Bronx —

Off the last stop on the No. 2 train, nestled between the noisy trainyards and quiet residential blocks, Bissel Gardens invites the young and the old to come get their hands dirty.

Vegetables planted in the spring are picked off the vine by neighbors in the fall, saplings nurtured there are sent to parks around the city, and children learn and play in a butterfly garden.

The 14-year-old Wakefield oasis aims to make the Bronx greener while bringing the community closer together.