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Martha Stewart Funds
Community Garden at Carver Houses


Martha Stewart at Washington Carver Houses Community Garden
Martha Stewart shows off
her gardening skills.
Photo credit: Kevin Devoe

Cooking, crafts, and gardening expert Martha Stewart made a special appearance at George Washington Carver Houses, located in Manhattan, to announce the grand opening of a new flower garden that has been added to the grounds of the New York City Housing Authority development grounds.

The flower garden, which Stewart has funded, is a part of a larger project in the neighborhood: the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai Hospital. The media mogul donated $5 million to create an outpatient clinical practice, which will specialize in geriatric medicine. The garden was created on the grounds of Carver Houses, which is located across the street from Mount Sinai, to provide patients with a comfortable and beautiful place to enjoy the environment.

As part of the project, the Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC) partnered with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to develop the Washington Carver Houses Community Garden.

Washington Carver Houses Community Garden
The garden was designed to create a beautiful space for neighboring patients.
Photo credit: Kevin Devoe

The garden project began in Fall 2006 as a collaborative effort between Martha Stewart Living, CENYC, Mt. Sinai, the Carver Tenant Association, and NYCHA Citywide Programs and Management.

By Tischelle George
October 5, 2007