Seeds-for-all Giveaway
Mar
28
5:00 PM17:00

Seeds-for-all Giveaway

Spring has sprung! Join us for our free, annual seed giveaway, where you can join our awesome community of Cape Ann gardeners to pick up free seeds to get started this season, or swap seeds from your collection with others. We're SWIMMING in seeds, many of which have been generously donated. This is a great opportunity for beginner gardeners to get started with seeds, with guidance from experts. You DON'T have to bring your own seeds - just bring yourself!

ALL are welcome. This event is free to the public.

PLUS: Don’t forget to stick around from 6 - 7 p.m. for our second Seed Starting Workshop. The Workshop is FREE for gardeners in our programs and $10 for other community members. The Seeds-for-All Giveaway is free for everyone!

Thanks to our generous sponsors Annisquam Landcare, Brian Orr Pediatrics, Lyon-Waugh Auto Group and Rockport Mortgage Corporation!

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Seed Starting Workshop II
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Seed Starting Workshop II

Take your growing knowledge to the next level! We'll show you how to start your veggies from seed this spring 🌱 We are offering the Seed Starting Workshop on two dates - February 26 and March 28 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. - so if you can't make it to one, hopefully you can join us for the other!

This Seed Starting Workshop (March 28) also overlaps with our Seed Swap - stop by to swap some seeds and learn how to give them the best possible start this spring! RSVP here.

$10 admission to the Workshop.
FREE to gardeners in our programs.

Thanks to our generous sponsors: Annisquam Landcare, Brian Orr Pediatrics, Lyon-Waugh Auto Group and Rockport Mortgage Corporation!

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Square Foot Garden Training
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Square Foot Garden Training

Join us to learn how to use the Square Foot Garden method to make the most of the space in your veggie garden this year. Enjoy more delicious, fresh, homegrown produce than ever before!

RSVP and order your tickets here.

Thanks to our generous sponsors: Annisquam Landcare, Brian Orr Pediatrics, Lyon-Waugh Auto Group and Rockport Mortgage Corporation!

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Seed Starting Workshop I
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Seed Starting Workshop I

Take your growing knowledge to the next level! We'll show you how to start your veggies from seed this spring 🌱 We are offering the Seed Starting Workshop on two dates - February 26 and March 28 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. - so if you can't make it to one, hopefully you can join us for the other!

RSVP and order your tickets here.

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Volunteer Information Session
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

Volunteer with Backyard Growers!

Volunteers are our backbone. Whether they’re helping us build new garden beds, mentoring new gardeners, helping us organize events or assisting with special programs, they are indispensible. Our volunteers are parents, professionals, retirees, chefs, advocates and mentors. Each opportunity requires different skill sets and time commitments, so anyone can get involved!

Join us at our HQ at 271 Main Street, Gloucester, MA, to learn more, or visit our Volunteer page.

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42nd Annual Men's Night
Dec
20
5:00 PM17:00

42nd Annual Men's Night

  • 271 Main Street Gloucester, MA 01930 (map)
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The BYG Holiday Pop-Up Shop will be open late for Downtown Gloucester's 42nd Annual Men's Night!

Stop by the BYG Pop-Up Shop at 271 Main Street for an array of veggie, farm and garden-themed goodies, from avocado socks and vintage clothing to designer garden tools and Orla Kiely kitchenware. We've got some fun surpises for the veggie and garden lovers on your list!

Proceeds from our shop support our Community Garden and Farm 2 School programs - so you can make your list and check it twice AND know you're doing good!

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Tea-making at the Gloucester Council on Aging Christmas Party
Dec
13
11:30 AM11:30

Tea-making at the Gloucester Council on Aging Christmas Party

Join us for an interactive tea-making experience, where we’ll be demonstrating how to make your own Calming Mint Tea, blending lemon balm and spearmint. Lemon and mint both have refreshing and relaxing properties, perfect for the holiday season. Make your own and take it home along with an easy-to-make tea recipe.

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45th Annual Ladies' Night
Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

45th Annual Ladies' Night

  • 271 Main Street Gloucester, MA 01930 (map)
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The BYG Holiday Pop-Up Shop will be open late for Downtown Gloucester's 45th Annual Ladies' Night! 

Stop by the BYG Pop-Up Shop at 271 Main Street for an array of veggie, farm and garden-themed goodies, from avocado socks and vintage clothing to designer garden tools and Orla Kiely kitchenware. We've got some fun surpises for the veggie and garden lovers on your list! 

Proceeds from our shop support our Community Garden and Farm 2 School programs - so you can shop 'til you drop AND know you're doing good!

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Great Gloucester Growdown
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Great Gloucester Growdown

Join us for a fun and funky evening with friends to support our Community Gardening and Farm to School Programs. Enjoy delicious farm fresh appetizers, dinner and cocktails, plus garden tales with Phoebe Potts and a live auction, followed by a karaoke after party!

Generous local farmers, business sponsors and our amazing friends at Short & Main help us keep event costs very low so that 85% of proceeds go right back into our local programs, helping kids, families and older adults to grow their own healthy, organic food.

Purchase event tickets here

 

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Summer Cooking Workshop!
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Cooking Workshop!

Join Backyard Growers and a few of our Afgani and Syrian gardeners in making and enjoying recipes focusing on summer garden ingredients!

In this hands-on, interactive class, we will harvest straight from the garden, then come together to cook and enjoy several different recipes! All levels of cooking experience are welcome. 

Please email community@backyardgrowers.org with any allergies or dietary restrictions. All vegetarian meal.

Workshop is held in the dining room at The Open Door. 

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Dig in with Backyard Growers at Glen Urquhart School
Jun
25
to Jun 29

Dig in with Backyard Growers at Glen Urquhart School

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!

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Tomato Workshop!
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Tomato Workshop!

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! 

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