By working with the gardeners, community groups and the City to secure ownership or long-term leases, NGT protects land access for community-managed open spaces.
When NGT determines that a community garden is a good fit for preservation, we work with the gardeners to acquire or lease the land. Land assembly for garden preservation can be complicated and can take more than a year, especially if there are multiple properties with different land owners.
NGT-protected gardens are run by the gardeners themselves. Once NGT secures ownership or a long-term lease, NGT: