Directed by by the Governor’s Executive Order on Non-Essential Services, and informed by Cornell Cooperative Extension Erie County and the UB Food Systems Planning & Healthy Communities Lab, ALL GGWNY member community gardens MUST follow the safe growing guidelines detailed in the document linked to the right.
The COVID-19 crisis makes it even more difficult for families experiencing food insecurity to access food. We have teamed with other local organizations offering food assistance to form a map of our collective locations. Click the link below to find food assistance near you. If you’d like to join us to grow food this season, please call 783-9653.
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 are stewarding 113 community gardens.
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.
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.
All in-person events and workshops have been cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19. Please visit our social media for virtual events.