Share Your Gardening Know-How

Do you love to garden? If so, you can share your love of gardening by being a Garden Mentor to a family in our Backyard Garden program.

As a Garden Mentor, you'll share your gardening know-how with a family new to gardening. You'll provide them with one-on-one support during our annual March garden training and provide ongoing support as needed throughout the growing season. We'll provide you with a training/orientation in early March. Please join the ranks of over twenty volunteer Garden Mentors! This is a low time-commitment, high joy-factor volunteer opportunity!

If you're interested, please contact us for more details. To apply, please email Alyssa at with a brief statement on your gardening backround and your interest in volunteering.

Please apply to be a mentor by February 23. Must be available for the garden training on either 3/21 or 3/28.

Community Seed Swap and Open House

Saturday, February 28, 2015
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Backyard Growers Global Headquarters
269 Main St Gloucester, MA


Bring some seeds to swap, and come check out our new digs on Main Street! It's totally cool to bring old, "expired" seeds. If you don't have any seeds to swap come anyway! There's enough to go around! For more information contact us at

For Schools

Backyard Growers has a variety of school programs, from schoolyard gardens with annual planting and harvesting days to afterschool programs serving elementary, middle, and high school students.
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For Families

Backyard Growers provides low- and middle-income families with raised-bed gardens. To learn more about our families, as well as how to participate in the backyard garden programs (including the Get a Garden/Give a Garden program), click here.

For Communities

Backyard Growers partners with other community-based local organizations to provide and manage community gardens, promote healthy eating habits and increase the production of locally-grown sustainable food.
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