GSCP – GreenStar Community Projects2019-01-16T09:09:19+00:00

GreenStar Community Projects

Since 2007 the Co-op has had a tax-exempt affiliate dedicated to making our food system more equitable, sustainable, and locally based. GreenStar Community Projects (GSCP) supports a variety of exciting initiatives around food justice and sustainability.

Everyone needs healthy food, but a lack of money, transportation, or information creates barriers. Help GreenStar Community Projects clear the way to food justice for all. Below you’ll see our active projects and learn more about how to get involved.

Contact GSCP

Holly Payne, GSCP Coordinator

Email: Phone: 607-277-0080 extension 509

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Esty Street Garden

Hungry? Grow your own food with your community!

The goal of the Esty Street Garden is to fight food insecurity through community engagement in growing food and to provide garden-based learning. We provide the space and the support for those in need to learn to grow their own food. These gardens are designed to serve as community spaces and to teach about gardening, share recipes, share tools and techniques, and provide garden-fresh produce for local food pantries and Loaves & Fishes Community Kitchen. 

The Esty Street Garden is located behind CFCU Community Credit Union’s branch on Esty St. and N. Meadow ST. (Route 13).

Esty Street Garden Free Programs:

  • Youth Summer Programs
    • Seed-to-Supper curriculum, hands-on gardening
    • Garden Coordinator available for outreach & education 
  • Monthly Community Programs
    • Guest experts on various topics
    • Fun family events
    • Teen-led work parties, youth clubs, family groups, schools, etc.

For more information, contact GreenStar Community Projects: , (607) 277-0080 extension 509, or stop by the garden!

The Esty Street Garden is made possible through partnerships with CFCU Community Credit Union, CCE Tompkins County, and GreenStar Co-op and is supported by the Park Foundation.


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