Help Backyard Growers Win

Hey Joey! Backyard Growers has a lot going on! Any chance you could post our stuff? Do I need to give you the actual links and photos or is it easy for you just to pop in our Constant Contact thing below? Just trying to make your life easier ; ) Anyway, if you need the actual link for “Click here to vote” it is http://www.seedsofchangegrant.com. Thanks Joey!

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Join Backyard Growers at our upcoming events!

The week of April 14th is filled with Backyard Growers events! 

The annual miracle is about to occur. Winter will yield to spring and gardening season will return! Time to get ready! 

Join us for a free Fruit Tree Workshop


Learn how to prune, revitalize,and harvest overgrown fruit trees as a way of growing food for each other, connecting our community, and celebrating our heritage. People will learn how to work on their own trees, and receive training as a group so we can tend to fruit trees in selected downtown and East Gloucester neighborhoods.  

Workshop Instructor: James Harrison, North Shore Director of The Food Project

When: Wednesday, April 16, 5:30-6:30 PM(location TBD)

Limited spots available. To register contact John Sarrouf.

Movie Night! Come watch Growing Cities!

Calling all backyard, community, and schoolyard gardeners! And friends of people who garden!

Join Backyard Growers and Cape Ann Community Cinema for a screening of Growing Cities, a film about urban agriculture and sustainable food systems. Stick around after the film and participate in a panel discussion with youth from The Food Project, one of the organizations featured in the film.

Where: Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main Street

When: Thursday,

April 17, 7:30 PM

Ticket prices are $10 adults, $8.50 students & seniors, and a special discount for BYG and CACC members. A portion of the ticket sales goes to Backyard Growers to support our programming. 

Purchase your tickets here!

Shop for Spring Seedlings & Seeds


We have lots of lovely spring items for sale at the upcoming Cape Ann Farmers’ Market

We have spring seedlings for a buck each (broccoli, kale, Swiss chard, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower),  High Mowing Seeds, and cool Backyard Growers t-shirts.

First and second year Backyard Growers will receive free seeds and seedlings–don’t forget to come and pick up your free stuff!

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church Street

When: Saturday,

April 19, 9 AM-12 PM

We’re looking forvolunteers to help us on distribution day. Current Backyard Growers have their participation fee waived or returned in exchange for volunteering. Sign up to volunteer her

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