We work closely with local agencies to promote healthy eating and sustainable gardening.

*Community garden applications now closed- please look back in January for the 2018 applications!*

Community Gardens

The Open Door Garden Project

The Open Door Garden Project

Our Community Garden Program partners receive individualized services to meet the unique needs of their agencies and clients. At a minimum we provide gardens, garden training, garden mentor support, and assistance acquiring low-cost seeds and seedlings. We have worked with the following organizations and housing communities:

  • The Open Door Garden Project
  • North Shore Health Project
  • Action Emergency Shelter
  • Pond View Village
  • McPherson Park Senior Housing
  • Riverdale Park Youth Garden
  • Burnham’s Field Community Garden
  • Grace Center/West End Neighborhood Community Garden


Apply For A Garden Plot

Applications for 2018 will be posted in January 2018!

Fill out our online application, download and return a hard copy , or contact our community programs manager at community@backyardgrowers.org. You are eligible for a garden plot if:

  • You are a Pond View, McPherson Park, or Riverdale Park resident OR
  • You live in Gloucester and are interested in a garden at Burnham's Field Community Garden.

If you want to be the first to know when the applications become available- send us your email address and get on our listserv! 

Interested in Starting a Community Garden?

If you work for a local agency and are interested in starting a community garden, please inquire at community@backyardgrowers.org.