Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest Judges (Temporary)

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Compensation: $22 per hour, plus daily lunch expenses.

Term: 8 hours per day, for 10–12 days, June 12–27, 2023 (June 28-30 may be used as additional judging days depending on the number of blocks entered)

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is looking for two horticulturists to work as judges for the first round of the 2023 Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest. We expect 100–150 blocks to enter. Judging this contest is a great way to learn about the diverse neighborhoods of Brooklyn and its many environments. Orientation and training of judges will be provided beforehand.


First-round judges work in a team of two and are driven block to block by BBG staff, which coordinates the contest. Expect to work 8 hours and cover at least 15 blocks per day (more or less depending on the number of entrants).

 Judges evaluate each block based on established criteria, complete and turn in score sheets at the end of each day, and tabulate results at the end of the first round of judging.

 Judges also photograph exceptional window boxes, street tree beds, storefronts, and community garden streetscapes for further judging.


  • Knowledge about appropriate plantings for city residential and commercial blocks
  • Interest/experience in community horticulture. Experience with native plants a plus.
  • Detail oriented in filling out forms.
  • High energy!

Additional Information

Email or mail letter stating interest and qualifications to:

Jibreel Cooper
Community Program Manager
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225


Contact Information

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Contact Name: Jibreel Cooper