Backyard Growers Presents: Raising Urban Chickens

Do you love chickens? Have you been wanting a small flock of your own? Wondering what breed is best for you?

Come join Backyard Growers on October 12th as we partner with local chicken farmer, Jess Araneo as we go over the ins and outs of chicken raising, and even get to meet a bird or two!

Tickets and more information here.


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It’s here- Backyard Growers’ Great Gloucester Growdown!

Backyard Growers 2nd Annual 

Great Gloucester Growdown


An evening of fun, friends, food and music to support our Farm to School and Community Gardening Programs.

Enjoy appetizers, dinner and cocktails prepared by Short & Main followed by a rockin’ dance party with local 80’s band SAFETY.

September 26, 2017

6:30-10:30 pm 

Short & Main 

36 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 

Tickets: $75 

Purchase your tickets online at or the event page today!


Enjoy the Bounty of Summer at Backyard Growers Cooking Workshops!

2017 Summer Cooking Workshop (1)

Join Backyard Growers to harvest, cook, and eat a delicious vegetarian meal inspired by the summer garden! Participants will be led by community gardeners and Backyard Growers staff and will leave with recipes, tips, and tricks to make seasonal menus at home. Not an experienced cook? No problem! We’ll go over the basics, so all levels of cooking experience are welcome.

At The Open Door, 28 Emerson Ave, Gloucester

Family Night – Bring the kids! August 1; 6-7:30 pm; Sign up here or email to reserve your spot today!

Senior Night August 8; 6:30-8 pm; Sign up here or email to reserve your spot today!

Organic Pest and Disease Workshop with Alprilla Farm and Backyard Growers

Pest and disease management (1)


This Thursday, join Backyard Growers and guest speaker Sophie Courser from Alprilla Farm for a workshop on organic pest and disease management! We will address common pest and disease concerns, as well as preventative garden care and other solutions to common garden woes.

Thursday, 7/20 at 6:00pm

Burnham’s Field Community Garden

FREE for Backyard Growers program participants,

$10 for Community Members

Tickets here!

Backyard Growers’ Incredible Edible Garden Tour!



Join us on July 15th for Backyard Growers’ first-ever, self-guided, INCREDIBLE EDIBLE GARDEN TOUR fundraising event!

Where: Backyard, community, and school gardens in Downtown and East Gloucester

When: July 15th 10am-2pm (Rain date 7/16)

Tickets: $15 per person; FREE for children

Purchase Tickets Here or by calling 978-281-0480 or by visiting us at 271 Main Street

This is your chance to see how Gloucester folks are squeezing vegetable gardens into small spaces to grow some of their own food. You will visit backyard, community, and school gardens plus a few special guest gardens where you can learn about chickens and bees! Chat with gardeners and learn a few gardening tricks as you leisurely make your way to the different garden sites. Don’t miss this behind-the-scenes look at urban gardening in Gloucester! Receive the exclusive garden tour map with your ticket purchase!