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OUR MISSION

Everett Community Growers (ECG) is a community-based food justice organization working to improve health and racial equity through urban agriculture, youth workforce development, and equitable policy change. 
We believe that everyone in Everett should have access to healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate food.
By creating spaces across the city for growing food and engaging community members, ECG is working to:

→  Improve food access, 
→  Build community among diverse residents,
→  Help raise up marginalized voices in public processes,
→ Repurpose underutilized urban spaces. 

Our Locations

Everett Community Growers operates Florence St. and Tremont St. Community Gardens in Everett, MA. While the Northern Strand Community Farm and trail is undergoing renovation, we have continued growing at our new farm location at 548 Broadway in Everett, MA. At Everett Community Growers we are truly committed to growing our community one garden at a time!

Everett Community Grower’s Farm has relocated for the season

ECG has relocated to the Old Everett High School at 548 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149, right in the heart of Everett. Over the course of the summer season, ECG has collaborated with the City of Everett, Everett Public Schools, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Mystic River Watershed Association, and Cambridge Health Alliance to create additional educational and outreach opportunities while providing locally sourced, affordable, and nutritious produce to our community.

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. Since then, ECG has been working with the City of Everett on creating Everett’s first Food Policy Council.

If you are interested in joining ECG and the City of Everett in this amazing opportunity to be a part of Everett’s first Food Policy Council, please fill out this form here.

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