Everett Speaks Up: Sharing Everett’s Food Stories

Everett residents have a lot to say about food! Tufts students from a Food Justice course collected their stories at our Food Day event and created a video to share residents’ perspectives on food in Everett:

Special thanks to Matt Hinds, Nicole Smith, Claire Mance, and Marbury Jacobs for their hard work on this project!

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Food Day Celebration and Storytelling Success!

Thanks to everyone who celebrated Food Day on Saturday, October 24 with us at Common Ground Coffee Roasters! The event was a great success, and we were so excited to see many familiar faces showing up to support local food and urban agriculture in Everett.

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Residents who attended the event were able to pin a map to select their preferred site for our new farm:

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Many residents and growers also shared their stories with Tufts students for a video project being completed for a Food Justice course. And finally, we gave away amazing local apples and a gift basket which was raffled off! Thanks to everyone who attended and we hope to see you again next summer at our new farm!

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Food Day 2015: Everett Community Growers to Host Storytelling Event at Common Ground Coffee Roasters

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Join ECG at Common Ground Coffee Roasters (1727 Revere Beach Parkway in Everett) from 10AM-2PM on Saturday, October 24th to share your food stories with ECG, enter a raffle for an AMAZING gift basket, learn about the future of urban agriculture in Everett, and more! ECG wants to know how residents in Everett envision the future of community gardening and urban agriculture. Come share in the fun and invite your friends to stop by in celebration of Food Day!

RSVP here (optional):  http://www.foodday.org/eknink/everett_community_growers_food_storytelling

Happy Harvesting!

The summer heat is yielding amazing results at our Tremont St. Community Garden! We’ve got corn, zucchini, sunflowers, tomatoes, herbs, strawberries, and much, much more. Thanks to the City of Everett for hooking up the water connection recently, allowing our gardeners to take care of their plots much more easily!

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ECG Is a Finalist in the #GardensforGood Contest!

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Dear Supporters,

Thank you all so much for your support over the last two weeks – we finished 6th in the ‪#‎GardensforGood‬ contest, allowing us to become a finalist for an important grant! Keep your fingers crossed for ECG over the next month or so- if we are selected from the six finalists, we will be able to build a new garden next year to grow organic produce for food pantries in Everett!

As many of you know, Everett has an extremely high need for urban gardening, as demonstrated by our wait list and data from several research projects. We are truly amazed by the support shown by the community over the past year and throughout this contest, as we were up against some very well-established organizations!

We can’t wait to get folks off the wait list for garden plots and we are anticipating a great finish to the season this year and an even better season next year! None of this would have been possible without your votes and we deeply appreciate your support for a healthier Everett. Thanks especially to Everett Farmers’ Market, Mayor Carlo DeMaria,Everett Community Health Partnership, Everett Community Television and Energize Everett!

Wish us luck in phase 2 of the grant selection process!

Sincerely,

Everett Community Growers

ECG is competing for #GardensforGood!

ECG is currently in the running for the Nature’s Path Gardens for Good grant, from which we could win $15 K to make new projects possible! This grant would allow us to create a garden next year for the specific purpose of donation to food pantries in the area.
But we need YOUR help to win! To become a finalist for the grant, we need your clicks!!
Please vote for us HERE and help us to continue growing food justice and healthy produce in Everett! Please also share the link widely with your networks. The finalists for the grant will be chosen from the entries with the most “likes” on Facebook. Voting ends July 6, 2015.
Thank you so much for your continued support in creating a healthier and more sustainable Everett!