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.
Welcome to St Nicholas Miracle Garden, where we're thrilled to launch an exciting journey of transforming our garden space into a vibrant haven. Our upcoming beautification projects aim to change the garden's beauty and functionality. We're seeking talented local artists, creatives, and exterior designers to join us.
Opportunities for Artists and Designers
Painting the Metal Shed
We're looking for artists who can transform structures into eye-catching art pieces. We want to hear from you if you have experience in mural painting or outdoor art.
Painting Wooden Picnic Table
We're seeking designers who can breathe new life into our picnic area with the help of local youth. Your artistic touch can create a welcoming and aesthetically pleasing space for our community.
Restoration and Painting Wooden Benches
We're seeking designers who can restore benches and provide an artistic touch to pair with the picnic table, also in conjunction with local youth.
Painting Wooden Stadium Seating
If you are passionate about outdoor design, consider lending your skills to renew our stadium seating. Your work will be a focal point during community events and gatherings.
Artwork Along the Fences
Bring your creativity to life by contributing to our fence art project. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your unique style and make a lasting impact on our garden.
Little Structures for Critters
Our initiative is to construct small structures for the garden's critters, such as birdhouses and bee houses. We also create kid-friendly programming centered around building houses for these critters, fostering a connection between children and the natural world.
Building a Portable Toilet Enclosure
Exterior designers and architects, this is your chance to contribute to the functionality and aesthetics of our garden. Please help us create a multifunctional enclosure to place around the portable toilet.
Garden Information Outdoor Banner and Event Bulletin Board
Graphic designers, we invite you to showcase your talent by designing informative banners and bulletin boards. Your work will keep our community informed and engaged.
- Review artist submissions
- Begin project execution
- Open Garden Day on June 1 and 2
(rain date of June 8 and 9)
- Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - We proudly unveil our exciting projects from 2023 and give you a sneak peek into what's in store for 2024
How to Get Involved
We want to hear from you if you're passionate about contributing to our community's aesthetic and functional improvement! Please submit your portfolio and a brief statement of interest to Email.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 23rd at 11:00PM EST
Be part of the transformation! Help us turn our garden into an oasis that reflects the creativity and diversity of our community. Together, we can create a space everyone can enjoy for years.
Thank you for being a crucial part of St Nicholas Miracle Garden's exciting journey towards beautification!
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!
- Garden Educator - primary educators for children and youth through key programs at our gardens
- Grant Writer - assist in preparation of grant template documents for upcoming grant application. Adapt grant documents to meet 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 - supporting garden's events, discuss the events needs, overseeing the set-up, execution and cleanup of events.