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Green Guerillas helps grassroots groups obtain the materials, volunteers and funding they need to sustain colorful community gardens and bountiful urban farms In New York City.

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  • You’re Invited: Fall Benefit Celebration 2020

    Oct 5, 2020 | Green Guerillas

    Join us virtually at 7pm on November 12, 2020:

    * Honor the work of community gardeners this challenging growing season
    * Learn about environmental actions to protect community gardens
    * Unite with us in support of a new Green Guerillas program, the Youth Empowerment Pipeline: a youth-driven training program that creates a viable pathway to employment and leadership within the food justice movement for ages 17-21
    * Share messages of wisdom and encouragement with our incoming cohort of young people

    Tickets for community gardeners & youth are free. Sliding scale tickets for those who are able to donate. Please register here.

  • “Pots of Love” for Linda Yang

    Jul 7, 2020 | Green Guerillas

    With heavy hearts we mourn the passing of Linda Yang, long-time Board member and champion of Green Guerillas, who passed away on April 20 at the age of 83. Linda was an avid gardener, author, and former New York Times columnist. Her keen wit, insight, and knowledge of plants were greatly valued at Green Guerillas and are already deeply missed.

    Patti Hagan, fellow Green Guerillas board member and journalist, shares memories of Linda in the May/June issue of The Urban Rock Gardener, the publication of the Manhattan Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. Click here to read.

  • Resources Needed / Shared for NYC Community Gardens

    Apr 9, 2020 | Green Guerillas

    Because of sudden cuts in our funding from the city, as the city fights COVID-19, our spring plant & supply giveaways are extremely limited this year. Other non-profits who assist community gardeners are also experiencing a diminished capacity to offer support this spring. This leaves community gardeners and the communities they serve vastly under-resourced during a time when the need to access and grow healthy foods for our communities is greater than ever.

    Resource Share: If you have food-growing resources to share or if you need food growing resources, please let us know. We will do our best to match those in need with those who can give. This is the time for solidarity. Together we can create essential access to fresh foods in our neighborhoods.

    Discussion & Information Forum: Visit our new forum for discussion and information about gardening during COVID-19.

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