One of the oldest community gardens in the Bronx, River Garden was created in 1976. Founding member Nessie Panton still gardens here, along with 25 other members and their families. Growing mostly food crops, the garden also features a small orchard, perennial garden, composting and a rainwater catchment system. The gardeners are active in the community, hosting workshops and volunteer workdays. River Garden is a featured stop on the Bronx Food & Farms Trolley Tours.