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'll have 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.
2020 was a year unlike any other in our history. In addition to supporting our community's health through free food, we turned 25 years old. Take a look at this retrospective on three important programs at Grassroots: our school gardens, Grief in the Gardens program, and Buffalo Freedom Gardens.
Learn more about a few of our member-gardens from our gardeners in the videso below.
As we reopen slowly to in-person programming this season, please follow us on social media for event and garden updates.