Myrtle Village Green is a volunteer-led community garden, outdoor learning space, and secular place to gather in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.


Who we are.

Our model is built on mutual respect and the desire to learn from one another. And it works. Our 100+ member households reflect the diversity of our neighborhood’s religions, nationalities, languages, socio-economics, and inter-generational families.

We feed the neighborhood with 1.3 tons of affordable, nutrient-dense food per season, and grow more than 50 varieties of fruits and vegetables from around the world. Our compost volunteers have diverted more than 36,000 pounds of food waste from city landfills and we've trained dozens of community members how to compost at home.

We are a proud educational partner of both The Benjamin Franklin Magnet School and BCS Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service, helping the next generation learn how to live sustainably.


1.3 tons of food. 

Gardening at MVG.

Once a food desert, Bed-Stuy is rapidly filling with expensive grocery stores. Gardening at MVG eases the pressure of rising food costs. 

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20,000 square feet.

Gathering in a green space.

MVG offers a passive green space to gather, relax, and meet people from the neighborhood. 

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Learn + Grow.

Learn + mentor with us.

In addition to our partnerships with local public schools, MVG proudly fosters an environment of cross-collaboration across all skill levels. 

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36,000 lbs.

Compost program.

Our program has diverted 36,000 pounds of waste from NYC landfills, and a new partnership with BK Rot will nearly double our processing capacity.  

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Garden with us!

We have over 100+ key-holding member households each season. Everyone is welcome to join and garden with us.