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

our 2019 community garden applications are closed!

We’ll open applications for the 2020 growing season in January 2020 - stay tuned!

Community Gardens

Harvest at The Open Door
“I water his plants, he waters my plants, and we try to take care of each other.”
— Carol, Gardener at McPherson Park Senior Housing

                                                                    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:

  • North Shore Health Project

  • The Open Door Garden

  • 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

  • East End Community Garden

  • Willowood Housing Community Garden

Burnham's Field Gardener


Apply For A Garden Plot

Community garden applications are now OPEN!

Download our application and scan/email/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, Willowood Gardens, 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 lists! 

“I met the people who garden in the plot next to me the other day; they helped me build my trellis!”
— Burnham's Field Community Gardener

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.

Grace Center Community Garden