gardens in lynn
Lynn has a growing city-wide community garden network thanks to the collaborative work of the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance (LFFA), the Parks and Recreation Department, The Food Project, and a variety of community organizations. This community garden program seeks to develop spaces for residents to cultivate community and enhance food access. There are currently 10 community gardens in Lynn including 4 sites at LHAND residences, 1 managed by the YMCA, 2 managed by The Food Project, and 3 in public parks. See a map of community gardens in Lynn. For more information about garden policy and how to get a community garden plot, keep reading. To stay up-to-date on community garden happenings, check out the Lynn Community Gardens Facebook Page.
In 2015, the Park Commission approved Lynn's first garden policy, which allows Lynn residents to petition for a community garden in any City-owned parks. This policy was developed by LFFA staff in partnership with community organizations. In order to apply for a new community garden, you must have a garden group with at least three volunteer gardeners and a designated Garden Coordinator to act as liaison between the City and the community garden.
How to get a community garden Plot
Community garden plots are assigned each year by a lottery process (to ensure that the process is as fair as possible) and cost $25. Plots in Warren Park and Ames Community Gardens were available this growing season. For more information, contact Mary Gaitland who is the Community Garden Network Coordinator with LFFA at firstname.lastname@example.org or (781) 691-5246.
For more information about garden plots at the Cook St Park Community Garden, contact David Gass at email@example.com or (781) 595-8701.