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Judy Janda

Greenspace on Fourth
President and Co-Founder
Brooklyn, NY
Judy Janda engaged in negotiations for almost 20 years with Community Board 6 and NYC Department of Environmental Protection to access the GreenSpace on Fourth Community Garden space on a watershaft location for Water Tunnel #3 as a native plant garden. She has been active with the Park Slope Civic Council’s Forth on Fourth Avenue Committee, Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, two nearby community gardens and a local garden land trust. Judy is completing a horticulture certificate program with Brooklyn Botanical Garden and organized a new leadership group for GreenSpace on Fourth. Now in the second season of a new garden, Judy has met many challenges and participated in the garden's move forward in unanticipated directions--including roof rainwater harvesting, community composting, and creation of a children’s garden--all while developing deeper community connections.