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Darilyn Carnes

The Garden Bounty

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The role of New Life Community Development Corporation in kicking off the gardening idea in Elmhurst illustrates the growing role of religious groups in initiating civic and political action in New York City.

The Garden String Beans

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A community garden near New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens sparked a community renaissance despite being closed by a developer.

The Garden Radish

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In 2013 a faith-based group kicked off the idea of building a garden in the elbow bend of a short street just off Queens Boulevard, in Elmhurst. The garden was closed this year by developers, but it continues to inspire art and neighborly relations.

Christmas 2013

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