Leominster Planting Goal Progress:
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Meet Your Local Foresters:
Education: B.S. Geography/ B.A. Communications
Experience: Construction/ Farming/ Forest health. Massachusetts Arborists Association Certified Arborist.
Interests: Gardening, Sustainability, Travel, Cooking
Favorite Tree: Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata) because of the thick scrolls in a mature tree’s bark and the delicious nut.
Growing Places (GP) is a nonprofit serving North Central Massachusetts (NCMA) since 2001 that seeks to improve the health of our region through an equitable, just local food system and sustainable environment. Our volunteer-driven organization is rooted in our history of providing backyard vegetable gardens to empower residents to supply their own healthy food and improve their well-being, but we have expanded in response to community need. Today, we work to create long-term, sustainable changes in our community – changes focused on increasing fresh food access and environmental sustainability through programs such as our community gardens, mobile market, farmers markets, CSA program, HEAL Winchendon food system rebuilding initiative, and outreach for Greening the Gateway Cities tree canopy program.