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Green Guerillas uses a unique mix of education, organizing and advocacy to help people cultivate community gardens, sustain grassroots groups, grow food, engage youth, and address issues critical to the future of their gardens.

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  • Jack Johnson is matching donations to Green Guerillas!

    May 10, 2017 | Green Guerillas

    Green Guerillas is teaming up with Jack Johnson on his 2017 Summer Tour and All at Once, a social action network connecting people to nonprofits.

    Jack Johnson’s charity is currently matching donations to Green Guerillas.* Please support us right now and your money will be doubled by the Johnson Ohana Foundation.

    DONATE Now!

    * up to $2,500

  • GGs 2017 Annual Meeting – April 19th

    Mar 30, 2017 | Green Guerillas

    April 19th, 6 pm to 8 pm

    GGs members, community gardeners, and community garden supporters: please join us for an evening of conversation. Learn about GGs programs for 2017.

    Enjoy our featured speaker:

    Michael Ableman, farmer and author of Street Farm: Growing Food, Jobs, and Hope on the Urban Frontier, an inspirational account of residents in the notorious Low Track in Vancouver, British Columbia―who joined together to create an urban farm as a means of addressing the chronic problems in their neighborhood. It is a story of recovery, of land and food, of people, and of the power of farming and nourishing others as a way to heal our world and ourselves.

    We will gather at the First Presbyterian Church at 12 W. 12th Street in Manhattan, just west of 5th Avenue.

    Enjoy food and refreshments. Free raffle!

    Positive RSVPs, please. Click HERE or call 212.594.2155, ext 4

  • Citizens Committee Neighborhood Grants

    Dec 12, 2016 | Green Guerillas

    Through their Neighborhood Grants, Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to unstaffed resident-led groups to work on community and school projects throughout the city. We prioritize groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools.

    Recent awards have enabled neighbors to come together to make healthy food available in their communities, transform empty lots into community gardens, organize tenants to advocate for better housing conditions, and start school recycling drives.

    Applications are due January 23rd.

    For more information and an application click 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