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.
We understand this crisis can be difficult for people to access food. We have teamed with organizations offering food assistance to form a map of our collective locations. Click the link below to find specific organizations & their location.
Grassroots Gardens of Western New York
We Garden Communities
Grassroots Gardens WNY is a determined group of activists who create and maintain neighborhood and school-based community gardens in the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, New York. We collaboratively cultivate and manage more than one million square feet (and growing!) of urban green space. This season we are stewarding 110 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.