Rockwell Community Garden, a part of the Three Bears Gardens in Brooklyn New York
History of the Three Bears Gardens by Jon Crow Back in 1982, some folks living on Pacific Street were tired of all the prostitution and drug traffic on their block, so they got hold of BAM (which leased the entire block from the City for one of their parking lots), and worked to create the Pacific Street garden.
Then came a bad drought and nothing really happened for a few years. In 1985, a few of us started digging around in there, found an abandoned teddy bear, and well, the Bear’s Garden was born.
Community volunteers tend these Gardens and everyone is welcome to become a member. Members are each given a key to the gardens and you can tend to a vegetable bed, a flower bed or join in one of many workday BBQ’s.