Korean and American Flags

November 12, 2015

Prior to the Parks Department take-over, the city-owned plot had been widely referred to by people in the Flushing community as “The Korean Garden”. There were numerous complaints from non-Koreans, including other Asians, about the exclusivity at the garden...

garden art

August 24, 2015

Comprised of predominantly first-generation Korean and Chinese immigrants, the garden is a cultural hotspot—a living library of biocultural knowledge—reflective of a distant memory of the homelands left behind, and observed through patterns of plant knowledge and use. Crops represent a rich cultural identity, making community gardens an ideal space to unravel...

main_street

July 30, 2015

Nestled in downtown Flushing, Evergreen Community Garden is a hidden gem where tireless congestion, noise and tall buildings are muted upon entering. The impressive 5-acre allotment-style layout of 300 plots makes it the largest community garden in New York City. Housed in a city where open space is a rarity, the garden acts as an incubator, an unintended social experiment...