The History of ECG
Everett Community Growers (ECG) was born out of a collaborative project of the Everett Community Health Partnership (ECHP) to create resident-led solutions to food access inequities in Everett. A two-year community organizing campaign guided by La Comunidad, Inc. led to the creation of Everett’s first community garden, the Florence Street Community Garden, in 2012. Since then, ECG has created the Tremont Street Community Garden (2015), Earthworks Garden (2018) & the Northern Strand Community Farm (2016).
We have also conducted land inventories to assess sites in the city suitable for urban agriculture, partnered with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the City of Everett on Everett’s first Community Food Assessment and Plan, which includes policy recommendations for a more equitable food system.
Our Community Gardens
Florence Street Community Gardens- Est. 2012
Tremont Street Community Gardens- Est. 2015
For those interested in signing up to become a member at our Tremont St and Florence St Community gardens, we unfortunately have a wait list and due to COVID protocols, are unable to accept new applicants at this time.
The Northern Strand Community Farm
- In 2016, through a land inventory and assessment in Everett, we found a farm location. At the NSCF we harvested and donated all of our produce to the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Malden. We also conduct workshops and events at the farm.
- We employed six youth crew members this season from the Everett Community, many of whom have worked for ECG for years.
- In 2020 we opened our first Northern Strand Community Farm Stand where we started accepting HIP (the healthy Incentives Program), SNAP, and P-EBT (Pandemic EBT).
- Altogether, we harvested over 900 lbs, sold over 500 lbs, and donated over 380 lbs of our very own locally grown produce!
Check out NSCF 2020 Growing Season