will axelrod

Head Gardener, Design/Build 

A born and bred New Yorker, Will believes greenery is as important to NYC’s culture as bagels and corner delis.  At Skidmore College, he majored in finance hoping to become a slick wall street executive, but as the strain on the environment weighed on him, he found a job with a local landscaper and was immediately hooked. Since then he has worked for New York Restoration Project maintaining 15 community gardens in underserved neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens, as well as several for-profit landscape companies, versing him in many styles of urban gardening.  At Brooklyn Grange, Will is able to combine his passion for sustainability and ecologically minded landscaping while building a system that help his team feel fulfilled and grow. When he’s not gardening, you can find Will biking the loop in prospect park, sneaking food into Film Forum, or swimming on Rockaway Beach.