The UHC, through a partnership with Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo, has created a community garden at 73 Tyler Street. The parcel was donated by a local landlord for use by the community. It has been tranformed into a place which serves as a green space to grow food locally, hold events, host gardening workshops, and build community among neighbors.
The garden has grown considerably over the past several years thanks to the work of area residents and UB students. It currently features eight raised beds, several perennial flower gardens, a handful of fruit trees, a community tool chest, and picnic table.
The beds are adopted and maintained by volunteers consisting of local residents, institutions, churches, and businesses. These gardens stage the perfect scene for small parties and public events where all are welcome and encouraged. Workdays will be scheduled periodically over the spring, summer, and autumn months so be sure to check for upcoming events and workshops by tuning into our Facebook page Tyler Street Grassroots Community Garden for any updates.
*THE GARDEN WILL OFFICIALLY BE OPENED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 8th but feel free to get a head start in cleaning and prepping your bed for this season!*
*WORKDAYS will be every final Tuesday (last of the month) from 3:30pm -7:00pm. Note: the extended hours are to accommodate our volunteers who work so any informational presentation or workshop will take place between the hours of 5:30 – 6:30pm.*
Tyler Street Community Garden News
DEAD TREE REMOVAL: Prep for ReTree the District September 10, 2016 - Please join the University Heights Tool Library, CommuniTree Stewards, and residents of University Heights as they look to remove dead trees, which unfortunately died during the drought earlier this year, that will be replaced during the fall ReTree the District planting on November 5th. Meet at The Tool Library [5 W. Northrup Place] on September […] June Workshops at the Community Laboratory [ 9 W. Northrup Place] June 2, 2016 - The Community Laboratory (CoLab) is at it again to offer you free and low-cost DIY workshops to improve yourself and the community around you. The CoLab are a multipurpose space that offers DIY workshops and open space rentals in the University District. Check out what’s for offer below! JUNE WORKSHOPS AT THE UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS COMMUNITY […] Closing Out the Tyler Street Community Garden November 20, 2015 - With the snow on its way it’s time to close out another successful gardening season at the Tyler Street Community Garden. Our volunteers have put in a tremendous amount of effort to revitalize and maintain the community garden this year and we want to end the year strong with one last workshop and workday. Putting […] Final Tuesday in the Tyler Street Community Garden October 27, 2015 - Final Tuesday in the Tyler Street Community Garden It’s the final Tuesday of the month again! Join residents of University Heights and the dedicated volunteers of the Tyler Street Community Garden (73 Tyler Street Buffalo, NY 14214) today from 3:30 – 5:30pm for their monthly workday in the garden. Today’s agenda will consist of prepping […] Planting Spring Bulbs and Garlic on Saturday, October 24th @ 10am October 21, 2015 - Learn how to plant Spring bulbs and garlic at a FREE workshop offered by a local gardening expert on Saturday, October 24th from 10am-12pm in the Tyler Street Community Garden. Participants will have the opportunity to take home free gloves of garlic and other leafy-veggie seedlings for planting. Tools and gloves will also be available for […]