Community Gardens in Suffolk County


To join others in a team effort

growing food in a space that permits access, guided by rules, and encourages others to share the responsibilities of maintaining a site and harvesting with others.

5-10 dedicated gardeners lead & guide others

Grow what you will eat or donate to others

Space use permission, liability/insurance understood, soil & water have been tested, ease of access

Operation hours, roles & responsibilities, resource sharing, communicating, gardening practices, community etiquette

Commitment to assuming site responsibilities: spring maintenance, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, fall cleanup

LEADERSHIP Bottom up only, engaging as many as possible.

Top down approach fails after first season.

One or two leaders can’t “run” a community garden. Success requires at least 5-10 actively engaged members who share key community gardening roles.

SKIN in the GAME Plots may have nominal fee. User agreement signed. Failure to follow rules may result in penalties.
EDUCATION Offer workshops on planting techniques, companion plants, organic approaches, weeds & watering, disease prevention. Consult CCE Master Gardeners.
COMMUNICATION Identify ways to share information & questions via email, phone or social media. Identify 2-3 members who will take on this key role. Also set up a marker board at the site to share messages.
TROUBLESHOOTING Have plans in place…when deer knock down the fence, cucumber beetles devour crops, vegetables or tools go missing, a gardener cuts his hand, garden beds have been neglected for a month.
HARVESTING Learn when to harvest crops before they spoil. Have sources to accept excess food been identified? How will food get there for distribution?
COMMUNITY & COMRADERIE Celebrate this community effort with members and with guests at least twice a season. Consider an opening day gathering, a wild weeder’s night, or a harvest feast.

Community Gardens on Long Island


Sisters of St. Joseph Community Garden
1725 Brentwood Road, Brentwood, New York 11717
Main Office: 631-273-1187


Good Shepherd Farm at Queen of Most Holy Rosary Church
2350 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, New York 11932
Contact: Jay Hunt -

Peconic Land Trust / Community Garden at Bridge Gardens
36 Mitchell Lane
Contact: Rick Bogusch -

Center Moriches

Clayton Huey Elementary School-Community Garden
511 Main Street, Center Moriches, NY 11934
Annette Rank:

Ketcham Community Garden
81 Main Street, Center Moriches, NY 11934


Hobbs Neighborhood Roots Community Garden
178 Oxhead Road, Centereach, NY 11720
Contact: Anne -

Central Islip

Central Islip Civic Council Community Garden
68 Wheeler Road, Central Islip, NY 11722
Contact: Joan -

Deer Park

Edith Salzer Organic Community Garden

808 Nicholls Rd, Deer Park, NY 11729

Contact Town of Babylon - 631 957-7474

East Hampton

East End Community Organic Community Garden
55 Long Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937

East Patchogue

St. Joseph the Worker Community Garden
510 Naragansette Avenue, East Patchogue, NY 11772
Contact: Betty Gunlock -
(631) 848-4050

Hampton Bays

Good Ground Community Garden
70 Ponquogue Ave, Hampton Bays, New York 11946
Contact: Joan Moran -

The Good Ground Heritage Garden
81 Lynn Ave., Hampton Bays, NY 11946


Holtsville Ecology Site
249 Buckley Rd, Holtsville, New York 11742
Contact: 631-758-9664 ext 10 -


Clifford Soergl Memorial Garden
Dunlop and Greenlawn Roads, Huntington, NY 11743
Contact: Amanda Lerch -

Robert Kubecka Organic Garden
Dunlop and Greenlawn Roads, Huntington, NY 11743
Contact: Amanda Lerch -

Huntington Station

Gateway Park Organic Community Garden
10 Lowndes Avenue & NY Ave, Huntington Station, NY 11746
Contact: Frances Whittelsey - 631-223-8179

Mastic Beach

Grace Lutheran Church Community Garden
240 Mastic Rd, Mastic Beach, New York 11951
Contact: Melinda – 631-281-8196


Harrison Hale Community Garden
52 Baldwin Lane, Medford, NY 11763
Contact: 631-698-8441

Middle Island

Longwood Victory Garden At Bartlett Pond Park
340-426 Rt. 25, Middle Island, NY 11953
Gail Lynch Bailey:
Cell: 631-921-6971


The Montauk Community Garden
Corner of S. Etna and Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954
Contact: Bill Becker, Facebook messenger is the best way to reach out

Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai Heritage Trust
633 Mount Sinai Coram Rd. Mt. Sinai, NY 11766

Garden of Feedin'
233 North Country Road
Contact: 631-473-1582

New Suffolk

New Suffolk Waterfront Community Garden
650 1st Street New Suffolk, NY 11956
Contact: Shannon Simon -


Patchogue Community Garden
Contact: Diane Butler or Eileen Brenner -
located on the end of Bay Avenue behind the Rec Center 

Contact:631 289-8988


Hallockville Museum Farm Community Garden
6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
Contact: 631-298-5292

River and Roots Community Garden
57 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901
The intersection of Griffing Avenue and West Main Street
Contact: Amy Davidson -



The Chemical Free Garden
939 Johnson Avenue, off Erie, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Contact: Ruth McDade - 631-471-7242 x1329


Tuckahoe Community Garden - School Garden
468 Magee Street, Southampton, NY 11968
Contact: Matthew Doris - 631-283-3550 x 311


Peconic Land Trust / Community Garden at the Agricultural Center at Charnews Farm
3005 Youngs Ave, Southold, New York 11971
Contact: Robin Harris - (631) 283-3195

If you have a community garden and would like to be added to our list:


Roxanne Zimmer
Community Horticulture Specialist
631-727-7850 x 215

Last updated April 18, 2023