A Place for Community, Connection, Contemplation, and Collaboration

in Partnership with the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Where to Find Us

Located at the former Pleasantville United Methodist Church

An Endeavor in Community Building and Conservation

Studies have shown that community gardens have a positive impact on the lives of the participants and on the neighborhoods where they are located.

Gardens transcend racial and socioeconomic divides, engage people across generations, and provide a sense of belonging to those who may otherwise feel disconnected.

We decided to bring a collaborative community garden to the grounds of the former United Methodist Church of Pleasantville, transforming an unused lawn into an eco-friendly garden where we grow organic produce and neighborliness.

Volunteers have been working together to grow organic produce since Spring 2021.  We share the responsibility for the garden, gathering twice weekly during the growing season to weed, harvest, and prepare our bounty for the Interfaith Emergency Food Pantry.

No experience is necessary to volunteer in the garden. All supplies will be provided.  Please wear closed toed shoes and comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. Check the calendar for dates and times.

 The Donation Shed at the Village Collaborative is run by volunteers who sort and distribute donations to local organizations including Neighbor’s Link, 914 Cares, Westchester Diaper Bank, and Briarcliff SPCA. 

What to Drop-off:
Used Clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, linens, pillowcases, blankets, curtains, stuffed animals, and towels. Small sporting goods including shin guards, dance shoes, cleats, gloves, ice skates, sticks, etc. 

What Not to Drop-off:
Furniture, electronics, appliances. household items, books, helmets. toys, picture frames, dishes, garbage, soiled items.

Community Garden Volunteer Shifts:
Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm, Sundays 5:00-6:00 pm
Weed, harvest, and care for our garden.  No experience necessary.

Donation Shed Volunteer Opportunities: 
Volunteers are needed to pick up and deliver loads of donations once monthly to various community organizations in Westchester.  Please email info@villagecolab.org to learn more. 

Event/Workday Calendar

Ways to Help:

If you are interested in donating money to help support the Collaborative Community Garden, we’d be happy to put your donations to use in the planting, harvesting and building phases! 

Do you have any of the items on the Wish List, and would be willing to donate them? In-kind donations can be picked up by one of our volunteers or deliveries made to the garden site.

For all donations, please contact Susan Chupungco, Garden Coordinator at susan@villagecolab.org.

Are you excited about where things are growing at the Co-Lab? Do you want to connect and be a part of the collaborative projects happening at the Garden?