Tell us about the Sudbury Foundation?

A couple from Sudbury, Herbert & Esther Atkinson, started the Foundation in 1952 as a vehicle for their philanthropy. They were modest people who believed in private giving for the public good. Well-known around town (they live...


Marin’s interest in local farming communities and local food systems was sparked by her family’s involvement in these communities in her home of central New Hampshire. Moving to Worcester, Marin was excited to learn about the wonderful opportunities related to urban ga...


Eliza Lawrence has been working with the REC for four years now, and was recently promoted from AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow to School Gardens Manager.

Q: What type of food do you like to grow?

A: "Snap peas, because they’re my favorite vegetable and they...


We spoke with Anh Vu Sawyer, the Executive Director of the Southeast Asian Coalition of Massachusetts (SEAC) and longtime friend of the REC. The Southeast Asian Coalition’s Urban Gardens Project began when Anh saw an empty lot collecting garbage and unsafe items in dow...


If you have been to an REC Mobile or Farmers Market recently then you may have met Ted, a Mobile Market and Farmers Market intern with the REC. Ted started working with the REC this year when the Academic Health Collaborative of Worcester (AHCW) placed him with us for...


Congratulations to our YouthGROW Coordinator, Stacie Brimmage, on receiving the 2019 Youth Worker Award!

Given by the City Manager's Commission on Youth and City of Worcester Division of Youth Opportunities, this award is given to someone who exemplifies the following:



For 5 years, Steven has volunteered with the REC, and recently accepted the position of Office Administrator.

He attended Framingham State University as an undergraduate student and received his Masters Degree in Community Development & Planning at Clark University.



 It’s 2008.  You’re just about to turn 14.  Your neighbor tells you that you can make some money with a local nonprofit if you want to work outside and farm.  What do you do?  For Amanda Velazquez, this was an easy decision.

In the past 10 years, Ama...


Meet Tirtha, one of the farmers who supplies fresh, local produce for our mobile markets!  She arrived in America as a Nepali refugee, and is now proud to call herself a new American.

The Nuestro Huerto Urban Farm welcomed her with open arms, allowing Tirtha to become a...


On the afternoon of Tuesday, October 2nd, the Worcester Senior Center and Quinsigamond Community College Hospitality Program came together with us to teach a  garden-fresh cooking class for a diverse group of our senior gardeners.

We made ratatouille and spagh...

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