Greetings from the Chairman of the Board

Dear New Yorker,

Thank you for your interest in GrowNYC!

Because of the involvement of people like you, GrowNYC has played a pivotal role in helping New York City transform over the past five decades into one of the most livable cities in the world.

Since our founding in 1970, we have grown to be the largest and most established environmental organization in NYC, providing education, information, programs and other resources to make it easier for New Yorkers to flourish.

GrowNYC helps 3 million New Yorkers annually by providing essential services—access to locally grown food, community and school gardens, recycling and waste reduction tools, and more—that enable healthy and sustainable living.

As a non-profit organization that you can trust, our work is only possible because of generous contributors, volunteers and sponsors. Donate today to help this work continue.

Click the links to learn more about our main program areas: Food and Farming, Green Spaces, Waste Reduction and Environmental Education.

Click here to sign up for our newsletters so you can stay informed of free resources, events and farmers’ markets near you.

And feel free to drop me a line at

Let’s GrowNYC Together!

Robert J. Kafin

It's farmers market season in New York City! View our full schedule of seasonal Greenmarkets and Farmstands opening soon. 

  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Zero Waste

    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 gardens and urban farms 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.