Our Services

School garden program consulting

Our Salad Days & Fall Harvest Days program model gives 1,300 Gloucester public school students 2 seed-to-fork experiences each year. Now our model is spreading throughout the state through our consulting program!

If you're interested in implementing Salad Days/Fall Harvest Days at your school, read the options below and email schools@backyardgrowers.org for pricing and more information. 

Tier 1:

We provide free access to guides on our Salad Days & Fall Harvest Days model and how to implement it at your school. Available to download on our Resources page.  

Tier 2:

Consultation support for organizations & agencies that work with school districts (especially our partners at FoodCorps or MassLIFT/TerraCorps). This includes a 2-hour training and access to 100% of our resources. 

tier 3:

Full consultation support for schools and school districts. This includes access to 100% of our materials, over 20 hours of training and consultation, and support throughout the first year of program implementation. 

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Garden Builds

If you are interested in a garden at your site, read our different options below and contact us for more information and prices. 

Get-a-garden, Give-a-garden

When you purchase a garden through us, it also finances a garden for a low-income family in Gloucester! This option is available to both community members and businesses or organizations throughout Essex County.  

  • You pick the spot, we come to your site and install the garden and fill it with premium compost 
  • We will walk you through a comprehensive resource packet, including our square foot garden guide. 

As your garden grows, you will have the knowledge that it is providing for both your community and a family in Gloucester!

community garden consulting

Have a garden but need help designing a plan for participant engagement, or just need help designing the garden itself? We offer consulting services for non-school organizations at a by-the-hour cost. 

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Workshops, trainingsand programs

Read below to see how we could help run a training or workshop for your Essex Co. group or organization, then contact us for pricing and more information.

Programming:

If you are new to education programs around gardens or need help building momentum around the gardens, we can come to your organization and implement short programs with your organization and population.  This includes, but is not limited to events such as: 

  • After school programs
  • Summer camp programs
  • School garden classroom activities

Trainings

We host trainings for similar community groups or organizations looking to improve their skills in leading garden programming.

  • Working with youth in the garden

workshops

  • Square foot gardening 
  • Seed starting 
  • Backyard Growers origins and programs