Time is running out to snag your tickets to the Great Gloucester GrowDown, our virtual fundraiser that you don’t want to miss out on!
All proceeds fund our school, community, and backyard garden programs. We’re hosting a take-home three-course picnic dinner from the amazing chefs at Short & Main, a streaming video premiere, and a virtual auction to support our programs empowering kids, families, and seniors to grow their own food.
Our incredible Board of Directors has pledged to match all donations up to $7k! Let’s double the impact to help put fresh produce on families’ tables and to continue our work in schools giving students the opportunity to plant, harvest, and eat what they’ve grown.
THANK YOU for your generosity!
You can now bring our jolly picnicking GrowDown goats into your own home or office! Kari Percival, the amazing artist behind our illustration, has made her design available for a limited run of 11″x17″ print posters. Available for curbside pick-up at our 3 Duncan Street HQ.
Meet Backyard Grower’s chicks! There are four different families of chickens, with a triplet in each. The babies must be sold in groups of three because, as Meghan explained, when a new baby chicken is introduced to a flock, if they don’t come with their own posse, they may be bullied by the flock. The four chicken families are Rhode Island Reds, Silver and Gold Laced Wyandottes, Buff Orpingtons, and Easter Eggers, which lay blue eggs!
Buff Orpington is on the left, Easter Egger on the right (I think)
Lara and Meghan have named each family of chicks after a TV show, Downton Abbey and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for example, and each chicken is named after a character in the show. See Backyard Growers Facebook page to find out the names of the chicks and visit their beautiful new website for more information on the Cutest Fundraiser Ever!