Urban Garden Resources of Worcester
Urban Garden Resources of Worcester, better known as UGROW, is a grassroots, city-wide community gardens network. UGROW is founded on the belief that together we can help create community food security by growing food in our own neighborhoods. UGROW poses an alternative to fossil-fueled, corporate agriculture and strengthens and beautifies our neighborhoods through promoting and supporting urban gardening. UGROW began in 1995 with 1 garden and 1 volunteer gardener with a vision to grow food in the city. Today, the network has grown to include over 60 community gardens throughout the city of Worcester involving more than 500 volunteer gardeners. Network gardens include neighborhood based gardens, school gardens and urban farms.
Gain urban gardening experience with a UGROW internship!
Tool Lending Library
Are you a registered UGROW Network gardener? Our Tool Lending Library is now available! Borrow tools at no cost for up to one week at a time.
Thank you to the United Way of Central Massachusetts and the Fuller Family Foundation for providing the funding for this network.