Start a
Community Garden

Grassroots Gardens WNY is proud to facilitate and support the creation of new community

gardens in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY. In order to start a new community garden through our

network, you must have a minimum of 5 committed community members for 5 years willing to

care for the garden. Grassroots supports groups in accessing vacant lots in their neighborhood to get growing. 

Our application for the 2022 season is now available and due November 30th. We will consider gardens located only in the cities of Buffalo or Niagara Falls, NY. Once completed and returned to us, our Gardeners' Committee and staff review. This is a competitive process as our budget is only able to maintain so many gardens a year. Priority is given to gardens in neighborhoods lacking grocery stores and other access to healthy food without another community garden nearby.

If you want to join a currently established garden, visit our Join A Garden page to learn more on how to get growing this season.