About Us

WHO WE ARE
Get Dirty NYC! is a volunteer-run non profit whose mission is to improve New Yorkers’ access to hands-on gardening and farming opportunities within the five boroughs, and to support the efforts of New York City’s farmers and gardeners.  By creating a virtual one-stop meeting place for interested volunteers to connect with city farm and garden organizations, we aim to promote earth stewardship in an urban environment as well as better the health and quality of life for New Yorkers. Our aim is to see New Yorkers working together to share skills, cultivate community relationships and nurture our city’s green spaces.
SEARCH FOR AND POST VOLUNTEER WORKDAYS
If you would like to volunteer your time to help a local city garden or farm with activities such as planting, building and harvesting, then look no further. Just click on “Find a Project” on our homepage to search our database of projects for the right opportunity for you.
If you are an organization, Get Dirty NYC! can help you in your search to find motivated volunteers to help make your projects successful.  Simply sign up and log in with us.  Click on “Find Volunteers” on our homepage and you will be guided to a questionnaire where you will be able to create a garden profile and post upcoming projects.  Your project description will appear on our listing page and will be seen by volunteers.  Please make sure that you have staff onsite to manage and supervise the volunteers that RSVP for your projects.
Get Dirty NYC’s intention is only to get the word out and to give volunteers direct access to farm opportunities. Please note that although we are happy to promote projects, we cannot guarantee volunteers’ attendance, even if volunteers RSVP
CONNECT WITH OTHERS ON OUR FORUMS
Please visit our Forums page where you can connect with other urban farming and gardening enthusiasts around NYC to discuss everything from beekeeping to policy to upcoming workshops.  Share your questions, ideas, information, skills, and gardening goods on our Forums page!
KEEP UP WITH OUR NEWS AND STORIES FROM THE FIELD
Check in with our Blog to read stories on exciting new GDNYC! developments, New York City’s farm and garden spotlights, food policy updates, and much more!
To receive our monthly email newsletters featuring news and updates on projects, please sign up on our website. Please also feel free to join our Facebook Fanpage, Facebook Group page, or follow us on Twitter to keep current with Get Dirty NYC news.