Backyard Growers is a grassroots organization helping to reshape Gloucester's relationship with food. We provide support and resources to establish vegetable gardens at homes, housing communities, organizations, and schools. In the end, we create life-long gardeners inspired by the power of growing one's own food.
Missed our June Cooking Workshop? Check out the recipes by our guest chef Addy!
On a sunny and blissful Wednesday afternoon, I, alongside several new gardening friends, harvested over 5 pounds of spinach, arugula, baby greens, and radishes from our little corner garden. Guests at Rose Baker were involved in every step of the process; from harvesting, weighing, washing, and enjoying.
Check out our TV news debut!!
During February break, Backyard Growers hosted over 20 children in our office for 3 days of vegetable-based programming.
Pat exudes joy. She’s a delightful conversationalist, and after an hour spent chatting in her living room, I left her home inspired about the ways gardening has the power to change lives.
Our first installment of Backyard Bloggers- our news blog where we will be featuring blog posts from our service members about our gardens, our gardeners, and their experience serving at BYG. Follow along to get an inside look at what it's like to dig, teach, grow, and cook with us at Backyard Growers!
Whole Cities Foundation, an independent nonprofit foundation established by Whole Foods Market, awarded Gloucester-based Backyard Growers a $5,000 Community First Grant, to fund healthy eating initiatives in the city.
Meet our new 2017-2018 team!
Backyard Growers' annual fundraiser is back- even bigger and better than last year! Join us Sept 26 at 6:30pm for the Great Gloucester Growdown and support our garden programs!
Backyard Growers is the proud recipient of a Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 grant.
Join Backyard Growers as we discuss and demo all things tomato! Our experts will offer solutions to common problems like pests and disease, address general care concerns, and help participants choose a trellising system that suits their garden needs. With our help, you'll have delicious tomatoes this summer!
Spend a week this summer growing, harvesting, and cooking food right in the gardens at Glen Urquhart! Every day, we'll explore a different part of growing food from the soil and everything living in it to seeds, pollinators, and what plants need to grow. Enjoy the gorgeous weather AND learn to make delicious healthy snacks all while learning how to grow food and how our food system works in Cape Ann and beyond!