Troy, NY (December 5, 2005)- Capital District Community Gardens (CDCG) was established in 1972 as a private non-profit community service organization to help residents of Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady Counties improve their neighborhoods through community gardening and urban greening programs.
They work with people to foster self-sufficiency through the rewards of gardening, helping families cut their living costs by growing food locally, transforming vacant lots into productive neighborhood garden spaces, and beautifying urban areas through landscaping and street tree programs.
Capital District Community Gardens also organizes annual street tree plantings for the cities of Troy, Cohoes, Scotia, Green Island, and Rensselaer and works with local municipalities and nonprofit organizations to implement a wide range of urban greening projects, enhancing their region’s cities.
Since April 2007, they have been operating the Veggie Mobile- a mobile produce market that is making fresh produce more affordable and accessible for low income, inner city residents in their region.
For more information, visit Capital District Community Gardens.