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ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR BACKYARD GROWERS GREAT GLOUCESTER GROWDOWN

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.

BUY TICKETS HERE

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.

BACKYARD GROWERS FIFTH ANNUAL GREAT GLOUCESTER GROWDOWN

Join Backyard Growers for the Fifth Annual Great Gloucester GrowDown!

We’ve taken on a hard task. How do we reimagine one of Gloucester’s best events of the year, an event that raises essential funds for our work putting fresh produce on families’ tables through school, community, and backyard vegetable gardens, while the world continues to self-isolate?

With more than one in five American households experiencing food insecurity in the face of the pandemic, we put our heads together, reached out to Short & Main, our incredible and generous hosts of the GrowDown in years past, and cooked up a plan. We have all the ingredients in place, and now all we need is you.

THE GREAT GLOUCESTER GROWDOWN IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME.

The 5th Great Gloucester GrowDown is set for Tuesday, September 29.

Join us for a “party to go” in support of Backyard Growers’ school, community, and backyard garden programs, featuring…

🍅 Three-course pick-up picnic dinners for guests to enjoy in their own homes, prepared by the incredible chefs at Short & Main using fresh, local ingredients from North Shore producers, and featuring a take-out signature cocktail

🥕 Incredible desserts from local bakeries Sandpiper Bakery and Mayflour Cakes & Confections

🎬 A movie premiere exploring how we’ve been responding to our community’s food access needs during the pandemic – meet our gardeners, learn the impact of Backyard Growers’ programs, and see how our team pivoted to provide gardening resources, tools, support, and more, in a rapidly changing global health crisis.

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