Bronxville Giving Garden is
a community-based vegetable garden that donates organic produce to families in need in lower Westchester County, NY
Bronxville Giving Garden will have an annual targeted growing schedule
All produce will be donated
Local organizations in the vicinity of Bronxville will receive donations from Bronxville Giving Garden throughout the growing season
Bronxville Giving Garden is self-sustaining and nonprofit, utilizing donations from local organizations and fundraising events
The Bronxville Giving Garden (BGG) is a community garden located on property owned by the Village of Bronxville adjacent to Village Hall.
The Bronxville Giving Garden is operated as a volunteer organization, under the umbrella of the Bronxville Green Committee, with the ability to raise money for its operation and programs; all donations become part of a Trust Fund established for the Bronxville Giving Garden by the Village of Bronxville. Donations are tax deductible.
Bronxville Giving Garden
Sue Brownie - Director
Dave Phillips - Farmer
Mary Liz Mulligan - Advisor
Nicki Piercy Coddington - Graphic design/Website
Mayor Mary Marvin - Liaison to Village of Bronxville
Bronxville Green Committee Chairs
Ellen Edwards (Green Committee, Climate Smart Communities Task Force)
Sue Brownie (Bronxville Giving Garden)
Maria Terjanian (Community Engagement; Food Scrap Recycling)
Lisa Kahraman (Healthy Yards/Pollinator Pathways)
Fredrica Beverage and Tara Tyberg (Recycling)
Judith McNatt and Gene Westmoreland (Take Back Day)
Jack Bierwirth (Trees)
Bronxville Green Committee is the parent organization and the force behind Bronxville Giving Garden. The seed for Bronxville Giving Garden was planted in 2016 by Bronxville resident Dave Phillips (Farmer Dave) who met with Mayor Mary Marvin about starting a ‘community garden’. Mayor Marvin, who also liaises between the Bronxville Green Committee and the Village of Bronxville, thought it was a fantastic incentive that the Bronxville Green Committee would surely embrace. She was right! The Village of Bronxville then designated part of the insurance money from the the demise of the Girls Scout Cabin for the Bronxville Giving Garden. A ‘community garden’ was in plans drawn years ago after the Girl Scout Cabin had burned down. Those funds along with an extremely generous donation from the Bronxville Rotary Club made Bronxville Giving Garden a reality.
Thanks to a lot of players, Phase I of construction of the Bronxville Giving Garden was completed September, 2016 at Maltby Park. Many middle school children worked in shifts constructing the original 8 beds, the backbone of the Giving Garden. As life always seems to throw rotten tomatoes, even at good projects, it soon became clear that securing a water source for the garden at Maltby Park would drain our modest budget and so the garden had to be moved. Phase II was completed at the end of April, 2017. Farmer Dave and his kind and talented friends came together and built 11 more raised beds. You may have noticed the landscape gradually changing on Village Hall property near the corner of Pondfield Road and Gramatan Avenue? That is the very happy home of the Bronxville Giving Garden.
Mayor Mary Marvin and the Trustees of the Village of Bronxville gave the green light to the Bronxville Giving Garden and also its home.
Sue Brownie, director of Bronxville Giving Garden
Farmer Dave Phillips, a Village of Bronxville resident, as well as designing and coordinating construction of the Giving Garden, plans and manages all horticultural endeavors.
Jim Palmer, with his ever-watchful eye, keeps us all ship-shape.
Nicki Piercy Coddington, owner of local business Big Dog Design and a Village of Bronxville resident, created our eye-catching logo and this website for the Bronxville Giving Garden. Nicki manages and maintains the website.