About FBGA

The Floyd Bennett Gardens Association, Inc. (FBGA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit community garden located in Gateway National Recreation Park Jamaica Bay Unit on Floyd Bennett Field.

FBGA is open to all residents of NYC regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability. Garden plots are assigned on a first come first serve basis based as indicated on the postmarked date of the application. A 2-3 year waiting list is maintained. Applicants are contacted when plots become available. Only one plot per household may be assigned in any given year. Garden plots are assigned annually. Members in good standing may renew their membership keeping the same plot indefinitely. FBGA is governed by By-laws and Rules and Policy Regulations and members must follow them or forfeit their gardens.

FBGA operates with the assistance of committed volunteers both individuals and committee members, Chairs who supervise committees, a Board of Directors and 5 elected positions: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and Corresponding Secretary. Elected officials serve
for 2 years. At present, there are no term limits. The President chooses chairs and as a result chairs become board members.

Membership fees: $50 per year and 8 hours of community service. A late fee is applied if payment is received after the due date—January 31. If interested in joining the organization, fill out the New Member Application. Click on the About button and download the form. Mail it to the address at the top of the form. Do not send money with your application.