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About Us

Gaining Ground grows organic produce for hunger relief with help from volunteers of all ages and abilities, who work and learn in our garden. In short, we grow food and we give it away to people who need it. For free. This refreshingly simple approach lets us focus on meeting the needs of our volunteers and the people we help feed. These two aspects of our work are closely intertwined – one wouldn’t work without the other.

We work hard to grow high-quality produce, serve the needs of our recipients, provide an exceptional experience to each volunteer, and maximize the generous support of our donors.

How We Got Started

We began operating in 1994 as a small garden on private land. In 1997, we began managing the reproduction kitchen garden at The Old Manse, a Trustees of Reservations property. In 1999, we established our main farm adjacent to the Thoreau birthplace house on Virginia Road.

Our Team
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Kristin Moore
Office Administrator
Products & Services

Volunteer opportunities to help farmers grow organic produce, all of which is donated for hunger relief.

Sign up to volunteer mornings or afternoons Tuesday through Saturdays, April through October. We welcome individuals, families, groups of all ages from 5 up to help plant, weed, harvest and so much more. Go to www.gainingground.org and click on the volunteer tab to learn more. Go to our...
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Part of our late Summer Harvest heading into The Pine Street Inn.