Visit the Growing Center at: 

22 Vinal Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 76

Somervillle, MA 02143

 

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The Growing Center offers a wide variety of activities including theater, singing, dancing, meditation, crafts, and yoga. See our Calendar, Newsletter, and Facebook! (You can subscribe to get event notifications.)

 

Have an idea for an event? Contact us! Below are some examples of some "flagship" programs put on at the Growing Center, run by volunteers.

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Children’s Play Groups

The Growing Center playgroups are managed by volunteers and happen on some Tuesday Fridays from June to September. They provides an extended period of time for kids 0–5 to have unstructured play in a non-manicured green space. Please monitor our calendar and social media for updates.

Urban Agriculture Skill-Building Workshops

In response to interest expressed by residents, these workshops cover topics such as composting, container gardening, mushrooms & mycelium, hops & vines, bee keeping, and sustainable urban living. 

Children in Nature Initiative (CINI)

Our most recent project, started in 2010, this program is designed to increase the opportunities for children to have a direct learning experience in nature, while at the same time beginning to access the rich cultural diversity of Somerville, MA.

Composting workshop