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!

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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

Organizing for Community Gardeners

Green Guerillas uses a mix of education, organizing, and advocacy to help people cultivate community gardens, sustain grassroots groups, engage youth, and address issues critical to the future of their gardens. In addition, they organize seed giveaways on a year-round basis.

Type: General Resources

Free Lumber for Gardens

BIG!Blooms, a Build It Green!NYC program, donates used wood scaffolding to community and school gardens.

Type: General Resources

Grants for Young Gardeners

The National Gardening Association offers a variety of grant awards for school gardening groups throughout the year.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

Funding for School Projects

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education awards grants of $2,000-$5,000 to school groups, particularly for landscaping, gardening or physical improvement projects.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

Fund PlaySpaces for Kids

KaBOOM! offers communities occasional grant opportunities to begin or complete playspace projects.

Type: Grants & Funding Opportunities

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