In September 2007, the Mount Sinai Health System, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO), the Residents Association at the George Washington Carver Houses, the Council on the Environment of New York City, and the New York City Housing Authority teamed up to create a community garden. The garden transformed an empty, barren space into a thriving community project.
Each year, the three organizations organize volunteer days, when MSLO volunteers and Carver House residents come together to tend to the garden. Throughout the year, the garden is maintained by the Carver House residents. The community garden aims to provide Carver House residents and Mount Sinai patients with comfortable and beautiful place to enjoy the environment.
The community garden is located at the George Washington Carver Houses, a public housing development, across the street from Mount Sinai’s Martha Steward Center for Living at East 100th Street and Madison Avenue.