Gloucester community garden & backyard garden applications are OPEN!

Do you want to garden in Gloucester this year? Backyard Growers is offering two programs to help low- to moderate-income families and seniors grow their own fresh, healthy produce and connect with their communities.  Read on for more information.


 Join a community garden.

Every year, the team at Backyard Growers helps Gloucester residents put fresh food on their tables by managing community gardens in public parks, public housing developments, and at community organizations all over Gloucester.

Participants receive a garden bed as well as free and reduced cost access to our gardening trainings, cooking workshops, seeds, and seedlings, plus support from a garden mentor to help them develop their green thumb.

Click here to download a community garden application.


Apply for a Backyard Garden! 

In 2019, Backyard Growers focused its Backyard Garden Program on low- to moderate-income older adults, providing each participant with a raised garden bed in their own backyard, training, seeds, and seedlings, plus two years of mentorship to help their new garden thrive. Thanks to this program, which has served over 150 households throughout Gloucester, community residents of all ages are growing their own healthy, delicious food.

Interested in growing in your own backyard? Apply by March 1!

Click here to download a Backyard Garden application.

Can’t download or print the application? Stop by the Backyard Growers office at 3 Duncan Street, Gloucester, to pick up a physical copy!

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