Greening Gloucester

one backyard at a time.

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 income 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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Apply for a Backyard Garden!

Would you like to pick fresh vegetables from your own backyard garden next summer? If so, you should apply for the 2015 Backyard Garden program.

Now is the time to apply, because we'll be reducing the number of backyard gardens we offer next year. Low- to moderate-income Gloucester families are invited to apply. The deadline has been extended to Friday, October 24.

You can download the application to your computer, fill it out, and email it back to You can also print it out and send it to us by snail mail.


Check out our latest from Facebook!

FROST ADVISORY FOR TONIGHT. Make sure all your toms, peps, eggs, and other summer veggies are in. ... See MoreSee Less

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Like an old-fashioned barn-raising, friends and neighbors will gather on Saturday, November 1, to build the new schoolyard garden for West Parish at Burnham's Field. Backyard Growers will lead the charge from 9 to 2. To volunteer, sign up at or inbox us. ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out our new Backyard Growers t-shirts. We will have them for sale on our website soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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BEHOLD our new Backyard Growers logo and signage! We are legit! Thank you to Nikki Bogin, Steve Brosnihan and Gloucester Graphics, Inc. for making the magic happen! ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

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