Tyler Street Community Garden

Tyler Street Community Garden Tyler Street Garden is a neighborhood garden built on a former vacant city lot consisting of vegetable and flower beds located within University Heights.
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The UHC, through a partnership with Grassroots Gardens has created a community garden at 73 Tyler Street. Before the garden, the parcel had sat vacant for many years after a house fire. The garden currently features eight raised beds, a handful of fruit trees, and a colorful assortment of perennial flower beds. Local institutions such as churches or businesses as well as residents can adopt and maintain a bed. There is also a tool chest with basic gardening tools available onsite. Contact us if you are interested in getting involved or would like to host an event at the garden.

Seedlings have arrived compliments of @ggwny. Gardening season can officially begin! πŸ’šπŸŒ±πŸ…πŸŒ»πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ
05/23/2020

Seedlings have arrived compliments of @ggwny. Gardening season can officially begin! πŸ’šπŸŒ±πŸ…πŸŒ»πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ

Why it's never too late to plant bulbs (as long as the ground isn't frozen). These are part of last year's November coll...
05/05/2020

Why it's never too late to plant bulbs (as long as the ground isn't frozen).

These are part of last year's November collection. 🌷🌷🌷

Tyler Street Community Garden's cover photo
05/05/2020

Tyler Street Community Garden's cover photo

Attention Gardeners πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎIf you are interested in adopting a raised bed this season, Tyler Street Community Garden has ...
04/22/2020

Attention Gardeners πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ

If you are interested in adopting a raised bed this season, Tyler Street Community Garden has three beds available.

Please fill out this form if you would like to adopt a bed and we will be making decisions by the beginning of May:
https://forms.gle/oAyb36K6x1a6coUUA

BRRAlliance - Black Rock Riverside Alliance
04/17/2020

BRRAlliance - Black Rock Riverside Alliance

Seed giveaway going strong until 1 pm or seeds are gone.

Tyler Street Community Garden's cover photo
03/02/2020

Tyler Street Community Garden's cover photo

Do you want to be part of the 2020 growing season at Tyler Street Community Garden? Then share your availability via thi...
03/02/2020

Do you want to be part of the 2020 growing season at Tyler Street Community Garden?

Then share your availability via this Doodle Poll for this month's planning meeting:
https://www.doodle.com/poll/ngsce4k3m74kfuwn

πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ

12/23/2019
Grassroots Gardens

Gardens help communities thrive! πŸ’š

We've got one week left to raise another $1800 to get to our year-end goal of $10,000! Your donation today will support our 10 newest community gardens this spring so they can thrive like the Vermont Triangle Community Garden has been doing for almost 20 years now!. #squashgoals #wegardencommunities #neighborhoodinvestment

https://grassrootsgardens.wedid.it/campaigns/6937

A balmy 46 degrees in November = last ditch effort to get all remaining bulbs in 🀣Bulbs can be planted as long as the gr...
11/25/2019

A balmy 46 degrees in November = last ditch effort to get all remaining bulbs in 🀣

Bulbs can be planted as long as the ground isn't frozen, so now's the time to plant 'em if ya got 'em!

#bulbsfordaze

Shout out to our favorite master gardener, Linda Garwol, for gifting us this amazing dinner plate dahlia. 😍 Gardening is...
08/11/2019

Shout out to our favorite master gardener, Linda Garwol, for gifting us this amazing dinner plate dahlia. 😍 Gardening is best when shared.

Stop by 73 Tyler Street to take in all our late summer blooms!

#dahlia #communitygarden #universityheights #sharemore

These would look SO good in the garden! *hint* *hint*
08/03/2019

These would look SO good in the garden! *hint* *hint*

All ceramic and plastic pots are now 20% off. Standard terracotta and gray pots excluded.

Ok, we can't even with these baby eggplants! πŸ™ˆπŸ˜πŸ†#eggplant #communitygarden #tylerstreet #universityheights #buffalony
08/03/2019

Ok, we can't even with these baby eggplants! πŸ™ˆπŸ˜πŸ†

#eggplant #communitygarden #tylerstreet #universityheights #buffalony

Grow my beauty, GROW! πŸ§™#sunflower #sunflora #communitygarden  #tylerstreet #universityheights
07/30/2019

Grow my beauty, GROW! πŸ§™

#sunflower #sunflora #communitygarden #tylerstreet #universityheights

This rain has got the garden looking lush just in time for next week's Capen Garden Walk. πŸ’„πŸ’‹πŸ‘€Don't forget to stop by you...
07/06/2019

This rain has got the garden looking lush just in time for next week's Capen Garden Walk. πŸ’„πŸ’‹πŸ‘€

Don't forget to stop by your favorite public and private gardens on Saturday, July 13th from 10AM - 4PM!

#communitygarden #tylerstreet #universityheights #gardenwalk #buffalo #buffalove #lettherainfalldown #hillaryduffswings

The garden giveth and the gardener taketh away (to giveth to another garden). Welcome to your new home irises from the g...
07/02/2019

The garden giveth and the gardener taketh away (to giveth to another garden).

Welcome to your new home irises from the gardens at the Winspear-Tyler Triangle! πŸ₯°

We love sour cherry season! πŸ’πŸ₯°
06/25/2019

We love sour cherry season! πŸ’πŸ₯°

We like to think we're one of the best kept secrets in The Heights! 🀫
06/24/2019

We like to think we're one of the best kept secrets in The Heights! 🀫

A marvelous day in the garden debriefing with students, faculty, mentors, and champions on a semester well spent and ways to improve the Citizen Planning School for next year.

Thanks to the Tyler Street Community Garden for hosting us!

Healthy food access is one of the most important lessons we can teach our children! 🍎πŸ₯¦πŸŒ½πŸ₯•
05/29/2019

Healthy food access is one of the most important lessons we can teach our children! 🍎πŸ₯¦πŸŒ½πŸ₯•

Fr. Jack blesses the lettuce and herb garden with our Garden Club. The salad bar is up and running, a true β€œgarden to table” experience for our students.

Hold our purse, we'll be right back...
05/23/2019
2019 Master Gardener Plant Sale

Hold our purse, we'll be right back...

Great Plants, Great Prices - Huge Selection of Quality Plants Direct from the Gardens of Master Gardeners!First Presbyterian Church, One Symphony Circle, Buffalo 14201Perennials and annuals for sun and shade . Native Plants . Succulents . Hypertufa Pots . Vegetables . Herbs . Shrubs . Garden ArtB...

Square foot gardening workshop taught by our favorite garden mistress, Caesandra Seawell, Manager of Pelion Community Ga...
05/18/2019

Square foot gardening workshop taught by our favorite garden mistress, Caesandra Seawell, Manager of Pelion Community Garden at City Honors School 🌱πŸ₯•πŸ…

#communitygarden #ediblegarden #squarefootgardening #myothercarisaraisedbed #tylerstreet #universityheights #buffalo #buffalony

Those spring feels 🌱🌷🌻
05/07/2019

Those spring feels 🌱🌷🌻

Tyler Street Community Garden's cover photo
05/07/2019

Tyler Street Community Garden's cover photo

Huzzah, the rain has stopped! πŸ™ŒJust in time to spread this fresh load of soil into all our beds. Thanks Grassroots Garde...
04/29/2019

Huzzah, the rain has stopped! πŸ™Œ

Just in time to spread this fresh load of soil into all our beds. Thanks Grassroots Gardens!

Join us for our first work day of the season this eve at 6PM at 73 Tyler Street. πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ

#communitygarden #ediblegarden #myothercarisaraisedbed #tylerstreet #universityheights #buffalo #buffalony

All the world's a garden...
04/26/2019
Why you should turn your lawn into a meadow

All the world's a garden...

Most lawns are biodiversity deserts, but there is a simple way to encourage nature – and you don’t even have to ditch the mower

In other news... πŸ‘€
04/25/2019
Florida Lifts Ban on Front-Yard Vegetable Gardens

In other news... πŸ‘€

Florida passes law saying cities can’t stop people from growing food on their own property, even in their front yards State lawmakers in Florida have told cities they must respect citizens’ property rights, and seemingly even more basic right to grow their own food. They just passed a bill β€œpr...

Grassroots Gardens
04/18/2019

Grassroots Gardens

Come visit us at Whole Foods Amherst tonight til 7. We’re planting seedlings as a thank you for grocery shopping for Grassroots Gardens! 5% of your purchase will benefit our garden network.

Who's ready for the return of the edible landscape? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈExcited to kickoff the growing season with our first Tyler S...
04/11/2019

Who's ready for the return of the edible landscape? πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

Excited to kickoff the growing season with our first Tyler Street Community Garden Workday on Monday, April 29th. Stop by the garden at 6PM to learn what we've got growing on this year!

We embarked on reclaiming 73 Tyler Street after a fire had left the building and lot uninhabitable roughly 6 years ago a...
03/20/2019
Support Grassroots Gardens of Western New York in #SpringItOnWNY!

We embarked on reclaiming 73 Tyler Street after a fire had left the building and lot uninhabitable roughly 6 years ago and all thanks to this amazing organization we now own the lot and are able to keep this property as a green space and community garden for future generations to steward and cherish.

Please donate today to Grassroots Gardens during #SpringItOn! πŸŒΌπŸ…πŸŒžπŸŒ³πŸŒ±πŸ₯•

I’m ready to support Grassroots Gardens of Western New York on March 20, 2019 during Spring it On. Learn more about Grassroots Gardens of Western New York and all the other organizations participating in #SpringItOnWNY.

We can't wait to test out our seedling hut this season 🌱😍Hats off to student Matt Straub, Professor Martha Bohm, the Uni...
02/14/2019
Student projects find new homes in Buffalo urban gardens

We can't wait to test out our seedling hut this season 🌱😍

Hats off to student Matt Straub, Professor Martha Bohm, the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, and Grassroots Gardens for this wonderful University-Community partnership

http://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/stories/2019/02/seed-huts-grassroots.html?utm_source=2016+UB+Reporter%2C+University+at+Buffalo+List&utm_campaign=c9eaed7106-UBNow_02_04_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_af676811e4-c9eaed7106-88032453

Architecture student Matthew Straub’s penchant for public service design inspires class-wide project for the community.

Donate today to this amazing organization which gave us land access, resources, and education so we could transform 73 T...
12/28/2018
Grassroots Gardens

Donate today to this amazing organization which gave us land access, resources, and education so we could transform 73 Tyler Street to the urban oasis it is today! Please consider contributing today so they can reach there $15,000 goal by the end of the year to keep providing these and other resources to the GROWing 109 community and school gardens across Buffalo, New York & Niagara Falls NY! πŸŒ±πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎπŸ¦‹πŸŒΌπŸ’https://grassrootsgardens.wedid.it/campaigns/5726

CC: Grassroots Gardens

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you friends and supporters! With your help, we've raised over $11,000 to date in support of our year-end appeal. While our online campaign has concluded, we are still reaching towards our goal of $15,000 before the spring season starts. If you would like to contribute, please message us for more information or send a your donation to our office. Checks can be made payable to Grassroots Gardens WNY. The coming season will be a record year for us with 109 gardens in the network!

73 Tyler Street was once a blighted property that stands as a bountiful, neighborhood garden because of the determinatio...
11/15/2018

73 Tyler Street was once a blighted property that stands as a bountiful, neighborhood garden because of the determination of community stakeholders like the University Heights Collaborative and the facilitation of land access and resources from Grassroots Gardens. Without this combined effort, we may not be what we are today.

So we are asking you for a contribution to Grassroots Gardens annual campaign πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎhttps://grassrootsgardens.wedid.it/campaigns/5726πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ so they can keep providing material and educational resources not only for us, but the other 100+ community and school gardens in their network!

Grassroots Gardens
10/19/2018

Grassroots Gardens

We're excited to introduce our new Community Garden Manager JoeKurtz J Kurtz!

One of our lead gardeners for the past four years at the Tyler Street Community Garden, a CCE Master Gardener, and current Board Vice President of the Tool Library, Joe brings with him a passion for urban ecology and is excited to combine his nonprofit and professional experience to bring communities together through gardening, work to fight blight and food insecurity, and advocate for local environmental policy reform. Welcome to the team!

09/19/2018

We were the recipients of a seedling hut last year from longtime University Heights Tool Library volunteer and University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning student Matt Straub who will be teaming up with Grassroots Gardens for Pitch 10 - September 2018 to create 10 more huts for community gardens around Buffalo!

These huts extended our growing season and provided much needed food for our gardeners! Vote for them tomorrow!

What if more of our public spaces were edible?#communitygarden #ediblegarden #rasberries #myothercarisaraisedbed #tylers...
08/19/2018

What if more of our public spaces were edible?

#communitygarden #ediblegarden #rasberries #myothercarisaraisedbed #tylerstreet #universityheights #buffalo #buffalony

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73 Tyler St
Buffalo, NY
14214

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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

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