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JBOLC GARDEN COMMUNITY MARKET REOPENING on JUNE 15th and June teenth Celebration

Please join us as we are reopening our Garden Community Farmers Market and celebrate Juneteenth this Saturday!


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Thanks to all our distinguished guests, performers, dancers, speakers, well wishers and weekly supporters for making The Air We Share Dance Festival a Sensation!


The Air We Share Dance Festival showcased the latest Bronx initiatives designed to improve air quality in partnership with the second annual dance festival at the JBLOC Garden Community Farmers Market Second Annual Dance Festival.


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The Bronx: Birthplace of Great Ideas


The idea for this event stems from JBOLC’s community partnership with KTC (Krueger Transit Consulting). KTC has launched a project to clean up the air in the Bronx by replacing diesel buses out of the MTA Gun Hill depot with clean hydrogen fuel cell electric buses. A switch to zero-emission fuel cell buses, which emit no tailpipe pollution and will be powered through 100% clean electrolysis, will eliminate over 687,501 pounds of greenhouse gasses annually in the Bronx.

Daniela Del Giorno with Ray Pultinas and Eric Dinowitz

We especially want to give our warmest thanks and appreciation to Daniela Del Giorno founder of Silver Shoes Dance Club and Organizer of this year's Dance Festival
(pictured here between JBOLC Director Ray Pultinas and City Council Member Eric Dinowitz).
images from the dance festival

You Have to Breathe to Dance


Environmental and Arts Programming have flourished at the JBOLC Market over the past years, attracting families with children, seniors and an inclusive mix of neighbors of all ages. Less a commercially driven market than similar enterprises in other boroughs, the market has become a weekly community gathering where people can purchase farm fresh fruit and vegetables, garden, sit, dance, eat fresh and healthy vegetarian and vegan food, share poetry during open mic sessions, learn about nature and ecosystems, enjoy flowers, fruit trees and edible plants and participate in numerous fun and educational activities and events.

“If there is something we need more of in the Bronx, it is better air quality and more opportunities for residents of every age to see and participate in dance,” says Daniela Del Giorno, organizer of the Dance Festival portion of the event. Del Giorno is the Founding Director of the Silver Shoes Dance Club. Her club members have been polishing their steps in a six-week, open air program on the site of the JBOLC. “JBOLC loves to see more people move and dance like no one is watching,” observes Del Giorno. It will be our biggest event of the season and we hope to see you!

JBOLC Garden Community Farmers Market centers on Love, Community, Good Food and Nature.

yoga at the market


The market opens every Saturday from 10am - 3pm through October 28th. It is located at the corner of Goulden and Sedgwick Avenues and Mosholu Parkway South, and near the north side of DeWitt Clinton High School Educational Campus at 100 W Mosholu Parkway S Bronx NY 10468-.



JBOLC proudly accepts SNAP and EBT and actively distributes NYC Health Bucks to make its market equitable and affordable to all its customers. Every $2 spent at farmers markets using SNAP on an EBT card, get $2 in Health Bucks up to $10 per day as a bonus. That means doubling your spending power.

We continue our efforts to make our market Zero Waste.
Please help us by bringing
1. your own shopping bag
2. your own mug to taste our garden herbal tea
3. your food scraps (Please exclude any stickers, rubber bands and anything with wax coating).
And please respect our Carry-in Carry-out policy.
Please join us and be a part of what has become a fabulous local tradition!


Olivia and Jeremy from Clatter Valley Farm
Our farmer Jeremy of Clatter Valley Farm, a family owned and run farm, grows most sweet corns and is a healthy soil specialist.
Ray and JBOLC Sustainability interns, Anna and Paris, making healthy vegetarian pizzas
Ray and JBOLC Sustainability interns, Anna and Paris, are making healthy vegetarian pizzas at the grand opening of the market. We'd like to thank Magdiel Baez for his wonderful shot.


JBOLC Garden Community Farmers Market
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Let's have a good time together outside!


Green space is community space and healthy environment filled with fresh air, delightful sounds, healing aroma, and bountiful beauty.

Please join us at JBOLC Garden Community Farmers market for local fresh fruits and vegetables, eco-friendly products, home made baked goodies, and nourishing healthy food & drinks. Explore and learn how to grow food for more than humans, learn to dance and practice yoga.


monarch butterfly cacoon
Milkweed seed, chrysalis & monarch butterfly just born at Meg's Garden.
A three year old child whispered, “ It has wings!”.


James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center is a Soil Soul Society building a healthier and more resilient community.
JOIN the Soil Soul Society Here.

James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center presented at 2018 Municipal Art Society's Summit for New York City Innovation Exhibition held at Inside Park at St. Bart's, on Tuesday, October 9, next door to the Summit program at St. Bart's Church.

Here's what has been said about us: "Of the many incredible submissions that are empowering individuals to shape their built environment, our jury of Urbanist Members were particularly impressed with your project, Another Country/James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center."
We would love to thank all the urbanists who participated the event, especially those who came to our table and showed interests in what we are doing and supported us and our outdoor programs.
And big thanks to our team for a stunning presentation!

The combination of tactile artifacts and story handouts, so elegantly formatted was such a strong reminder of where we have come and where we are going!
Two photos above by Vladimir Weinstein
JAMES BALDWIN OUTDOOR LEARNING CENTER