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About Us

Salem Community Gardens, established in 2007, 

rents out raised beds and gardening plots to over 248  families in Salem, Massachusetts.


We recognize that this is Indigenous land, and acknowledge the Massachusett tribe who continue to honor and hold this land into the present (more info).

Our four garden locations are Palmer Cove, Mack Park, Pickman Park and Splaine Park.


Each garden has its own personality - some plots are large, in-ground plots, other plots are smaller raised beds.


Our non-profit organization, a 501(c)(3), is entirely volunteer-run, with Garden Captains at each garden, and a Board of Directors which supports all four gardens. 

2023 Garden Season

2023 Registration Is Now Closed

Thank you for your interest in the Salem Community Gardens. Registration for the 2023 season is closed. 


Interested in joining next season? Please fill out our early bird waitlist form so we can include you in future communications about the 2024 gardening season.  

If you have any questions, please email us at

2023 Open Board Member Positions

If you are a current gardener interested in making an impact, please consider joining the Salem Community Garden board. We have the following positions open:

  • Vice President

  • Community Outreach Coordinator 

  • Pickman co-Captains

  • Mack co-Captains

  • Registrar


Click here to download a PDF and learn more about each position.

Interested? Email to apply. 

Sponsored Plots

💚🪴 Sponsoring a plot is a simple way to pay it forward and help ensure all members of our community have access to gardening.


If you'd like to sponsor a plot for 2023, please click below!


Need access to a sponsored plot? We are committed to making gardening accessible to all. If you cannot afford plot fees, reach out to us at for support.

Food Donations

Each garden has a number of Donation Plots, which are cared for and maintained by our gardeners. The harvests from these plots are donated weekly to The Salem Pantry


For questions about our food donation program, please reach out to Kristin Woodruff.

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