10. Lower East Side Ecology Center Community Garden

This community garden is notable for its environmental impact, for it is run by the Lower East Side Ecology Center, which has been a leading organization for promoting urban sustainability in New York. The organization specializes in composting, e-waste recycling, and environmental education. They offer composting services in the Union Square Greenmarket, their main site located by the East River, and in this community garden. New Yorkers can drop off food scraps at these locations, where they will be brought to the main facility to be processed and then put to good use.