Build-a-Garden, grow your own!

Grow your own vegetables at home! The Food Project’s Build-a-Garden program supports Boston residents and organizations to grow their own food in raised bed and container gardens. The program will provide you with: a raised bed garden or container garden kit, including soil and compost, seeds and transplants, a Growing Guide, workshops, and additional support by phone, email, blog, and newsletters.


All Boston residents are encouraged to apply. Priority is given to those who live in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan, and to those with financial need. No prior gardening experience required. While applicants generally need to have their own space for a garden, The Food Project will try to match you with alternative accomodations in your neighborhood if necessary. You can download the application here. Groups, and those seeking more info or multilingual flyers should visit You may also contact the Build-a-Garden Coordinator by phone at 617.442.1322x12 or by email. If you want to help spread the word, download and print a flyer!