The Bronx is Blooming seeks to inspire a culture of environmental stewardship and community advocacy by engaging Bronx communities and youth as leaders in the beautification of local parks.
• Piloted a weekly youth leadership after-school program at a local Bronx high school • Planted 13,000 daffodils donated by New Yorker’s • Worked in 15 parks and green spaces in the Bronx • Been an active member of the Bronx Non-Profit Coalition
Our founder, Jennifer Beaugrand, has worked in community-led horticulture in the Bronx since 2005. She began with the Parks Department and maintains a strong relationship with the agency. She was the director of a community organizing based horticulture program for a Bronx non-profit for three years where she brought it from the ground up, establishing long-term programs and partnerships which she has maintained and carried into The Bronx is Blooming.