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 DepartmentThe 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


 Cook St Park Community Garden

Cook St Park Community Garden

Garden policy

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 lynncommunitygardens@gmail.com or (781) 691-5246.

For more information about garden plots at the Cook St Park Community Garden, contact David Gass at dagass22@gmail.com or (781) 595-8701.  

 Constructing garden plots at Ames Community Garden

Constructing garden plots at Ames Community Garden


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