activating underutilized spaces for garden learning.


PS 139 is located in the Flatbush / Ditmas Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Nature Based serves as the ecological educator, designer, and builder for PS 139. We run year-long ecological education programs for the lower grades and a specialized green roof design curriculum for the upper grades. We have also activated many of the underutilized front areas of the school and helped transform them into productive growing and playing spaces.


PS 139 — Brooklyn, NY


“We are thrilled to work with Nature Based to transform our garden into a vibrant living laboratory. Their garden enrichment program gives our students the opportunities to explore and engage with the natural world and develop an understanding of these processes beyond which a regular classroom experience can provide. The impact of this program is profound and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Nature Based.”


Mary McDonald
Principal, PS 139