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Getting in the Weeds with Community Service: A Garden in Need

Every day as they clean the parks and streets of the Bronx, our community service team and clients provide the most visible presence for Bronx Community Solutions in the borough.  Over the years, our "crew" (as we call them) has gained quite the reputation and, in turn receive weekly requests from local residents, businesses, politicians and other community members to bring their special touch and expertise to various projects around the Bronx. 

One recent request came from an employee of Children's Aid Society, who partners with schools to provide academic programming, health services and much more.  Children's Aid works with the Bronx's P.S. 50 and recently acquired a community garden nearby where they plan to run their Go! Healthy Gardens program for students.  But years of neglect had left the space overrun with weeds, trash and broken furniture.

Enter Bronx Community Solutions' crew who, 4 staff members and 7 clients strong, went to work for three days …

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