Community gardens

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In his new book, Land&People’s David Hanson’s paints a vivid portrait of urban farming in America

In the News

More than a decade after saving scores of community gardens from the auction block, The Trust for Public Land has signed over the deeds to 32 gardens to the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust, the organizations announced today.

A place where families can grow fresh food, children can play safely, and neighbors can gather.

Minneapolis Community Gardens

The Trust for Public Land worked with two local nonprofits—The Sustainable Resources Center and The Green Institute—to permanently protect these gardens.

Holyoke Farmland, Massachusetts

Nuestras Raíces, a grass-roots organization community development organization in Holyoke, Massachusetts worked with The Trust for Public Land to purchase four acres of farmland to offer urban farming, education and youth outreach opportunities, leadership building and river wildlife stewardship.

Southside Community Garden, Rhode Island

TPL worked with Southside Community Land Trust to prevent development on a portion of Southside Community Farm in Providence, Rhode Island, which continues as a community Providence School System resource.

P.S. 64 New York City

Our partnership with New York City has resulted in more than 150 acres of additional playground space serving nearly 4.5 million New Yorkers who live within a 10-minute walk of one of our sites.

Tremont Community Garden, New York City

In a world of asphalt and brick, New York's more than 450 community gardens provide residents rare places to relax and connect with nature. They serve as front porches and backyards—places to meet with neighbors, play, grow produce, and gather for summer cookouts.

Canal Community Garden, CA

The Canal neighborhood in San Rafael provides a significant portion of low-income housing in one of the most affluent counties in the United States. Though the neighborhood is diverse, many residents share a common tie to a strong food culture.

Grace Marchant Garden

A cascade of flowers and greenery on Telegraph Hill, the garden was created by former resident Grace Marchant in a 30-year labor of love.