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.
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.
You won’t find any marble columns or spacious gardens on this tour! This is your chance to see how regular Gloucester folks are squeezing vegetable gardens into small spaces to grow some of their own food. You will visit backyard, community & school gardens plus a few special guest gardens where you can learn about chickens and bees!
We are looking for our next summer interns, Community Engagement Coordinator, and Youth Engagement Coordinators! Apply today!
Help Backyard Growers win $35,000 and vote today!
The Tuesday Children's Workshop theme is Gardening Past and Present where we will dive into what gardening used to look like and how some ancient practices are still used today.
Wednesday’s theme is Life in the Soil & Sky where we will focus on some critters that give life to soil and plants.
Thursdays theme is Blossoming Botanist. Kids will be introduced to Botany: the study of plants. Through scientific observation, art, and play we will answer some questions about plants like: why are they green? How do they grow? What do they need? how are they different from each other? and how do I plant my own?