
Peach Tree Garden
Relaxation Garden
Sam & Sadie Koenig
Secret Garden
Siempre Verde Garden
Suffolk Street / Dorothy Strelsin Memorial
Toyota East Children’s Learning Garden
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