Outdoor footwear and apparel brand Timberland has partnered up with the non-profit organization GrowNYC to bring about a much needed restoration to one of South Bronx’s communal green spaces. As part Timberland’s five-year plan to create and restore urban green spaces in five different cities, the United We Stand garden in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx has been transformed from a barren space ravaged by fire to a new garden for community members to enjoy.
Brought about through the efforts of more than 100 volunteers, the four gardens at United We Stand were cleared and re-created into one beautiful new community garden that includes planted flowers, picnic tables, new garden beds, and a block-long pathway through the garden from 137th to 138th street.
The 32,000-square-foot remastered space will serve as a much needed gathering hub for the community that has been pretty much underserved for many years.
In addition to creating this great new space, Timberland has set a goal to plant 10 million trees across the nation by 2020.
↓Before the transformation, the space hardly resembled anything like a green garden:
↓Now the garden thrives with plants, trees, benches, and more: