Backyard Growers

Backyard Growers


Community & Civic Organizations

About Us

Backyard Growers is a nonprofit organization that cultivates healthy, connected, environmentally sustainable communities and fights for food justice by teaching people to grow their own food. We connect kids, families, and seniors to healthy food through school, community, and backyard gardens.


A Backyard Growers cooking workshop hosted at the Open Door
A Backyard Growers cooking workshop hosted at the Open Door
Gloucester students planting lettuce seeds for Salad Days in their school garden
Gloucester student with lettuce that she planted, grew, and harvested in her school garden for Salad Days
Gardeners harvesting their own fresh, healthy produce at Willowood Community Garden
Gardener Joanne harvesting celery in her backyard garden, built by Backyard Growers


May Seedling Sale
Redefining Heritage: Garbage to Gardens
  • Join three Essex County agriculture experts to learn about the history of sustainable growing and the future of healthy soils.
  • Wednesday May 19, 2021

Rep/Contact Info

Corinne Lippie
Director of Programs
Melanie Murray-Brown
Director of Development

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