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Greenest Block in Brooklyn

Greenest Block in Brooklyn

We have canceled the Greenest Block in Brooklyn competition for the 2020 season in order to support our city’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

For over 25 years, this contest has been rooted in collective activities among neighbors gardening outside together, thus we must take this step out of care for our community members.

We will regroup when this emergency has abated and look forward to sharing a renewed and deepened sense of block and community connection through gardening.

Greenest Block In Brooklyn

It's more fun together!

"The contest has caused a resurgence of pride, friendship, and cooperation among the residents." —2017 Participant


See the 2019 Winners!

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!


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.

Logo: Brooklyn BoroughLogo: Brooklyn Community FoundationLogo: Dept of Cultural Affairs

Major Support, Greenest Block in Brooklyn
Logo: Ponce De Leon Foundation

Major Sponsor, Community Greening Programs
Logo: National Grid

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