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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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

How to Start a Community Garden

The American Community Gardening Association offers a fact sheet designed to give many different groups the basic information they need to get their gardening project off the ground.

Type: General Resources

NYC Community Garden Advocacy

The New York City Community Garden Coalition's mission is to promote the preservation, creation, and empowerment of community gardens through education, advocacy, and grassroots organizing.

Type: General Resources

Volunteer at a Community Garden

Get Dirty NYC! connects volunteers with community gardens.

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

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