Grassroots Gardens has long been Buffalo’s community garden support organization.
Community Gardens are an incredible reuse of vacant or underutilized land in the city, and create neighborhood assets out of liabilities. In addition, they can provide fresh, healthy food in “food deserts” – communities where it can be difficult to access fresh produce.
With more than 70 gardens throughout the city, Grassroots Gardeners are growing more than 20,000 square feet of food-producing space in addition to many ornamental plants and community gathering spaces.
Grassroots Gardens also have an ongoing community education partnership with Urban Roots and continue to grow the Buffalo Sprouts School Gardens program. Last year they launched Buffalo Sprouts Seedling Stewards, a community driven vacant lot mapping mobile platform and their first Community Garden Month.
Look for more great work in the year ahead from Grassroots Gardens!