Five urban lots are transformed during the growing season into lush gardens where community members gather to grow vegetables and flowers and to socialize with one another. Over 2,000 adults and children will participate annually. The garden projects collaborate with local childcare centers, elementary schools, summer camps, and community organizations to provide environmental education and an opportunity to be in a safe, outdoor environment.
Community Gardens equals positive community outcomes. In addition to beautifying downtown Yonkers, introducing neighbors to each other, and educating children on the environment, Greyston's Garden's program provides fresh nutritious produce free of charge for some of Westchester's poorest and most vulnerable residents. Participation in the Community Gardens program greatly reduces barriers to healthier eating and lifestyle choices.
Greyston's Community Gardens and Environmental Education program is operated in collaboration with several local partners. We would specifically like to thank our funders:
- Scott's Miracle-Gro
- The Harris and Frances Block Foundation
- East Yonkers Rotary
- The Harry Chapin Foundation