START A COMMUNITY GARDEN
Grassroots Gardens WNY is proud to facilitate and support the creation of new community and school gardens in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY. In order to start a new garden through our
network, you must have a minimum of 5 committed community members for 5 years willing to care for the garden, and have identified a private lot with landowner consent or a publicly-owned city lot.
Our application for the 2024 season is now OPEN, and will be open until November 30, 2023.
We are currently only considering community gardens located in the cities of Buffalo or Niagara Falls, NY, though if you are a school in one of our nearby suburbs, we may be able to support you in 2024. Once an application is completed and returned to us, our Gardeners' Committee and staff review it. Priority is given to gardens in neighborhoods lacking grocery stores, green spaces, and other access to healthy food.
The application is linked to the buttons below, and can be returned via email or physical mail. The Policies document linked below will answer many questions you may have. Call our office at any time if you need assistance at 716-783-9653.
JOIN AN EXISTING GARDEN
Our garden network is free of charge for participation! If you want to join or help at a currently established garden, please contact us directly at 716-783-9653 or emailing us.
We also recommend visiting our current garden maps of Buffalo and Niagara Falls to identify the closest garden to you. We look forward to hearing from you!