REC’s UGROW (Urban Gardens Resources of Worcester) program supports a network of gardens and gardeners across the city, enhancing both food access and urban greenspaces
Our Network Includes:
Organizational / Institutional Gardens
Used by residents or participants at community organizations, public housing, and nonprofits; they are not open to the public
Gardens where at least a portion of the produce is grown to be sold for markets rather than personal consumption
*Resource Guides &
(developing garden plans, creating project budgets, and identifying small grants and funding opportunities)
*Free City Compost Delivery
*Soil Testing Support
*Free Seedlings from our Annual Plant Sale
*An Official Garden Sign
How do I join a neighborhood garden?If you are primarily looking for a place to grow for yourself, please email our UGROW Coordinator, Noel, at firstname.lastname@example.org who can review our existing garden list and connect you to the garden coordinators at sites that have availability. Learn more about neighborhood gardens here!
Can I volunteer with the UGROW network?Yes! We post available community garden volunteer opportunites on our Volunteer page. If you want to see how you can help out at our School Gardens, email our School Gardens Coordinator at email@example.com to express interest.
I'm looking for help with my backyard garden.While we support and encourage home growing, we are not currently able to provide material support for home gardens serving a single household. You can check out our Gardening Resource page for tips, tricks and helpful guides.