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Donate here to support Everett Community Growers through our fiscal sponsor, La Comunidad INC. (100% of your donation will support ECG activities for a more just and healthy food system in Everett).

THE STORY:

Everett Community Growers (ECG) members are expanding their activities in 2017, and we need your support!

Did you know there is an urban farm in Everett? Yes, there is! It is called the Northern Strand Community Farm and it is located in the village at the beginning of the bike path on West St. We planted, harvested and donated over 200 pounds of food to the Bread of Life Food Pantry this season (June to October 2016)!

We have over 60 Everett families and community groups who want to participate in our community garden and farm programs. We are working to add space at our two community gardens (the Florence Street Community Garden and Tremont Street Community Garden) and expand the growing space at Northern Strand Community Farm in spring of 2017! It takes a lot of resources — wood, soil, tools and other equipment and supplies, and people — to make the gardens beautiful and healthy community gathering spaces 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 combat health inequities and promote racial justice and community ownership in our diverse City. In our two small community gardens we have residents who speak 5 different languages and come from 8 different countries, and we all learn so much from one another – new words, new foods and new traditions. ECG is supported by the fiscal sponsorship of La Comunidad, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization working to provide a better future to the Latino-American community in the city of Everett and surrounding areas, and is a program of the Everett Community Health Partnership through the Cambridge Health Alliance Department of Community Health Improvement.