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.
Share time with 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
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.
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.