WORKS Supports Backyard Growers
Sometimes it feels as if the North Shore of Boston is growing too fast and becoming too urban. But the gardeners of Backyard Growers, a nonprofit based in Gloucester, are making sure that lush gardens and fresh produce are still within everyone’s reach. WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis was proud to donate $2500 to this worthwhile cause.
Reaching out to low- to moderate-income families, Backyard Growers provides the materials, information, and training that enable even novice gardeners to successfully raise and cook their own vegetables. In the smallest of plots, these men, women, and children are sowing and reaping healthy
Our donation this year helped sponsor the “Incredible Edible Garden Tour,” where people visited backyard, community, and school gardens plus a few special guest gardens featuring chickens and bees. The event encompassed 10 sites this year, and provided many tips for anyone interested in urban
I’m a big supporter of organic foods in general, and I feel strongly about the satisfaction and personal growth that comes from doing something by hand. The gardens supported by Backyard Growers not only provide good food, tasty meals, and personal development, but they bring the beauty of green to even the most urban corners.