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Growing for Good

Growing for Good Growing for Good Growing for Good's mission is to design, construct and tend beautiful organic vegetable gardens for people at their own sites to provide the freshest, healthy harvest of the food they want to eat.

Growing for Good is dedicated to encouraging the consumption of local organic produce by everyone. Founded in 2009 by Meighan Matthews.

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Ask This Old House expanded the Lane School garden we began many years ago. The trees around our original garden have gr...
10/05/2015
Ask TOH | Classroom Garden

Ask This Old House expanded the Lane School garden we began many years ago. The trees around our original garden have grown too!

I am sadly closing shop this spring. Growing for Good had an excellent run as a home-grown business out of Bedford, MA. ...
04/23/2015
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I am sadly closing shop this spring. Growing for Good had an excellent run as a home-grown business out of Bedford, MA. Thank you Jen Hashley for the New Entry Business Course that helped me get started, Ari Kurtz for my first farm job, Alec Ellsworth for helping launch the business, Margot Fleischman, Randi Currier, Carlough Faulkner-Carroll and Ruth Kim for letting me practice in their yards (and the Davis School on their grounds), Jamie Lewis for his continuous and most generous support with compost transport, and now Andrew Southcott who is massaging me back to a sound body. Please check out Ben Barkan and HomeHarvest for all your edible gardening needs! www.homeharvest.biz

HomeHarvest designs, builds and maintains high-yielding and beautiful edible gardens in the Greater Boston Area. Applying organic and sustainable techniques, the produce from our gardens is fresh, vibrant and nutrient-dense. We love teaching customers about our natural and holistic approach to farmi…

Growing for Good, a small vegetable gardening business based in Bedford, is looking for strong helpers for the spring se...
01/07/2013
Growing for Good: Personal organic vegetable gardening for your home

Growing for Good, a small vegetable gardening business based in Bedford, is looking for strong helpers for the spring season.

Growing for Good constructs, plants and tends beautiful vegetable gardens for homes, businesses, restaurants and schools. We use hand tools and organic practices. You can see our gardens at Flatbread Restaurant, outside Nourish in Lexington and in many yards in Bedford and surrounding towns as well as at the Davis School. This year we will be constructing a large garden at the Nashoba Brooks School in Concord.

I am looking for strong individuals who can dig and wheelbarrow piles of dirt for a couple hours at a stretch, dig and pound fence posts and carry lumber. I need a helper who is handy with tools and can build neat raised bed boxes out of 2"x10" pine and other basic carpentry projects. Vegetable gardening experience is a plus, but not necessary. Having a pickup truck to help move materials is also a plus.

We work April-June an average of 10-20 hrs/week but the hours are not set because it is dependent on client and materials availability and weather. Mostly weekdays starting after 8:30am.

Interested candidates should email [email protected] with relevant experience and two references. Please spread the word!

Thanks, Meighan

Growing for Good designs, constructs and tends beautiful organic vegetable gardens in your own yard.

A program about food and about how we feed ourselvesHosted by the Bedford Farmers’ Market and the Bedford Free Public Li...
12/31/2012
TEDxDirigo - Roger Doiron - A Subversive Plot: How to Grow a Revolution in Your Own Backyard

A program about food and about how we feed ourselves
Hosted by the Bedford Farmers’ Market and the Bedford Free Public Library
Bedford Library Meeting Room

FREE: Sunday, January 6th,2013 at 2:00pm
Watch “My (Subversive) Garden Plot”, a TED talk featuring Roger Doiron, founder of Kitchen Gardens International & discuss garden planning.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezuz_-eZTMI

Roger Doiron is founding director of Kitchen Gardeners International, a network of people taking a hands-on approach to re-localizing the global food supply....

Grow Food, Not Lawns
11/15/2012

Grow Food, Not Lawns

Orlando Officials End Crackdown on Front Yard Vegetable Gardens

A College Park man's garden will continue to grow in his front yard after the city of Orlando was inundated with emails following a Local 6 story that generated national headlines.

The city of Orlando received hundreds of emails that focused on Jason Helvingston's 25-foot-by-25-foot front yard vegetable garden in College Park.

And now, the city has decided not to pursue a violation against him. Instead, city officials said they're trying to work out a solution, which could result in a change in the city's landscaping codes.

Continue reading: bit.ly/ZpiUQo

Coverage by local TV station:http://youtu.be/Uyn7URfKCXM
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Giant cukes growing high
09/14/2012

Giant cukes growing high

Cucumber tree ;-)
09/14/2012

Cucumber tree ;-)

09/02/2012

Craving pizza? Head over to Flatbread in Bedford and check out the cucumber tree as you walk by the garden! I didn't know the vine could climb 25 feet! (or the cucumbers could get so big)

Check out this amazing idea!  Free fresh food and book loans by bus to people's neighborhoods!  (this one in Maine)
07/24/2012
Magic Food Bus starts Thursday, July 5 | Healthy Peninsula

Check out this amazing idea! Free fresh food and book loans by bus to people's neighborhoods! (this one in Maine)

Magic Food Bus starts Thursday, July 5 Posted on July 4, 2012 by Amy Vaughn The Magic Food Bus will visit Deer Isle and Stonington on Thursdays, beginning July 5 and Sedgwick on Fridays beginning July 6. Details can be found here. This entry was posted in Abou...

Approx. 200 pounds of fresh produce donated to Gaining Ground so far this summer!  Kids planted, observed & sampled befo...
07/24/2012

Approx. 200 pounds of fresh produce donated to Gaining Ground so far this summer! Kids planted, observed & sampled before school ended in June.

Happy summer...
07/24/2012

Happy summer...

Growing for Good's cover photo
07/24/2012

Growing for Good's cover photo

"Once marketed as “safe as table salt” by Monsanto, the original patent holder and manufacturer of this glyphosate-based...
06/13/2012
Roundup Herbicide Linked To Parkinson’s-Related Brain Damage | Occupy Monsanto

"Once marketed as “safe as table salt” by Monsanto, the original patent holder and manufacturer of this glyphosate-based herbicide, evidence now indicates it is toxic to human DNA at concentrations diluted 450-fold lower than used in agricultural applications."
Source: http://www.occupymonsanto360.org (http://s.tt/19DsY)

Published this month (April, 2012), the new study entitled “Glyphosate induced cell death through apoptotic and authophagic mechanisms,” investigated the potential brain-damaging effects of herbicides, which the authors stated “have been recognized as the main environmental factor associated with ne...

We are up to 50 garden clients this season and 85 overall!! Memorial Day marks the perfect time of year for planting you...
05/28/2012

We are up to 50 garden clients this season and 85 overall!! Memorial Day marks the perfect time of year for planting your vegetable garden - enjoy!

what's happening in your garden? http://conta.cc/KVOhNa
05/28/2012
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what's happening in your garden? http://conta.cc/KVOhNa

                                                                                     

Come to Nourish Restaurant in Lexington center for Mother's Day! Take home a free herb seedling, c/o Growing for Good an...
05/08/2012

Come to Nourish Restaurant in Lexington center for Mother's Day! Take home a free herb seedling, c/o Growing for Good and consider purchasing a mixed herb & flower pot for the special mom in your family! Proceeds go to http://www.thisismyface.org/ which provides funding for fistula and childbirth education.

Anyone local have loose stone they want to donate or sell to me so I can make a garden like this?
04/04/2012

Anyone local have loose stone they want to donate or sell to me so I can make a garden like this?

Looking for a couple of strong and respectful individuals to work on our garden installation crew this May & June.  Poss...
03/14/2012

Looking for a couple of strong and respectful individuals to work on our garden installation crew this May & June. Possible work in April and July too. Interest in local food, knowledge about gardening or experience with heavy lifting/hard work a plus. Contact [email protected]

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Gardens 2011

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Gardens 2010

Growing for Good's cover photo
02/29/2012

Growing for Good's cover photo

Picture one of these gorgeous benches in your patio or garden.  Handmade by a friend who started City Bench - each piece...
02/27/2012
Durham Ash Curved Rail Bench « City Bench

Picture one of these gorgeous benches in your patio or garden. Handmade by a friend who started City Bench - each piece "keeps the tree in the wood", has a story of origin and sometimes a street address.

Ash is often called the poor man’s oak, but it has gorgeous grain. This rail bench table was made from a giant Ash that came down on Parmalee Road overlooking the Durham Fairgrounds. Currently, Ash trees across the country are under attack from the invasive Emerald ash borer beetle. Seven billion a...

My dad's beautiful, handcrafted carts - would make display tables for your flower arrangements or veggies for sale!
02/27/2012
This Vendor's Cart has it all by gerrymat on Etsy

My dad's beautiful, handcrafted carts - would make display tables for your flower arrangements or veggies for sale!

This finely crafted Vendor’s Cart will impress everyone. Whether used to display your goods to best advantage, as a beverage cart , or to tote tools

My favorite grad school prof, Dakota Butterfield, is mentioned in this nifty article.   Mayor Menino and the Boston Rede...
02/27/2012
In Boston, a call to allow chicken coops - The Boston Globe

My favorite grad school prof, Dakota Butterfield, is mentioned in this nifty article. Mayor Menino and the Boston Redevelopment Authority "have launched what they are calling an urban agriculture initiative, which within a year may allow residents in some neighborhoods to raise chickens, keep bees, and build large rooftop gardens." Do it Boston!

The removal of chickens from Roslindale - city laws forbid raising poultry throughout Boston - has sparked a movement over the past year that has swelled from petitions to websites to a large city meeting last month that drew hundreds of local residents, most of whom were lobbying officials to chang...

This is a great project: A currently on-going assessment of Concord, MA's local food systems. Thurs. at 6:30pm an update...
02/27/2012
Community Food Report - FOOD FOR THOUGHT

This is a great project: A currently on-going assessment of Concord, MA's local food systems. Thurs. at 6:30pm an update on the project will be given while the Concord School Food Services will serve "lunch for dinner." $6 - check it out!

What is the Story... of Concord's Food? This winter (January-March 2012) Graduate students from The Conway School of Landscape Design will produce a C…

This is a great organization - volunteers build veggie gardens for people and families who otherwise wouldn't have the r...
02/27/2012
Coming this weeked...

This is a great organization - volunteers build veggie gardens for people and families who otherwise wouldn't have the resources to do so. They have some wonderful sounding programs coming up! check it out!

Workshops Offered    Meighan is running two workshops this winter through the Bedford Recreation Department.  You can re...
02/18/2012
Recreation Department

Workshops Offered

Meighan is running two workshops this winter through the Bedford Recreation Department. You can register at www.bedfordrecreation.org

GROWING GOOD VEGETABLES w/ Meighan Matthews
Have you wanted to plant a vegetable garden but have not known how to get started? Have you had a garden but it has not lived up to your expectations? This workshop will introduce you to the important building blocks of growing a healthy organic vegetable garden in our area: layout, soil, fencing, raised beds, pest prevention and fail-safe varieties of vegetables. We will discuss what to plant when and how to take care of your plants throughout the growing season as well as local resources for supplies. Meighan is the founder of Growing for Good, a company which designs, constructs and tends beautiful organic vegetable gardens for homes, businesses and schools.
Mon. March 5, 7:00-9:00pm. (min 12/max 25) Fee: $25
Class held in Town Center Bldg, Room 144.

SEED STARTING INDOORS
FOR YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN w/Meighan Matthews
For the simplest container garden to your personal mini-farm!
Learn the most basic seed starting techniques to give your garden a head start. In this workshop we will plant seeds to take home and learn how to set up an inexpensive grow light. Participants will be given a seed starting calendar for popular vegetables with information about when to plant what in Massachusetts, both indoors and outdoors.
Mon. March 12, 7:00-8:00pm, Deadline for sign up 3/1. Fee: $23
Class held in Town Center, Room 144. (min 12/max 25)

Bedford Recreation Department Phone: 781-275-1392 Fax: 781-687-6156 Web: www.bedfordrecreation.org

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Bedford, MA
01730

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(781) 275-4447

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