Community Stuff 3/14/14

Hey there Joey! Backyard Growers and Burnham’s Field Community Garden are co-hosting our first annual seed swap – here’s the info! Thank you for your awesomeness!


Join Backyard Growers and Burnham’s Field Community Garden

for our first annual SEED SWAP event!

Come for new seeds, bring your own from last year to trade with friends and neighbors, and get some support perusing this year’s seed catalogues and dreaming of the harvest you will reap from your vegetable garden.

We’ll also be offering a couple demonstrations: seed starting basics and how to make a plastic bottle sub-irrigation system.

WHO: All folks associated with Backyard Growers and Burnham’s Field 

PLUS any and all local gardeners who would like to join us!

WHERE: City Hall Auditorium

WHEN: Tuesday, April 1 from 6:30-8 PM

BRING: The event is free, but please make sure you bring seeds to swap! 

QUESTIONS: Contact Lara

or Courtney

RSVP on FaceBook:

For more info on Backyard Growers:

For more info on Burnham’s Field Community Garden:

Gloucester Police Department, Healthy Gloucester Collaborative, and Gloucester U at Gloucester High School have partnered to bring a brand new course to the Gloucester U after-school program!
Students will work hands on with GPD and other instructors from the field, travel to various exciting locations, and even have the opportunity to earn 1 academic credit!
Click the link below to Register for the Course!

For more information got to Go to or Contact:

Samantha Whitney 

Lead Program Coordinator
Gloucester High School Library 



A Reading & Discussion from David Abel about Poet Edward Marshall

Gloucester, MA – On March 28, the Gloucester Writers Center presents a reading by David Abel from his own work and a discussion about his ongoing research into the work of poet Edward Marshall at the Gloucester Writers Center, 126 E Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 from 7:30-9pm.

            Poet, editor, and bookseller David Abel is the author most recently of Float (Chax Press), Tether (Barebone Books), andCarrier (c_L Books). A founding member of the Spare Room reading series, entering its thirteenth year, with Sam Lohmann he publishes the Airfoil poetry chapbook series. He is the proprietor of Passages Bookshop, and was an inaugural Research Fellow of the Center for Art + Environment of the Nevada Museum of Art. Recently he curated the exhibitions Chax Press: Publishing Poetics for Pacific NW College of Art and Object Poems for 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

The Gloucester Writers Center was founded in 2010 to save the late poet Vincent Ferrini’s home and turn it into a working writer’s center. Its mission is to preserve, promote, and celebrate Cape Ann’s rich literary legacy and to encourage writing and the belief that all voices count.

If you would like more information about what the Gloucester Writers Center does or any of the recent events, workshops and classes visit

“The Gloucester Writers Center is a working writer’s center in a working town.“

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