Buffalo Freedom Gardens
We are “Freedom Gardeners” growing food for liberation and resilience!
Buffalo Freedom Gardens has established 50 home gardens in communities, with high rates of
COVID-19, free materials and supplies to enable Buffalo families to grow their own food.
Through Freedom Gardens, 50 households in Buffalo will be supported in starting backyard or front-yard, raised-bed or container gardens at their own homes at no-cost. Residents living in the following zip codes are eligible to apply for free supplies and material: 14215, 14213, 14211, 14209, 14208, 14207, 14204. All interested should complete the online form at bit.ly/freedomgardens by Monday, May 11, 2020 by 5:00 PM.
The Freedom Gardens initiative is designed to inspire resilience and independence for Buffalo
residents most impacted by coronavirus. Through support from Seeding Resilience, Freedom Gardens will equip all aspiring home gardeners with tools, resources, and knowledge that will enable them to grow food to help feed their families.
Seeding Resilience is a collaborative effort of urban and regional growers, community residents, and organizations seeking to increase food security in Buffalo during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Freedom Gardens project will increase production of food in the city, thereby increasing food security through backyard and front-yard gardens.
Freedom Gardens is organized by Food for the Spirit / Buffalo Food Equity Network, Grassroots
Gardens WNY, CopperTown Block Club, Access To A-Free-Ka, the Juneteenth Agricultural Pavilion Committee, and the Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo.
Freedom Gardens will use the educational curriculum of Soul Fire Farms located in Troy NY to lift up the gardening and farming expertise of Black growers, including gardening and nutrition expertise, information about growing food and herbs, and resources for self-care and COVID safety protocols.
Image of Rebekah Williams and Gail V. Wells at Jesse Clipper Park. Photo Credit: Peter H. O’Biso (May 25, 2020)