Greenest Block in Brooklyn
“The contest has caused a resurgence of pride, friendship, and cooperation among the residents.” —2017 participant
Although we were unable to host our usual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest this year due to the pandemic, going another growing season without this beloved gardening tradition was not an option. Using the small but mighty window box, Brooklyn’s gardeners reshaped a “socially distant” contest into one that was incredibly intimate.
We eagerly await the 2022 gardening season when we expect a return of the traditional version of the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest. The contest entry form is scheduled to go live here in mid March. In the meantime, please see below for more information about the contest judging and criteria, and contact [email protected] with questions. Happy greening!
View all the blocks that entered the 2021 Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest. Click the map points to see the names of the registered block associations.
About the Greenest Block in Brooklyn
Round up your neighbors and enter your block in Brooklyn’s friendliest competition.
The Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest is free and open to all residential blocks, commercial blocks, and community gardens in Brooklyn.
Participants can attend a free workshop, How to Green Your Block, at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and host a free interactive, walk-and-talk block visit, led by BBG staff, to learn about their block’s greening opportunities. Contest winners are revealed in August, and dozens of prizes are awarded for greening efforts.
Garden together to make your block more beautiful, friendly, and green!
Registration is closed for 2021. Please enter next year!
The Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest is a project of Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, with leadership support from Brooklyn Community Foundation.
Major Sponsor, Community Greening Programs