From April to Thanksgiving the Jackson Heights Beautification Group volunteers do projects around Jackson Heights. We need your help to make the community bloom!
Each Spring we hold a planning breakfast to set the gardening agenda for the season. We invite everyone to come forward with their gardening projects. The group then descends on that block on the predetermined Saturday to complete the project. JHBG provides the gloves, tools, dirt, mulch and plants. You provide the labor. Yes, you can live in a small apartment and still garden every weekend without having to keep a shovel in your apartment.
Some of our programs are:
- Working with street trees along 37th Avenue
- Maintaining the garden in front of the 37th Avenue Post Office
- Cleaning and greening along 69th Sreet from 37th Avenue to Northern Blvd.
- Started and maintain the garden by the Food Bazaar on 34th Avenue and Junction Blvd.
- Working with local schools including
- PS 69
- IS 230
- IS 145
- PS 280
- PS 149
- PS 92
Adopt a Tree: You may have noticed that trees along 37th Avenue have little signs identifying them as having been adopted. If you want to adopt a tree, we will supply flowers—all you have to do is keep the tree clean and watered. This has turned out to be a wonderfully successful program. Thanks to all who have made it so! Each year we loosen the dirt around many street trees. We remove bricks and add mulch.
Rafael Rodriguez is our full time gardening volunteer. He has planted thousands of daffodil and tulip bulbs around Jackson Heights. He has been working on improving the area along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.