Our work is made possible by generous donations from our board of directors and supporters from all walks of life. More than 20 foundations and corporations provide grants to support our programs. Please join them by making a donation today – or click on one the boxes below to find out ways to get involved.
Become a member of Green Guerillas. Make a gift to honor a loved one their birthday or anniversary. Make a donation to support a community garden near you. We will be sure your contribution is lovingly planted in New York City soil.
At Green Guerillas, we devote most of our energy to helping community garden groups recruit new members from the blocks surrounding their gardens. At times, we do need volunteers to pitch in with specific projects. Check our Idealist page
for current volunteer opportunities.
Each summer we have a limited number of internships that allow college and high school students to join our team. Our Youth Tillers program currently engages HS for Public Service students at the Youth Farm in Crown Heights. Our program of internships for college students changes every year. Please check back for updates.
Community gardens are clustered in New York City neighborhoods that saw scores of vacant lots get created in the 1970’s—Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York, the East Village, Harlem, East Harlem, and several areas of the Bronx.None of them are “Green Guerillas” gardens. We do not have site control over any community garden. There is no central office in New York City that assigns people garden plots.Each community garden is independently managed by a group of grassroots volunteers. Some gardens have waiting lists for new members, other gardens are looking for new members. Some garden groups have formal membership policies, while some groups run more informally.
If you are interested in joining a community garden, you will need to:
♦ locate a garden near you— here are a few tools to help you
♦ contact the gardeners—look for a sign or just walk into the garden when it is open
For assistance finding gardeners, contact GreenThumb .
You might need to repeat this process several times before you are successful, and you will need to be flexible and open to a variety of garden governance styles.