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Bronx Food and Farm Walking Tours 2019: Highbridge Community Gardens Tour

Saturday, August 17, 2019

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.

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Hosted by Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden
Tour Guide: Bobby Gonzalez (Bronx Storyteller)

Get to know gardens and farms in the Bronx with a walking tour! The Highbridge neighborhood takes its name from the adjacent bridge built in 1848 by Irish immigrants, and hosts several community gardens occupying lots that were vacant between the 1970s and 1990s. Visit three long-standing community gardens to explore their history, meet the gardeners who currently care for them, and take part in a cooking demonstration that shows how Bronxites have been using the land to heal themselves for over two decades. We will visit Woodycrest Community Garden, La Isla Community Garden, and Taqwa Community Farm.

To purchase tickets and reserve your seat, fill out the form at or call (718) 817-8026. 

All proceeds go to the participating community gardens and urban farms. In partnership with Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden, Montefiore, NYC Parks GreenThumb, La Familia Verde, and Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center. Each tour includes a delicious, healthy lunch catered by Bronx-based B-Blossom. 


East 161st Street and Grand Concourse, Bronx
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Tickets are $20, (Children 2–12 years are $12), cash or check made payable to The New York Botanical Garden.

Contact Number

(718) 817-8026

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