Neighborhood Resources

Our online Neighborhood Resources is a collection of our favorite how-to guides, grant opportunities, workshops, city services and more. New York City is home to a wealth of resources—gather the tools to better your community here!

Know of other resources that are worth sharing?

Shawn at
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NYCHA Gardening

The New York City Housing Authority's Garden & Greening Program provides free seeds, bulbs, compost, technical assistance and more to registered NYCHA gardens. Gardens must submit an application to the management office every year to qualify.

Type: City Services

Find Vacant Lots

OASIS provides the richest source of community maps for NYC. Use their map to find out if a vacant lot in your neighborhood is privately owned by clicking on the “Location Report” tab to learn more about the lot’s owner.

Type: General Resources

Support for Open Spaces

The New York Restoration Project is dedicated to transforming open space in underserved communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City.

Type: General Resources

Support for School Gardens

Grow to Learn NYC supports public school gardens. Register your garden to be eligible to receive Grow to Learn grants, donated materials and resources, and expert assistance.

Type: General Resources

Garden Tools Loan Library

GrowNYC’s Grow Truck traverses all five boroughs to deliver garden tools, plants, soil, and horticultural advice to community gardeners, schools, and neighborhood block associations.

Type: General Resources

Support for Community Gardens

GreenThumb provides programming and material support to over 500 community gardens in New York City. Registered gardens are eligible for technical assistance, workshops, and gardening and maintenance supplies.

Type: General Resources

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