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.

BPS 89_ Bennett Community School Garden


We are looking for a manager to direct our community and school gardening program. Apply today!

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.

Community Gardens

Learning Gardens

Join A Garden

Market Gardens

Start A Garden

All in-person events and workshops have been cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19. Please visit our social media for virtual events.

Grassroots Gardens WNY

389 Broadway | Buffalo, NY 14204

(716) 783-9653

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