Due to the ongoing rise of COVID19 cases, only community gardeners should be entering member-gardens on the off-season. No public gatherings should occur at this time in the gardens. We will keep our gardeners up-to-date about plans for spring via email.
Appointments must be made to visit the Community Garden Resource Center on Broadway. Please reach out to staff via phone and email only until further notice.
Grassroots Gardens of Western New York
We Garden Communities
Grassroots Gardens WNY is a dedicated group of community gardeners and activists. Our mission is to share knowledge, power and resources to grow healthy food, heal systemic harm, and strengthen neighborhood connections through community gardens.We collaboratively cultivate and manage more than one million square feet (and growing!) of urban green space. This season we had over 100 community gardens in our network.
Our work is rooted in the belief that a garden has the power to transform a neighborhood. Community gardens deliver beauty and escape while many produce healthy food in unexpected places. A garden creates a shared sense of purpose that empowers a community, creates environmental awareness and improves public health.
What have we been up to in 2020? Supporting our community through three important programs: school gardens, Grief in the Gardens, and Freedom Gardens. Special thanks to local filmmaker Ben Searle for creating this video.
Watch video interviews with a few of our gardeners and learn a little more about the impact we are making in Buffalo-Niagara's schools and neighborhoods.