Saint Nicholas Miracle Garden

live, learn & grow together.

We are a reactivated community garden in Central Harlem. The garden's compact size and dense urban context allow us to promote vertical urban gardening and test innovative techniques to maximize space and resources.

Our Mission

The garden promotes environmental awareness and serves as a growing educational resource and community gardening space. In addition, it addresses food insecurity by providing food access programming and workshops on healthy eating and sustainable lifestyles.

Welcome to our community garden! We are so pleased to have you join us in our efforts to promote environmental sustainability and create a space where people can come together to enjoy nature and learn more about gardening. We look forward to seeing you around the garden and encourage you to participate in our workshops, events, and activities. Please let us know if you have any questions or need assistance. Thank you for being part of our community!

Judi Desire, Garden President and Leader

Garden President & Leader

Judi Desire

Judi is a community leader who serves as president of the community garden, overseeing farm stand operations and greenhouse projects to promote sustainable practices and accessibility to local produce.


April - October

Welcome to St Nicholas Miracle Garden! The garden season runs from April to October with regular open hours on Thursdays and Sundays starting in June. Check out our calendar below for upcoming events.


We invite you to join us at our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. It's a great chance to meet new people, get active, and positively contribute to your local area.
We hope to see you at the garden soon!

Saturday, May 4, 11 & 18 / 9:00am - 5pm

Open Call of Artist and Educators

At St Nicholas Miracle Garden, we are thrilled to launch an exciting journey this year of transforming our garden space into a vibrant haven. Our upcoming beautification projects aim to enhance the garden's beauty and increase its functionality. We are seeking talented local artists, creatives, and exterior designers to join us.

Fiscal Sponsor

Open Space Institute, Inc. is a nonprofit public charity that serves as our fiscal sponsor. We are part of their Citizen Action Program. Open Space Institute, Inc. is exempt from federal income tax under Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.

We are searching for passionate and enthusiastic individuals to join our team at the community garden!

We welcome individuals interested in learning about sustainable gardening practices and want to help create an enjoyable and productive space for the community.

If you are interested in joining our team, check out our available opportunities and contact us. We would be happy to tell you more about the opportunity. Thank you for considering joining us!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Garden Co-Leader - collaborate with fellow volunteers to lead garden projects, organize volunteer activities, and develop community engagement programming.
  • Treasurer/Fundraiser - securing financial resources to support our community garden's growth, sustainability, and outreach initiatives.
  • Educator / Program Coordinator - primary educators for children and youth through critical programs at our gardens.
  • Grant Writer - assist in preparing grant template documents for upcoming grant applications. Adapt grant documents to meet the requirements of different supporter needs and portals.
  • Social Media Specialist - is responsible for creating and publishing content on all social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, to grow an audience, build garden programming awareness, and ultimately, boost community supporters.
  • Event Planner - supported garden events, discussed the events' needs, and oversaw the setup, execution, and cleanup of events.

Join our volunteering team

Upcoming Events

Fun programs for adults, children and families.

Farm Stand & CSA:
June 6 - October 31
Thursdays, 4PM - 7PM

Uptown Good Food

Uptown & Bronx Healthy Project 501(c)(3) serves as a way to promote wellness initiatives, raise awareness about health issues, and generally show the community we care about their well being in Harlem and The Bronx.

We accept: SNAP/EBT/P-EBT, Health Bucks, FMNP, FreshConnect, and OTC Network

Click below to learn more about the farm stand and community supported agriculture program.

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