Our mission is to promote the preservation, creation, and empowerment of community gardens through education, advocacy, and grassroots organizing.
Community gardens in New York City provide many benefits to their neighborhoods. Fresh vegetables, eggs, and herbs. Beautiful open green space. A place for the community to come together in friendship.
Community gardeners need a political voice. We need to be present when the City makes land use decisions that can affect the fate of our gardens. We need to be involved in funding decisions. We need to organize our communities to link our cause with others.
Join us. We need your passion, strength and skills. When you join the Coalition, you join with other community gardens to stand up for your garden as we stand up for all gardens.
NYCCGC annual membership is on a sliding scale:
Individual Gardener: Community gardener joining as an individual. Member has voting rights at general meetings and elections (after attending a minimum of 3 meetings). Sliding scale $1-$30 (or more) with a $15 recommended contribution.
Garden Group: Community garden joining as a group. Members of this garden will have voting rights at general meetings and elections (after attending a minimum of 3 meetings). Sliding scale $1-$50 (or more) with a $30 recommended contribution. Can also contribute volunteer hours. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. MUST SEND A MEMBERSHIP LIST (.csv, .xls, etc.) TO UNITED@NYCCGC.ORG TO COMPLETE MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION.
Community Garden Ally: Any person who is not directly a member of a community garden but supports their preservation. Sliding scale $1-$100 (or more) with a $50 recommended contribution.