From Vacancy to Community Vitality
The University Heights Collaborative through a partnership with Grassroots Gardens WNY created the community garden at 73 Tyler Street in 2013 after a house fire many years before left the land in deplorable condition.
But, with tremendous sweat equity and effort from local residents, neighbors, and community organizations the garden has transformed into a flourishing urban paradise for urban gardeners, and native plant and insect populations featuring ten raised beds, three sour cherry trees, and a colorful assortment of perennial and shade flower beds.
In true to being a community garden, local institutions, churches, businesses and as well as residents can adopt and maintain a bed in the garden for free all in exchange for their commitment to upkeep and maintenance. As a raised bed adopter, you are entitled to the produce you grow in that garden and ask visitors to the garden to please refrain from picking from those beds. However, the on-site tool shed provides our gardeners and visitors the opportunity to get their hands dirty to weed or harvest from our community raised bed which is open to the public to enjoy.
We’re always looking for new gardeners and neighbors to host events and attend workshops so contact us if you are interested in getting involved!
Garden and Grow,
The Volunteers of the Tyler Street Community Garden