REC News



Farmers markets return to Worcester, including Beaver Brook and University parks

           Worcester Telegram & Gazette - June 2021

Regional Environmental Council summer farmers market season opens Monday

           Worcester Business Journal - June 2021

UGROW Garden Network Puts Permaculture into Practice

           Center for Nutrition Studies - June 2021

The Regional Environmental Council's farmers market returns this week in Worcester

           Spectrum News 1 - June 2021

GWCF grants $142K to nonprofits for hunger help

           Worcester Business Journal - May 2021

New Main South art to be unveiled Tuesday

           Worcester Business Journal - May 2021

New Piece of Public Art Unveiled in Main South

           This Week in Worcester - May 2021
Main South art installation latest in movement to spruce up business corridor

           Worcester Telegram & Gazette - May 2021

Pow! Wow! Worcester’s fifth art festival will focus on amplifying youth voices in Main South neighborhood

           Mass Live - May 2021

POW! WOW! Worcester mural and arts festival returns in August with Main South in the picture

           Worcester Telegram & Gazette - May 2021

Worcester cleans up streets during Earth Day week

           Worcester Telegram & Gazette - April 2021

City leaders, community members in Worcester commemorate Earth Day

           Spectrum News 1 - April 2021

Worcester Community Teaching Garden Literacy Project Opens

           Worcester Patch - April 2021

How a garden does grow: Worcester Community Teaching Garden launched

           Worcester Telegram & Gazette - April 2021

Efforts to 'Save Duffy Field' Continue Saturday

           Spectrum News 1 - April 2021

Worcester's Regional Environmental Council Celebrates Earth Day Early, Cleans Up City Saturday

           Spectrum News 1 - April 2021

5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - April 9

           This Week in Worcester - April 2021

Worcester Earth Day Returns In 2021 With 50 Cleanup Events

           Worcester Patch - April 2021

Worcester Together fund gives $1M in final campaign phase

           Worcester Business Journal - March 2021
Last Call with Andrea Cameron, Forest Grove teacher and community gardener

           Worcester Telegram & Gazette - March 2021

New Community Garden in Worcester Hopes to Educate Students on Climate Change

           Spectrum News 1 - March 2021

'Living laboratory' will address global issues in student collaboration between Worcester and Africa

           Worcester Telegram & Gazette - February 2021

Polar Park to house urban garden for locally sourced produce

           Worcester Telegram & Gazette - January 2021


Ep 98 - w/ Stacie, Owen, & Kieran of REC’s YouthGROW

           Seltzer Time Podcast - December 2020

Regional Environmental Council Celebrating Giving Tuesday

           Spectrum News 1 - December 2020

Last Call with Simone Barjolo and Cristian Carrasquillo, YouthGROWers

           Worcester Magazine - October 2020

Liberty and Food Justice For All

           Worcester Telegram & Gazette - September 2020

A Card Worth Paying for Good Health

           Worcester Telegram & Gazette - September 2020

Worcester con el Mercado de Agricultores

           El Mundo Boston - September 2020

USDA Gives Out $12.1 Million in Largest-Ever Farm to School Grant Awards

  - June 2020

Helping meet a need: Regional Environmental Council moves annual plant sale online
          Worcester Telegram & Gazette - April 2020

As I See It: Local farmers help state respond to COVID-19

          Worcester Telegram & Gazette - April 2020

Worcester Together fund announces $150K in grant awards

          Worcester Business Journal - April 2020

Table Hoppin’: Worcester Regional Food Hub offering pick-up service of locally sourced products

          Worcester Magazine - March 2020

The Next Draft: Not just beer, but charitable donations also flowing at Redemption Rock Brewing Co.

          Worcester Telegram & Gazette - February 2020

Last Call with Ivette Olmeda, Transformative Development Initiative Fellow

          Worcester Telegram & Gazette - February 2020

Central Mass. nonprofits split $70K from Harvard Pilgrim

          Worcester Business Journal - February 2020

As I See It: Healthy Incentives Program worth year-round investment

          Worcester Telegram & Gazette - February 2020

February Nonprofit: Regional Environmental Council (REC)

          Redemption Rock Brewing Co. Blog - February 2020

Healthy Food, Healthy Community: REC nears a half-century of tending Worcester's gardens

          Edible Worcester - February 2020

REC gets $40K for garden and arts project in Main South

          Worcester Telegram & Gazette - January 2020

Worcester Arts Council Awards Over $163,000 in Grants for Local Arts and Cultural Programs in 2020

          Worcester Cultural Coalition - January 2020


Greater Worcester Community Foundation awards $1.5M to local charities

          Worcester Business Journal - December 2019

For 20th Year, Youth for Community Improvement Awards Funds to Local Youth-Driven Organizations

          Greater Worcester Community Foundation - December 2019

November Project welcomes Christmas with workout on the Worcester Common

          Worcester Telegram & Gazette - December 2019

Making it work: On the job in Central Massachusetts

          Worcester Telegram & Gazette - September 2019

Busy day at Beaver Brook Park Farmers Market

          Worcester Telegram & Gazette - August 2019

Proposed change in SNAP eligibility threatens access to healthy food for low-income households

          Worcester Telegram & Gazette - August 2019

Regional Environmental Council Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale on Worcester Common

          Worcester Telegram & Gazette - May 2019

REC Farmers Market on WCCA TV's "Soapbox"

          Worcester Community Cable Access TV - May 2019

Worcester’s REC Leads the Way on Earth Day

          This Week In Worcester - April 2019

REC Earth Day cleanups tackle Worcester’s trash

          Worcester Telegram & Gazette - April 2019

Regional Environmental Council to Host 30th Annual Neighborhood & Garden Cleanups Event

 - April 2019

Last Call with Eliza Lawrence and Mackenzie May, school garden advocates

          Worcester Magazine - February 2019

One on One: Steven Fischer, Regional Environmental Council executive director

          Worcester Telegram & Gazette - February 2019

Worcester council adopts urban farming amendment

          Worcester Telegram & Gazette - January 2019


REC Winter Mobile Farmers Market continues mission of food security

          Worcester Magazine - December 2018

Greater Worcester Community Foundation Grantees

  - December 2018

Fruit trees planted in Worcester's Grand Square Park

           Worcester Telegram and Gazette - October 2018

Volunteers spend gray day beautifying Worcester with cleanup project

Worcester Telegram and Gazette - April 2018

Plogging: November Project Worcester runners make a clean sweep

Worcester Telegram and Gazette - April 2018

Student organizers prepare for Saturday’s March For Our Lives down Main Street

Worcester Magazine - March 2018

Table Hoppin':  Giacomo's Gourmet Foods in Hubbardston offers granola and more

Worcester Telegram and Gazette - March 2018

6 Worcester organizations receive Fallon Health grants

Worcester Telegram and Gazette - February 2018

Hanover awards $50K in education grants           

Worcester Telegram and Gazette - January 2018


Regional Environmental Council Gets $28,000 Grant for Program

            Worcester Patch - December 2017

Charlton Farm to Table Program Thrives at Bay Path

            Worcester Telegram and Gazette - November 2017

Steve Fischer dishes on Worcester's urban farms

            Worcester Magazine - October 2017

Environmental Council Celebrates 45 Years of Community Service

            This Week in Worcester - October 2017

In Lunenburg, farmers call for a commercial kitchen (Video)

            Sentinel and Enterprise - October 2017

Regional Food Hubs: Connecting Dots for Small Businesses

            Rootstock - September 2017

McGovern Visits Food Hub

           Worcester News Tonight - September 2017 

Food Hub Has Served as Incubator for 16 Tenants

           Worcester Business Journal - September 2017

Healthy Food Hits the Road: Making Good Food Available (and Affordable) in New England’s Food Deserts

Grant Makers Health - July 2017

COVER STORY: Going Green-How Worcester, Central Mass are leading the way

Worcester Magazine- July 13, 2017

Table Hoppin': Lilac Hedge Farm hosting 'Back 40' festival July 22-23

Worcester Telegram & Gazette - July 13, 2017

Making It in Central Mass: Farm families face changing markets

Worcester Telegram & Gazette - July 1, 2017

Urban Gardening Seminars Slated for June 26, July 3 at the Worcester Public Library

Worcester Telegram & Gazette - June 23, 2017

6th Annual Spring Garden Festival to Benefit Environment & Food Justice Programs

GoLocalWorcester News- May 15, 2017

YouthGROW's Urban Garden

Center for Nonviolent Solutions- May 11, 2017

Farm to cafeteria: Worcester Regional Food Hub receives new box truck

Worcester Magazine- May 8, 2017

Urban farming in Worcester is a natural for Earth Day

Worcester Telegram & Gazette- April 21, 2017

Former Niche chef training Worcester up-and-comers 

Worcester Business Journal- April 17, 2017

Editorial: Want to make Worcester a better place? Step up by stepping out 

Worcester Sun- April 12, 2017

Zoning ordinance change mulled for urban farms 

Worcester Magazine- April 6, 2017

Regional Environmental Council collects volunteers for April 8 spring cleaning in Worcester 

Telegram & Gazette- March 31, 2017

Worcester Regional Food Hub Hires Local Chef for Kitchen Operations Manager Position 

REC Blog - March 25, 2017

Niche Executive Chef leaves for Worcester food incubator 

Worcester Business Journal - March 24, 2017

2 Worcester Organizations Awarded Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation Grants

 GoLocalWorcester News- February 9, 2017, 2017

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation awards $2.5 million to 900 organizations across Massachusetts

Mass Live- February 8, 2017, 2017



Goodness to go at Worcester's REC farmers markets

Telegram & Gazette- July 29, 2016

SLIDESHOW: 2016 REC Farmers Gala. 

Telegram & Gazette- June 8, 2016

State should put $10.5M toward Mass. Food Trust. 

Worcester Business Journal Online - May 23, 2016

Boston youth rally against unemployment, incarceration. 

The Groundtruth Project - February 23, 2016.

Teens March Through Boston for State Funded Jobs. 

Metro - February 18, 2016.

Food Hub aims to expand markets, opportunities for farmers, consumers. 

Telegram & Gazette - February 17, 2016.

Central Mass. food hub launched to improve farm-to-table pipeline. 

Telegram & Gazette - February 17, 2016.