GrowNYC's New Garden Fund

GrowNYC is thrilled to announce that we are building our 100th garden!  

GrowNYC's Gardens Program, originally founded by Liz Christy, has been building and supporting community gardens, urban farms, and other open space projects in New York City since 1975.  It takes a village: over the years, we've worked with many great community-based organizations, neighborhood leaders, city agencies, non-profit partners, and, most of all, resident gardeners.  

To help us celebrate this milestone, you can contribute below to GrowNYC's New Garden Fund.  

Your donation will help us build our 101st garden, our 102nd, and on and on – giving all New Yorkers the chance to grow food, enjoy the fresh air, connect with their neighbors, and empower their community to create and manage a space in their own image.

The United We Stand Community Garden in the South Bronx

You can help ensure that all New Yorkers have access to green space by making a donation today.


In a moment where New Yorkers have turned to parks and gardening to ease the mental and emotional strain the Covid-19 pandemic has taken on residents, when the need for education surrounding nutrition and health couldn’t be more critical, the same nonprofits that make green space and nutrition education possible are in danger of going under, while vital city agencies like the New York City Parks Department’s GreenThumb program are facing severe budget cuts.

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Conservation

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.