Joey, The Burnham’s Field Community Garden was a hive of activity over the weekend. The gardeners held our fall clean-up, pulling weeds, trimming back overgrown plants and making the place look shipshape. Hard to believe the Garden’s been around two summers now. Thanks to all the gardeners – and our friend Donna Ardizzoni of the … Continue reading Burnham’s Field Community Gardeners Hold Fall Clean-Up
John McElhenny submits- Joey, The Burnham’s Field Community Garden has a beautiful new mural designed and painted by the talented kids at Art Haven in Gloucester. The mural was framed and put up at the garden over the weekend by volunteers Joe and Paula Axelrod, Aria McElhenny and Rocky Delforge. The garden’s fence also … Continue reading The Burnham’s Field Community Garden has a New Mural!
Gina Briguglio writes- Hello Community Gardeners! Spring is upon us! March 20th marks the official first day of the 2012 spring season and I am sure you are as excited as I am about our 2nd year out at Burnham’s Field. All this sunshine and 70+ degree weather should have you pondering your planting plan … Continue reading 2012 Burnham’s Field Community Garden Announcement for GMG
John McElhenny writes- Joey, The Burnham’s Field Community Garden has been officially launched! On Saturday, 25 volunteers laid down geotextile landscaping fabric, built 4’ x 8’ garden boxes, filled wheelbarrows full of compost and raked fine-looking garden plots that’d make a Midwestern farmer proud. Twenty individual garden plots are planned, along with a low fence … Continue reading Community Garden Launched at Burnham’s Field Photos and Captions By John McElhenny
John McElhenny discusses community plots at Burnham’s Field in the heart of historic Gloucester MA
Well, it happened again. We said, “Hey, it’s time for the spring clean-up of Burnham’s Field” and put out the word and the morning came and people came out of the woodwork to lend a hand. There was Gina Briguglio who’s been looking out for Burnham’s Field since the beginning and Deb Salah who with … Continue reading We had a Burnham’s Field clean-up and the people came and it was awesome
All are invited to the clean-up of Burnham’s Field this Saturday, May 26, at 8 a.m. Bring a rake or broom or just yourself – we’ll bring the yellow trash bags. Burnham’s Field is the largest green space and ball field in central Gloucester, right across Pleasant Street from St. Ann’s church. Can you believe … Continue reading Burnham’s Field clean-up this Saturday morning!
(photo caption: Victoria Martins, Gina Briguglio, City Councilor Melissa Cox and Lara Lepionka cut the ribbon of the second Burnham’s Field Community Garden. Photo by Anna Swanson). I don’t know the first thing about planting a garden but I know there’s a park in the center of Gloucester where people used to be afraid to … Continue reading A New Garden Grows in the Heart of Gloucester
GLOUCESTER DAILY TIMES By John McElhenny October 13, 2016 Kids created it and a vandal destroyed it. The Burnham’s Field Community Garden mural stood for three years, a 20-foot-wide sign painted with red, purple and blue flowers beneath a cloud-filled sky and a bright afternoon sun. Designed and painted by kids at Cape Ann Art … Continue reading AT BURNHAM’S FIELD, WAY MORE THAN A SIGN BY JOHN MCELHENNY
Joey, Big news from the largest playground and green space in central Gloucester: Burnham’s Field is set to reopen this Saturday after its first major renovation in 30 years! All are invited to the Grand Reopening Event this Saturday at 9 a.m. Thanks! John McElhenny Friends of Burnham’s Field Sept. 3, 2014 Burnham’s Field to … Continue reading BURNHAM’S FIELD TO REOPEN SATURDAY WITH BIG EVENT!
Burnham’s Field renovation update from John McElhenny Cousin! Since you asked, here’s this week’s video update on the renovation of Burnham’s Field with project manager Steve Winslow. Appreciate your interest, JMc Hi Joey, Sorry to miss you the other day. Tonight night is my Scotch N Swatch Event at The Marketplace in Lynnfield. From 5-8pm … Continue reading Community Stuff 6/4/14
Joey, Thanks to you and GoodMorningGloucester for being so supportive of Burnham’s Field (see here, here and here for a few examples of awesome GMG stories you’ve published about the field.) I wanted to share some good news: the launch of the first-ever Friends of Burnham’s Field. The Friends are welcoming new members: Anyone who … Continue reading Friends of Burnham’s Field Launched
Joey, Over the last two years, GoodMorningGloucester readers have followed the renovation of Burnham’s Field, the largest open green space in central Gloucester. In fact, many people who’ve read about Burnham’s Field on GMG have volunteered at Burnham’s Field clean-ups and even joined our new community garden. Thanks for all your interest! The planned renovation … Continue reading Second Community Meeting on Burnham’s Field is this Tuesday
John McElhenny writes- Joey, Thanks to you and Good Morning Gloucester, GMG readers over the past couple years have followed the good things happening at Burnham’s Field including the clean-ups, the newly painted backboards and the new Burnham’s Field Community Garden. Here is some of the great GMG coverage of Burnham’s Field With all of … Continue reading #BOOM! Gloucester wins big grant to fix up Burnham’s Field
Joey, The four basketball backboards at Burnham’s Field got a fresh coat of paint over the weekend. It’s part of a great volunteer effort that created a Community Garden in Burnham’s Field last summer, has organized several field clean-ups and is making Burnham’s Field cleaner, safer and more family-friendly. Thanks to Ben’s Paint on Railroad … Continue reading Burnham’s Field Backboards get a Facelift Submitted by The Super Stylish and Athletic John McElhenny
When: Sat, Nov 19th from 8 am to 12 noon Where: Burham’s Field Community Garden Why: To clean up & close the garden for the season Who: YOU! We will be sharing a potluck style breakfast. Our ‘garden fund’ will take care of coffee and hot chocolate. Muffins, donuts, fruit, or any other delectables are … Continue reading Burham’s Field Community Garden ~ Fall Clean Up / Potluck Breakfast Saturday Nov 19th
Congratulations Jenna and Brian on Your Recent Engagement!!!! GMG contributor Jenna Howard, the Burnham’s Field Community Gardener behind the regular GMG feature, "What’s New in Jenna’s Garden?", just got engaged to Gloucester native and Good Guy Brian Horne. Jenna Howard Writes- Week 12 "Grasshoppers, and Caterpillars, and Snails, oh my! The garden is flourishing; full … Continue reading What’s new in Jenna’s Garden – Week 12
By Jenna Howard "The Burnham’s Field Community Garden survived Hurricane Irene but not without some damage. It seems that most gardens, including mine, had damage to their tomato plants. The extremely heavy winds blew my tomatoes over and caused the stakes to pop out of the ground. I was lucky that I was able to … Continue reading What’s New in Jenna’s Garden – Week 11
The Burnham’s Field Gardener Series Burnham’s Field is the largest green space in central Gloucester. There’s been a resurgence of pride in Burnham’s Field, including a new 20-plot garden. GoodMorningGloucester is running a series of video profiles of the Burnham’s Field Community Gardeners. Here are their stories. By John McElhenny Burnham’s Field Gardeners – Kathy … Continue reading The Burnham’s Field Gardener Series- Kathy Hegarty of St. Ann School
Burnham’s Field is the largest green space in central Gloucester. There’s been a resurgence of pride in Burnham’s Field, including a new 20-plot garden. GoodMorningGloucester is now running a series of video profiles of the Burnham’s Field Community Gardeners. Here are their stories. By John McElhenny Burnham’s Field Gardeners – Devon the shellfish biologist Devon, a shellfish … Continue reading The Burnham’s Field Gardener Series- Devon the shellfish biologist