Gil is a co-founder of Smiling Hogshead Ranch, an urban farm in Long Island City, a neighborhood in Queens, New York. The Ranch is a garden that was was reclaimed from a vacant trash strewn railroad property used by vagrants for illicit activities. Gil and a group of co-conspirators occupied the land for 3-1/2 years before entering into an agreement with the property owner. In addition to agriculture, they also host a variety of community driven events there.
Gil is also the community organizing resident at the Flux Factory, an artist collective in Long Island City.