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Rain Garden REVITALIZATION at the Worcester Senior Center

Saturday, June 22 · 9am - 1pm OR
Saturday, June 29 · 3 - 7pm 

128 Providence Street Worcester, MA 01604

Join the Regional Environmental Council in collaboration with the Worcester Native Plant Initiative on one or both work days to rehab the rain garden at the Worcester Senior Center. Rain gardens are a natural and sustainable way to collect rainwater and runoff utilizing native plant species.

Both work days will be managed by the Worcester Native Plant Initiative with support from the REC; the Senior Center is home to one of the REC's community gardens and is an REC Mobile Market stop!

Volunteers will mainly be using shovels and rakes to remove turf grass to make way for plants going into the ground the following week. All tools will be provided but if you are willing to bring your own, please do! Please wear comfortable, close-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty!

  • How do I join a neighborhood garden?
    If you are primarily looking for a place to grow for yourself, fill out the REC Community Gardener Plot Interest Form. The REC does not own or directly manage member gardens; our staff can help connect you to the volunteer community garden coordinators at networks sites across the city. Please know that gardens in our network vary in size and structure; filling out this form does not guarantee you a plot. If a plot is not immediately available, your contact information will be added to a waitlist and you will be notified of any future plot openings. Priority for spring placement is given to those that complete this form by March 31st. 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 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.

Don’t see what you’re looking for?

Email our Director of Programs, Grace, at to share your skills and interest and see how you can get involved!

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