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. Click below to learn more about our school offerings!

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For Families

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

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For Communities

Learn how 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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Mother Nature Fails to Cooperate: November 1 Garden Build Canceled

We'd planned to build 20 raised-bed gardens on November 1, but the forecast for the whole weekend is grim. Instead, we're going to build the beds on Tuesday, November 4, when West Parish Elementary School has a half-day. Come on out and join us! Details below.

Help Us Build Gardens on November 4

We're looking for volunteers to help us build 20 raised-bed gardens -- 10 for West Parish Elementary School and 10 for low- to moderate-income participants in our Backyard Gardens program. And when West Parish returns to West Gloucester, the schoolyard gardens will become part of the Burnham's Field Community Gardens.

Volunteers should come prepared to have fun. We'll provide all tools and materials. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm.

So, join us on Tuesday, November 4, at Burnham's Field (next to the Yellow Sub Shop, 73 Pleasant Street, in Gloucester). We'll be working from noon to 4, and we'd love to have your help for a few hours.

To volunteer, sign up online or contact anne@backyardgrowers.org. Individuals, families, and groups are welcome.

Sign up to volunteer on November 4

Garden Build-and-Fill on November 11

Join us to build, deliver, and fill raised-bed vegetable gardens throughout Gloucester. Individuals, families, and groups are welcome. It's going to be lots of fun! Please bring your car or truck. We'll be zipping back and forth across the city, but O'Maley Middle School will be our base of operations.

To volunteer, sign up online or contact anne@backyardgrowers.org.

Sign up to volunteer on November 11

Garden Build-and-Fill on November 15

Join us on Saturday, November 15, to build, deliver, and fill raised-bed vegetable gardens throughout Gloucester. Individuals, families, and groups are welcome. It's going to be lots of fun! Please bring your car or truck. We'll be zipping back and forth across the city, but O'Maley Middle School will be our base of operations.

To volunteer, sign up online or contact anne@backyardgrowers.org.

Sign up to volunteer on November 15