El Jardin del Paraiso

Designed and constructed by Gaia Technologies Founder Dr. Paul Mankiewicz, this is the first storm water capture community garden built in New York City, and the only park that utilized the high concentrations of iron, manganese, and phosphorus in composted NYC bio-solids to mitigate lead. This one-foot-deep soil layer caps legacy contaminants with in blend including USDA food-grade certified compost.