Mission Statement

Albany City Farms, Inc. is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that develops and manages abandoned lots in the City of Albany, NY to create free, neighborhood vegetable and flower gardens.

Albany City Farms' Mission is:

• To grow and provide fresh vegetables in Albany's South End neighborhoods with no-strings-attached.


• To create a platform which fosters and develops neighborhood relationships working towards common food-productive goals.


• To create city gardening opportunities by providing free "micro gardens" to individual neighborhood residents.

• To develop vacant land into a colorful and thriving experience for neighborhood residents.


How does ACF work?


We purchase abandoned lots from the Albany County Land Bank and create free vegetable, herb and flower gardens for neighborhood residents.  There is no cost or requirements placed on the neighborhood in order to enjoy the harvest.

Our annual budget includes gardening materials such as wood to build raised planting beds, plants, soil, tools, supplies and other garden-maintenance costs and is completely funded by in-kind and monetary donations.

Unlike most “community gardens” each garden lot managed by Albany City Farms works as a single unit with all neighbors working on one garden with one common goal.


The gardens will provide a free, no-strings-attached source of vegetables and flowers as well as a point of visual enjoyment for the neighborhood.

Albany City Farms is completely

operated, managed and staffed by the effort of our volunteers.


100% of all gifts and donations go directly to purchase materials and services needed to develop and maintain the gardens. 

Our annual budget is funded by the generosity of individuals, grants and local, regional and national organizations and corporations.


Our offices and public records are located at:

24 Wade Road, Latham, NY 12110



Neighborhood Growth


Neighborhood Gardens


Mark Bogossian - Director, Founder

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