The Urban Garden Initiative

Community Gardens provide a unique opportunity for community members to have a shared agricultural space and experience. In Warren County, we are home to multiple community gardens that are located in public parks, conservation clubs, municipal buildings and some even located on private property. This website is meant to be a shared resource among the community gardeners to find helpful resources, locations, and contacts for joining community gardens.

How the District can support your community garden?

  • Offer technical assistance at no cost
  • Organize educational events for gardeners
  • Provide work day support
  • Basic soil testing
  • Help with the planning process for a new community garden
  • Assist with finding financial support for improvement projects and garden initiatives
  • Apply for the Urban Garden Grant

Apply for the Urban Garden Initiative Grant – Up to $500

Update: We are no longer accepting applications for the 2024 growing season. If you have any questions, please contact Maren Stoddard at marens@warrenswcd.org

Spring is finally here and the District is excited to announce that we will be offering technical and financial assistance for community gardens in Warren County! This grant is provided for community gardens to apply for up to $500 in financial assistance from our office for garden improvement projects, supplies, and/or hosting agricultural education events.

Grant awardees will work with the District to outline:

  • Priority projects and goals
  • Identify natural resource concerns
  • Basic soil testing
  • and work on future planning based on the needs of the community garden

This will required a minimum of at least two meetings with a staff member during the course of the grant. We ask this as it will help us provide more financial and technical assistance in the future.

Apply Here!

Eligible grant fund expenses include: tools, tool sheds, compost, cover crops, soil amendments, woodchipped paths, frost free hydrants, raised beds, equipment repairs, establishing a new community garden, low cost native plants for buffers or pollinator gardens, and much more!

Expenses are not limited to this list so you let us know what you need!

Find the Community Garden nearest you:

Bolton

  • Bolton Conservation Club – Edgecomb Pond Rd

City of Glens Falls

  • Murray St. Garden
  • Sagamore St. Garden
  • East Field
  • May St. Garden
  • Village Green Garden

Lake George

  • Village & Town Hall

Stony Creek

  • Dean’s Farm – Lanfear Rd

Thurman

  • Town Hall – Athol Rd

Warrensburg

  • Warrensburg Community Garden – Paper Mill Park

Grantee Documents

For grant awardees, please submit the following paperwork to marens@warrenswcd.org by November 1st of the current award year.