Meet Some of Our Garden Partners
Every Garden is Completely Unique.

(These Gardens Don’t Just Grow Peppers, They Grow Entire Neighborhoods.)

Partner Spotlights
Rockaway Youth Task Force
The Rockaways
Located in the heart of a food desert, Rockaway Youth Task Force’s community garden is a thriving oasis amidst bodegas, fast food restaurants, and grocery stores shuttered since Hurricane Sandy devastated the area in 2012.
New Roots Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
Small Axe Peppers partners with the International Rescue Committee to help newly settled refugees earn income through farming as they transition to their new life in America.
Brook Park Youth Farm
Mott Haven
At Brook Park Youth Farm, the garden's primary caretakers are teenagers with criminal records who were sent to work in the garden through a court order as an alternative to incarceration.
La Finca Del Sur
Mott Haven
La Finca del Sur is an urban farm in Mott Haven led by women of color, highlighting the agricultural heritage of its farmers who have roots in the American and global south.
Garden of Happiness
A lifelong resident of New York City, Karen Washington has spent decades turning empty urban lots in the Bronx into community gardens.
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
Semillas de Justicia stands as a great example of community efforts to redevelop brownfields, and uplift green open spaces in Little Village and Chicago in general.
Gleaners Community Garden, The Detroit Food Zoo
By demonstrating various ways to grow healthy foods, the Food Zoo is able to showcase how growing your own food can be an empowering tool to reducing food insecurity and hunger.
Truly Living Well, Atlanta
Small Axe Peppers partners with Truly Living Well Atlanta to bring good food, good health and well-being to Atlanta’s urban community.
Solano Canyon Community Garden, Los Angeles
Al Renner helped supervise a group of young gang members on a garden project in Silver Lake, and knew first hand the benefits of putting forgotten people to work with forgotten land.
La Madera Community Garden, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Currently over 30 families, many of them with Asian or Latin American roots, cultivate plots in the garden under the leadership of the volunteer Garden Manager, Carmen Macias. A diversity of languages, cultural techniques and growing practices from across the world converge at this 17,000 square foot site, owned by a generous private landowner who leases the land for a nominal fee.
Young Men’s Educational Network (YMEN) in Chicago
YMEN serves about 150 families weekly by providing academic support and skill enhancement, entrepreneurial training, arts education, value-based enhancement classes as well as mentoring, tutoring, sports/recreation and a wide variety of field trip experiences
New Vision Community Church of Laredo
The Texas Hot Sauce, which is made from peppers grown and harvested by immigrants and refugees that make up this beautiful community.

Hot Sauce Pepper Garden Partners