We help community gardeners strengthen important community gardens, sustain vital grassroots groups, produce bountiful community harvests, and engage and educate youth.
More about our programs:
Green Guerillas distributes soil, lumber, herbs, 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.
Green Guerillas helps youth pitch in at the core of the community gardening movement. The Youth Empowerment Pipeline
is a youth-driven training program that creates a viable pathway to employment and leadership within the food justice movement through skill-building workshops, engagement with community gardeners and urban farmers and leaders in the food justice movement. The YEP bridges the experience gap for young New Yorkers ages 17-21. It provides critical resources, mentorship and paid internships for dozens of youth and outreach to thousands of youth through online workshops, conferences and social media.
All community gardeners and open space allies are welcome to join us for monthly meetings. The Council of Gardeners
is an inclusive, cross-borough group of community gardeners coming together to voice the needs of gardeners, to initiate collective action, to seek funding opportunities, to connect well-resourced gardens with under-resourced gardens, and to connect seasoned leaders with emerging leaders.
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.
We are partnering with 6 NYC Council Members to strengthen community gardens in central Brooklyn, East Harlem, and several neighborhoods in the Bronx. 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.
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.
When providing services and undertaking activities, Green Guerillas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.