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  • Looking for hands-on support during the growing season?

    Feb 19, 2021 | Green Guerillas

    Youth Tillers from our Youth Empowerment Pipeline will be partnering with community gardens across the city in the spring and summer. Through this intentional program we hope community gardeners create intergenerational bonds with youth and find dedicated youth-based support and appreciation for their years’ of work. Learn more about hosting Youth Tillers for work shifts at your community garden here. Have questions about this program? Join us for an informal Q&A on on March 1 at 5pm.

  • Sharing Testimony

    Feb 6, 2021 | Green Guerillas

    On January 27, 2021, we testified in support of a bill proposed by Council Member Diana Ayala that would require the City to undertake a detailed study of food production in community gardens, ways to support their food production, and channels for making neighborhood-grown food available to the community.

    At the same time, we expressed concerns about the ability of the Department of Parks and Recreation to undertake and support such a study. We raised concerns that Parks leadership has not upheld the values of those working for Food Justice, particularly on the issue of composting in the city.

    Many community gardeners are vital members of a larger movement towards food sovereignty, and have been working vigorously for the right to healthy, fresh, culturally relevant food; the right to green space and community land ownership; and the right to health. These values must be upheld in any study and set of recommendations made.
    In testimony, we … Read More

  • 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.

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