Grassroots Gardens WNY

389 Broadway | Buffalo, NY 14204

(716) 783-9653

Why We Do What We Do

Grassroots Gardens WNY is a determined group of activists who educate and lead
committed neighborhood and school gardeners. We collaboratively cultivate and
manage more than one million square feet (and growing!) of green space in Buffalo and
Niagara Falls, New York. We're starting this season with over 100 community and school gardens in our

Our work is rooted in the belief that a garden has the power to transform a
neighborhood. Gardens deliver beauty and escape and 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. 
Starting in the Spring of 2019, GGWNY is undergoing a collective reexamination of our
mission, vision and values as we transition solely from a lease-holding agency to an
urban land trust. We will be engaging our gardeners throughout this growing season for
their feedback.

As we draft our mission, vision and values statements, we will post them here for review
and public comment. We expect to have a finalized statements by our annual Fall
Harvest celebration.