Our New Way Garden is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization. Our mission is to utilize gardens to educate the public about locally and naturally grown food and to increase access to healthy organic produce to those who otherwise would not have access to such foods in their communities. By establishing gardens and donating produce, seeds and seedling, Our New Way Garden intends facilitate small local businesses and provide productive activities and positive sources of income for youth at a time when opportunities are limited.
Our New Way Garden Inc. was founded by educators with horticultural experience. We partners with schools and community groups to teach students about gardening and the natural environment. We currently work in five large food producing gardens on two corporate campuses, a town park, and a public housing facility. We also offer classes at one college, three high schools, two middle schools, and two elementary schools within the greater Westchester area.
We donate a majority of our harvest to locally based organizations who feed the greater Westchester community. Our New Way Garden grows food without the use of herbicides pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Our gardens are on commercial, private and public lands.