/our story

"We are one, our cause is one, and we must help each other if we are to succeed."                                                                                                                                                          Frederick Douglass

Brockton, MA is located about 25 miles south of Boston.  In 2004 our Liberty Tree, which stood at a site of the Underground Railroad, had to be taken down.  Located on High Street, renamed Frederick Douglass Avenue, promises were made to rehabilitate the area.  By 2014 the street was still sad and neglected -- but a small sapling struggled and managed to regrow at the site of the original Liberty Tree. Inspired by its tenacity, a group of residents reclaimed a small neglected garden plot on the street and went to work.   It is now our neighborhood's "Town Green".  The community tends the garden, adds plants to it, and keeps it tidy and welcoming.

DOUGLASS GARDEN Sept. 2015
DOUGLASS GARDEN Sept. 2015
Douglass Garden Nov 2015
Douglass Garden Nov 2015
Douglass Garden Dec 2015
Douglass Garden Dec 2015
seed swap notice Sunday Oct 4.jpg
seed swap notice Sunday Oct 4.jpg
Frederick Douglass Avenue, Brockton,
Frederick Douglass Avenue, Brockton,

In 2004 the city renamed High Street in honor of Frederick Douglass

We reclaim the garden
We reclaim the garden

Volunteers decide to reclaim the street

Clearing the land
Clearing the land

We weed and clean

After the clearing
After the clearing

We get the plot down to its original shape

Garden party
Garden party

The garden is used by the community to celebrate!