Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews 583

Issues: Environment, Economic Development

Location: PO Box 351 Buffalo NY 14201 USA

Mission: Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo is a community gardening program in Western New York working with the public and private sectors to create vegetable and flower gardens. Through education and active participation, we foster, initiate, implement and support sustainable gardening projects at the grassroots level.
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www.grassrootsgardens.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

16 people found this review helpful

An amazing organization that does a great deal of work on a shoestring budget. I think that this group could use a better relationship with the city goverment, but all in all does an amazing job for what it does!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

action and they have such a great reputation throughout the community it is amazing!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I am the board chair, so I guess I do run it!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fact that it is a real grassroots effort, with many different collaborators!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fantastic, and always helpful!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reclaim all the vacant parcels in Buffalo

Ways to make it better...

the city worked more closely with them

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding, and lack of marketing material to get the word out.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this group is awesome!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

17 people found this review helpful

Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo is transforming the city from the ground up. Community building, oxygenating the city, helping city dwellers experience the miracle of growing a garden, making the inner city beautiful... it's an amazing organization and has my vote.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Buffalo inner-city neighborhoods.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the community and greening of the city.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

spread word about the power of urban gardens.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-9-01

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Role: Board Member
Rating: 5 stars  

25 people found this review helpful

Grassroots Gardens is a volunteer based not for profit that has been working to make the City of Buffalo a better place I've been a board member of Grassroots Gardens, Inc. since 1996 and truly believe in the positive aspects community gardens bring to our neighborhoods. Grassroots is an organization devoted to helping people create and sustain community gardens on vacant, city-owned lots in Buffalo. Not only do the gardens provide food, but it has been shown that these gardens have helped the city in taking over some of the 14,000 deserted lots in the City of Buffalo. As a Buffalo Police Officer I can attest to the increased feeling of safety in neighborhoods that have a community garden.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

more gardens.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hire an executive director.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching the transformation of neighborhoods.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

from all walks of life.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Green the entire city.

Ways to make it better...

City government would work with us.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

1. Lack of funding 2. City government 3. Volunteers 4. Staff

One thing I'd also say is that...

Grassroots Gardens is the BEST!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

25 people found this review helpful

Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo continues to promote the greatness of the entire Buffalo City by invigorating the 30 plus neighborhood gardens with thoughtful planning and guidance for all who wish to participate in beautifying Buffalo one garden at a time. Economics seem to be no barrier to the planting and sustaining the gardens throughout the city. Vegetables and flowers abound at planting time because of the tireless staff of Grassroots Gardens to buy and have donated the vast amounts of bulbs and flowers and ornamental plants. Neighborhood children and adults join hands and labor together to beautify their own little bit of Buffalo. This is a group that brings out the best in the neighborhood. For that we are all thankful.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the gardens all over the city: at street corners, in vacant lots that are now bountiful with flowers and or vegetables, at the apex of streets where one only weeds grew, and from the poorest to the richest neighborhoods have pulled together to work on the gardens.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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