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About More Gardens

The More Gardens! Coalition is a group of community people, gardeners, and environmental and social justice activists who promote the development and preservation of community gardens as well as the cultivation of fallow land in New York City (NYC). We share information about community gardens with the public in order to raise awareness and engage people in both actual gardening and political activism. We organize individuals and groups to build an enduring infrastructure that provides direction and support for those engaged in the struggle for gardens. By using fundamental democratic tools we work with communities in order to reclaim local government and eventually affect its highest levels.

Milestones & Achievements

  • In 2006, More Gardens!, HUG, and their Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito preserved seven endangered community gardens and worked to preserve the remaining 6 threatened by environmental injustice.
  • In 2007, More Gardens! worked alongside NYC Community Garden Coalition (, Parks Council Chair Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Mayor Mike Bloomberg to create legislation and policies to protect, preserve, and make more gardens.
  • In 2008-2010, More Gardens! collaborated with women of color community gardeners in creation of a 3 acre urban farm.

(View a full timeline of More Gardens' initiatives and achievements.)

Community Gardens

The following links provide a listing of community gardens in New York City. Feel free to contact any of them, and inquire about volunteering with them.

Volunteer Opportunities

Here is a list of all the ways you can contribute to the growth and mission of More Gardens!

Advocacy/Civic Participation, Architecture/Design, Arts/Culture, Community, Development/Organizing, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Gardening, Health Care, Housing, Legal Assistance, Nutrition, Public Policy/Research, Youth Development

To inquire about volunteer opportunities, or to learn more visit the More Gardens! website, or contact them.

"The man/woman who has planted a garden feels that he/she has done something for the good of the world."—Vita Sackville-West

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