We help community gardeners strengthen important community gardens, sustain vital grassroots groups, produce bountiful community harvests, and engage and educate youth.
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Green Guerillas distributes soil, lumber, and custom-grown organic fruit and vegetables seedlings to food-growing community garden groups in central Brooklyn, Harlem, and the South Bronx to help them grow bountiful harvests of tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, and callaloo. We also help community gardeners extend the growing season and engage more people in the harvest.
In partnership with the Land Trust Alliance, we provide vital organizational assistance to the Bronx Land Trust and the Manhattan Land Trust – two community gardener-led land trusts that are critical to the future of New York City’s community gardening movement.
Our Grow Vertical NYC campaign fosters and supports sustainable, human scale vertical growing projects to help dozens of community garden groups grow more vegetables and herbs in tight urban spaces.
Youth Tillers Program: Green Guerillas recruits, trains, and mentors a team of teenagers – the youth tillers – to use paid internships and garden workdays to grow food, strengthen food-growing community gardens, and teach hundreds of other city kids where their food comes from. Youth Mural Project: We help young people partner with community gardeners to engage in community arts activities that tell important stories about gardening in the city.
Green Guerillas serves as fiscal sponsor for the Youth Farm. In that capacity, we help a team of urban farmers and youth leaders cultivate a one acre urban farm on the Wingate Campus and engage hundreds of students in farm-based and classroom-based service and learning. They manage a weekly farmers market, a CSA, and an Urban Farm Training Program.
We are partnering with Council Members Mark Levine and Fernando Cabrera to strengthen community gardens in upper Manhattan (CD7) and the Bronx (CD14). We provide plants, soil, lumber, and people power to help community gardeners fill garden beds with vegetables and flowers and make repairs and improvements to their gardens.
When providing services and undertaking activities, Green Guerillas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.