Gardening The Community

200-202 Walnut Street
Springfield, MA 01105
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200-202 Walnut Street Springfield Massachusetts 01105
Contact: The GTC team (Ibrahim Ali, lead)


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

Farm Stand

  • Gardening The Community
    200 Walnut Street
    Springfield, MA (map)
    (413) 538-5822.

Our Customers

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 


Distribution Details:

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



Spring, Summer

CSA type by product




Just Picked

Put on some clothing you don’t mind getting a little dirt on and spend an afternoon with family and friends discovering the local farms that grow our food. Keep in mind that harvest times are a little different every year. It’s always a good idea to call ahead to find out what’s available for picking.

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