|Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments (VINES) (Non-profit)
PO Box 3104 | Binghamton, NY 13902 [view map]
VINES is an organization committed to developing a sustainable and just community food system. We do this by bringing together diverse groups of people, with a focus on youth development, to establish community gardens, urban agriculture and community green spaces. We strive to develop and beautify urban sites and empower community members of all ages and abilities.
VINES manages 7 community gardens and an urban farm on formerly blighted or vacant properties in Binghamton. We provide agricultural, leadership development, nutrition, and job readiness training for local teens who help maintain these garden sites through our youth employment program and volunteer programs. We also serve people of all ages through gardening and education, and increase access to healthy local produce by partnering with regional farmers to provide low-cost vegetables to families in need.