Welcome to Capital District Community Gardens (CDCG) of upstate New York. Established in 1975, CDCG is a private non-profit community service organization that has been helping residents of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties improve their neighborhoods through community gardening and urban greening programs for more than 35 years. Our mission is to nourish healthy communities by providing access to fresh food and green spaces for all.
We're dedicated to working with people to foster self-sufficiency through the rewards of gardening, helping families cut their living costs by growing food locally, transforming vacant lots into productive neighborhood garden spaces, and beautifying urban areas through landscaping and street tree programs.
What can your donation accomplish?
$60 - Teaches basic gardening skills to new community gardeners
$120 - Buys BioDiesel to keep The Veggie Mobile delivering for a week
$300 - Funds signage for two inner-city stores selling fresh produce
$600 - Provides a semester’s stipend for a teen in The Produce Project
$1200 - Allows 50 kids to discover fruits and veggies in the Taste Good Series
$2500 - Provides snacks, tools, & work clothes for Produce Project teens
$5000 - Purchases the soil and supplies needed to build a new community
garden - allowing a new crop of gardeners to grow and share