Gardening the Community (GTC) is a food justice organization engaged in youth development, urban agriculture, and sustainable living. We operate on three sites in the Mason Square area of Springfield, where we run a CSA, sell our vegetables at the City Soul Farmers’ Market, and run a newly constructed farm stand (opening in 2018).
What We Grow
Farmstand is located at 200 Walnut Street, Springfield, MA. Open year-round!
Community Supported Agriculture
Contact: Ibrahim Ali- Co-Director
Gardening the Community (GTC) is a youth-led food justice and urban agriculture organization based in Springfield. We grow organic fruits and vegetables on empty lots and organize for a healthy and equitable local food system. We sell at our Hancock Street farm stand and the Mason Square Farmers’ Market, and run an affordable CSA program called GTC EATS! We grow community, youth leadership, activism, and just food.
Prices: Primus Mason Family Share, vegetables: $20-$30/week, depending on income
Hoop City Half-Share, vegetables: $10-$20/week, depending on income
Summer, June through October
On farm, 256 Hancock St., Springfield, MA
Wednesday, 4 pm – 6 pm
Winter, Second Saturday of Each Month
City Soul Market, Mason Square Library, 765 State Street, Springfield, MA 01109
Dec 9, Jan 13, Feb 10, March 10, April 14,
11 am to 2 pm