Community Plots At Burnhams Field

soon to Burnham’s Field: Fresh tomatoes and cucumbers?
you like to grow your own cucumbers or tomatoes but don’t have a sunny spot to
do it? Burnham’s Field is the largest green space in central Gloucester.
A community garden at Burnham’s Field would allow Gloucester residents to
grow fresh, healthy vegetables or flowers of their choice and save money
on their shopping bills. Gardeners will be able to have their own plots and
share growing tips with other gardeners.
are now underway. The garden could open this spring if enough people are
interested. Plots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
you are interested in having a plot in the Burnham’s Field community garden,
please contact me at
John McElhenny is a member of the
City of Gloucester’s Open Space and Recreation Committee

6 thoughts on “Community Plots At Burnhams Field

    1. Great idea! This should be the kind of “shovel ready” jobs Cape Ann could develop and sustain! Howz about restoring the tidal flow from Good Harbor Beach, along the wetlands behind Bass Avenue and connecting thru the pipes under Parker St. to the Head of the Harbor? This would eliminate the stink at Connelly’s, too.


    1. The garden would be far enough away from the football and softball fields that it shouldn’t affect them. It’s planned for the space between the basketball courts and parking lot, next to the fence on the Shepherd Street side of the field.


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