Everett Community Growers: Growing our Community One Garden at a Time!
Everett Community Growers (ECG) is expanding in 2015, and we need your support! We have over 40 Everett families and community groups who want to participate in our community garden program, and we are working to go from running one community garden (the Florence Street Community Garden) to three! Building and maintaining these gardens takes a lot of resources – wood, soil, tools and other equipment and supplies to make these spaces beautiful, healthy and happy for our growers and neighbors!
Our goal is to not only offer space for Everett residents to grow their own fresh healthy food, but also to bring people together to celebrate the diverse ethnic and socio-economic fabric of our great City. In our one small community garden on Florence Street we have residents who speak 3 different languages and come from 6 different countries, and we all learn so much from one another – new words, new foods and new traditions. The success of this garden has led to many more residents wanting community gardens in their neighborhoods, and we want to make that happen in 2015!
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Everett Community Growers now accepting applications for 2015 growing season!
The Everett Community Growers (ECG) will be accepting applications for the 2015 community garden growing season from now until April 2015. ECG currently runs the Florence Street Community Garden and looking to expand to one more site in 2015. If you would like a plot in either garden, or would like to help create the new garden, please fill out and return an application by April 15th. Applications can be found in Spanish and English online at https://everettcommunitygrowers.wordpress.com/gardener-application/ OR at the following locations: La Comunidad, Inc. (471 Broadway), Energize Everett (Everett Health Department, City Hall Room 20), the CHA Everett Family Health Center (391 Broadway, Room 133), the Parlin Library (410 Broadway) and the Connolly Center (90 Chelsea Street).
ECG is a program of the Everett Community Health Partnership (ECHP), working to improve health outcomes and increase civic engagement among Everett residents through urban agriculture and other food justice initiatives. Membership is comprised of residents and local organizational leaders committed to food justice. ECG members work to create spaces for growing food in the city, as well as conduct workshops and other community engagement activities aimed at increasing residents’ knowledge and understanding of health equity and food justice. ECG believes these activities will increase positive health outcomes and empower residents to bring about positive changes in their local food system. To find out more about ECG call 617-394-7632, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow them on Facebook.