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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.
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
GGs members, community gardeners, and community garden supporters: please join us for an evening of conversation. Learn about GGs program plans for 2017. Explore how the NYC community gardening movement can connect with environmental and social justice movements nationwide. Engage in a discussion: should we be taking steps to make all NYC community gardens permanent?
We will gather at the First Presbyterian Church at 12 W. 12th Street in Manhattan, just west of 5th Avenue.
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
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