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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. 

2024 Garden Season

2024 New Gardener Registration Opening Soon!

New gardener registration will open on Monday, March 5th at 9 am. The link to our registration form can be found here: 

If you have any questions, please email us at

2024 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:

  • Secretary (Clerk)

  • Pickman co-Captains

  • Mack co-Captains


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 2024, 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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