Kiwi Energy and the Ecogold Environmental Fund Volunteered with GrowNYC at the Historic Coney Island Pumping Station and Urban Farm
The Coney Island Pumping Station was designed by noted architect Irwin Chanin and built in 1938 but was deactivated and abandoned by the Fire Department in the 1970s. Though deactivated, the pumping station still stands as an iconic building in the community and a meaningful place for many residents. Activating the station through a community based participatory planning process is making this long-dormant community asset available for public use. Kiwi Energy staff spent the day moving soil into plant beds and filling the walkways with mulch to contribute to the efforts already being made to make this historic community asset into a community garden for all to enjoy.