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Grassroots Gardens of WNY




The phrase “Provoking Protopias” asks us to reflect on what small changes we can make to create our ideal future. An organization that embodies this idea is the nonprofit organization, Grassroots Gardens of WNY.

What Is Grassroots Gardens of WNY?

Since the 1990’s Grassroots Gardens has been serving the Buffalo & Niagara Falls area by facilitating the creation of community gardens. By equipping community volunteers with materials, education, land, and insurance this organization has contributed to the creation of 100 gardens in the area. These gardens are nurtured to life through the beautification of vacant lots in the community. Through community programming like “Grief in the Gardens” and “Gardening for All” GG is creating accessible spaces for those needing mental and physical assistance. All bodies and minds are supported in a protopia, and Grassroots Gardens is helping lead Buffalo into ours.




What is their Mission?

Grassroots Gardens of WNY is a dedicated group of community gardeners and activists. Our mission is to share knowledge, power, and resources to grow healthy food, heal systemic harm, and strengthen neighborhood connections through community gardens.

What is their Vision?

A lasting network of land and people growing healthy communities.





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