Spring Garden Festival!

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REC Spring Garden Festival

Saturday, April 16


The REC Office & Castle Street Garden

9 Castle Street

Worcester, MA

garden forum group


How are you celebrating spring?  Join the REC along with long-time and first-time gardeners as we kick off the gardening season together with workshops, community gardener awards and so much more! This year’s workshops include:
*How to start a school garden

*How to Grow a Healthy Garden

*Build Your Own Rain Barrel for Less than $30

*Backyard Chickening

*Composting in Your Own Backyard


We will also hold a Community Gardener Panel and invite all participants to share best practices and troubleshoot obstacles they encounter while gardening.


An exclusive benefit to all who attend: Get the best selection of seedlings by placing your order for the REC Plant Sale Fundraiser before it is avaliable to everyone else. Use your REC Membership for a discount.  Need to renew?  Renew your membership now!


JuliusFor more information, contact REC’s Community Gardens Network Coordinator, Julius Jones at 508-799-9139 or ugrow@recworcester.org


Farmers Market Community Canvas

For anyone that made it out to Davis Publications downtown on Monday, March 10th saw a truly wonderful site:  A gorgeous canvas mural flanked by photographs that captured the essence of farmers’ markets and good local food, a spread of delicious food provided by Flats, tunes on the piano by the talented Dan Burke, and a great collection of community members, farmers’ market supporters, youth, and food-lovers.  Everyone came together to celebrate the the REC’s Farmers’ Market Mural that was completed over the course of the summer between the Main South market and the Great Brook Valley market.  The Worcester Art Museum helped develop the mural and then the community – youth, adults, kids, everyone – got to help fill it in and color it.  The result is a true testament of the power of food to unite and inspire and built community.  The Worcester Magazine did a great feature of the event – check it out.

And if you missed the opening, don’t worry, you can still go check out the mural and all the photos taken as part of the photo contest:

Community Mural Project & Gallery Show

March 14-April 26

Davis Art Gallery

44 Portland Street, 3rd Floor

Worcester, MA 01608

Gallery Hours: 8:30-4:30, M-F

Community Mural

Drop by The Davis Art Gallery to visit Community Canvas, a celebration of art created throughout the 2010 season at the REC Farmers Markets in Main South and Great Brook Valley. View the finished mural, created collaboratively by market-goers, uniting  two Worcester neighborhoods.


See the top submissions from our Farmer’s Market Photo Contest and purchase your favorites. Unframed prints are available for $10, and  matted and framed photographs are bundled with one annual REC individual membership for $40.


Already know which photo you’d like? Fill out the order formhere and email it to Angelique.



Contact Angelique Webster at

(508) 799-9139

or farmersmarket@recworcester.org

for more information.