Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Gaining Ground?

The main garden of Gaining Ground is located in Concord, Massachusetts on the farmland behind the birthplace of Henry David Thoreau, American writer and naturalist. Gaining Ground also operates a smaller, colonial reproduction garden in Concord on the grounds of The Old Manse, once home to the Emerson family and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Volunteer opportunities are available at both sites during the growing season for appropriate groups. Both gardens are near public transportation in Concord Center, but are easier to get to by car.

See our Directions page for more information.

What type of organization is Gaining Ground?

Gaining Ground is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For more details on our operations and financial status, please see Gaining Ground's profile on The Boston Foundation's Giving Common, a free online resource to inform data-driven, strategic philanthropic activities.

Can I get financial information on your organization?

Gaining Ground maintains an online non-profit profile at The Giving Common that provides detailed information on our mission, programs, management and financials.

How could I start something like Gaining Ground in my community?

Read about the Gaining Ground model of hunger relief and volunteerism in our Model Overview. We’ll tell you a bit about what we do and how we do it. We hope our story will inspire you.

Please click here to request a copy of the Model Overview PDF.