Mission Statement: Grassroots Gardens WNY is a determined group of activists who enable community-led efforts to create and maintain community gardens that beautify blocks, grow healthy food and strengthen neighborhood spirit. We collaboratively cultivate and manage more than 800,000 square feet (and growing!) of green space in the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY. Our work is rooted in the belief that a garden has the power to transform an urban neighborhood. Gardens deliver beauty and escape and produce healthy food in unexpected places that previously had little value. A garden creates a shared sense of purpose that empowers a community, creates environmental awareness, and improves public health.
Our 2018 annual appeal has raised over $11,000!
In 2018, community donations supported: 2,438 vegetable and herb seedlings 461 seed packets 467 raised beds 191 cubic yards of soil, mulch & compost 97 educational workshops.
Our garden network will continue to expand in 2019 with 109 gardens across Buffalo and Niagara Falls. We remain in need of additional funding to be able to fully support our gardens this spring. If you would like to contribute to our appeal, please send your donation to Grassroots Gardens WNY, 30C Essex Street, Buffalo, NY 14213. Checks can be made payable to Grassroots Gardens WNY. We thank you for your investment and support.