May Events You Won’t Want To Miss

This May, Backyard Growers will be very busy running events that help the community through all levels of growing–from compost to the dinner table (and hopefully back to a compost pile)! We are excited to host one Backyard Compost Workshop and three May Seasonal Cooking Workshops throughout the month.

Compost Worshop

On Saturday, May 14, we are holding our Backyard Compost Workshop from 3:00-5:00pm at the Gloucester High School Farm.

Any community members are welcome to come learn how to create a successful backyard compost pile! Turn your yard waste, garden weeds and food scraps into valuable soil amendment for your home garden. This workshop will focus on how to create a small-scale, low-effort composting system that will work for you. We will explore several different composting systems and methods,  as well as answer questions specific to your composting situation. $10 suggested donation for attendance.

For more information on this event, you can visit our page here.


After our Backyard Compost Workshop finishes, we are thrilled to be starting our new May Seasonal Cooking Workshops! This May class will be the first class in a series of three seasonal cooking workshops (May, August, and October) that Backyard Growers is launching to celebrate local seasonal produce. All workshops are held in the dining room of The Open Door. Each May course is the same curriculum.

The three May workshop dates are:

  • Tuesday May 17 6:30-8:30pm
  • Tuesday May 24 6:30-8:30pm
  • Tuesday May 31 6:30-8:30pm

In these workshops local chefs from Short & Main and the Common Crow will teach you cooking and preparation tips. These workshops will focus on sharing delicious, healthy, seasonal-produce based, easy, kid-friendly, cheap, and fast recipes with you and your family. Beyond being practical, these workshops will be hands on, fun, and you won’t leave hungry! This is a family workshop so please bring your kids if they are 5+, remember to wear clothing you don’t mind cooking in, and please notify Backyard Growers at if anyone in your party has any allergy or food concerns.

For payment information and to sign up for one of our May Seasonal Cooking Workshops, head over to our page here.