Driven by passion, the people of our community inspire us every day. This past year has emphasized that we need to cultivate unity and recognize sincerity. We are sharing their stories, in the hopes that they do the same for you.
"New York City’s over 550 community gardens offer open space, vegetation, and the joy and solace of a community-cultivated natural environment in neighborhoods that are often underserved by public parks.
While community gardens have provided invaluable benefits to their neighborhoods for decades, they have few legal protections. And today, many community gardens struggle to survive in the face of competing land interests.
Earthjustice’s Sustainable Food & Farming Program team is partnering with the New York City Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC) to establish the legal protections that community gardens deserve. Through this partnership, we hope to ensure that gardens can continue to serve their communities, and to bring greater attention to the role of community gardens — and community gardeners — who strengthen the spirit of New York.
Hear from community gardeners in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem, Queens, and Manhattan on what these greenspaces mean to them."
By: Sorangel Liriano