Help Us Celebrate Poetry on the Farm!


We enjoyed last spring’s Poetry Walk so much that we’re doing it again! 

This wonderful month-long event will once again feature poems authored by Gaining Ground recipients, partner organizations and poets throughout our community.

Like last year the poetry installation will take the form of a self-guided farm tour. This year we will also be creating a virtual version of the exhibition. The exhibit will feature original poetry, information about food insecurity, and our work and farming methods at Gaining Ground.

Together with the Concord Free Public Library, we are collecting poetry submissions from people of all ages on topics like food access and food insecurity, the outdoors, seeds and plants, spring, wildlife, fruits and vegetables, growing and gardening—or anything else related to food, nature, and farming.

To take part, please submit your written poem to poems@gainingground.org no later than April 4. (To submit an audio file of your poem along with the text version, you can use the Voice Memo app on an iOS device or the Recorder app on an Android device and email the file to us as an .mp3, .m4a, .ogg, or .wav file. Please ensure files are no larger than 5MB.)

By submitting a poem for our Poetry Walk, you give permission for Gaining Ground to include the poem on our website and on the farm. Gaining Ground aims to feature all submissions in the farm tour. If, due to an abundance of submissions, we are unable to do so, all poems will be featured in the virtual version of the exhibit.

Thank you!