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Green Guerillas uses a unique mix of education, organizing and advocacy to help people cultivate community gardens, sustain grassroots groups, grow food, engage youth, and address issues critical to the future of their gardens.

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  • 11th Annual Food Heritage Festival

    Jun 13, 2016 | Green Guerillas

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    Saturday, June 18th – 2 pm to 9 pm

    at the beautiful, historic Hattie Carthan Community Garden

    700 Marcy Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

    This year’s theme “Our Food is Our Culture” is a community offering of foods from the African Diaspora. One of the most interesting things about the food of the African Diaspora is how closely it connects the people who prepare it, often without them even realizing it. There are several characteristics that almost all cuisines of the African Diaspora share: seasoning techniques; cooking techniques, such as stewing and frying; and the prevalence of starchy mashes or porridges eaten with stews and soups or on their own. African, Latin, and Caribbean cuisine ingredients are nearly identical, most likely due to the similarity in climate. Tropical foods such as plantains, cassava, coconuts, and palm oil are staples in West African and Afro-Brazilian cooking. The distinctive ingredients of southern cuisine, as well as the styles of … Read More

  • Youth Farm CSA Shares Available

    May 14, 2016 | Green Guerillas

    Fresh, seasonal. affordable produce is available through the Youth Farm CSA program.

    Sign up for the 2016 season and receive a bag of farm fresh vegetables each week, June 13th through October 26th . Flower shares are also available from June 20th through October 12th!

    Choose from one of 3 Pick up Locations:

    Shambhala Yoga and Dance, Mondays 5 pm to 8 pm at 367 St Marks Ave

    The Youth Farm, Wednesdays 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm at 600 Kingston Avenue

    61 Local (flower shares only), Fridays 5 pm to 8 pm at 61 Bergen St

    Click HERE for more info – and be sure to apply by June 1st.

     

  • 34 Community Gardens on HPD Land to be Preserved, 7 Gardens to be Lost

    Jan 7, 2016 | Green Guerillas

    At a meeting on Wednesday December 30, 2015 with community gardeners and greening groups (including Green Guerillas), City representatives announced a final decision made by the Mayor to determine the fates of community gardens on HPD land.

    HPD will transfer 34 community gardens to the Parks Department to be preserved, while 9 community gardens sites will be displaced by affordable housing developments – including 7 active community gardens.

    It is good news for NYC’s community gardening movement that 34 community gardens will be preserved, but devastating for the gardeners and community members who will lose 7 precious green spaces and outdoor community centers. The City has promised to find alternate sites for community gardeners – but it remains to be seen how large or how viable these alternate sites will be.

    News coverage can be found HERE

About Green Guerillas

Our History

In the early 1970’s Green Guerillas began rallying people to use community gardening as a tool to reclaim urban land and bring people together to solve problems that plagued their neighborhoods. We are the oldest community garden organization in New York City. Read More

Our Approach

More than 600 community gardens serve as testament to the skill, creativity, and determination of New York City’s community gardeners. We support the efforts of these remarkable grassroots leaders and help create the next generation of community gardeners. Read More

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