Visit the Growing Center at: 

22 Vinal Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 76

Somervillle, MA 02143

 

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April 1, 2020

For more than a quarter century, the Growing Center has been dedicated to engaging the full population of Somerville, with a focus on children and youth, in providing an open and welcoming green space dedicated to nature education, urban agriculture, and community enga...

March 30, 2020

Volunteer Coordinator

A week ago, not long after Somerville got directions to stay put in our homes, I looked out my kitchen window and saw my neighbors on the front porch banging on pots and pans. I opened my window (at a safe distance of 6 feet) and asked them, “What are you doing?”

“Did...

March 15, 2020

Update: April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Programming and Site-Related Updates:
The Somerville Community Growing Center is a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to gather, learn, and celebrate – to grow a healthy community through ecological and multicultural educational...

January 16, 2020

Volunteer Coordinator

This week, Lauren Evans from The Monarch Studio dropped off a mud kitchen for the preschool groups that have been visiting this winter to use. Lauren has been designing mud kitchens and sensory bins for several years now. She also runs arts classes for kids using her b...

January 13, 2020

It may be cold outside, but don't forget that the Growing Center can be enjoyed all year round! For folks interested in visiting the site this winter, we've put together some information to help guide your use of the grounds.

Winter Use Guidelines at the Growing Center:
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January 9, 2020

The Growing Center had a busy and beautiful 2019 season. As our major renovation and redesign completed in the early spring, we benefited from the generous work of so many friends, volunteers, and community partners to get the space ready to re-open and for our jam-pac...

December 12, 2019

Volunteer Coordinator

In early November we spent time at the Growing Center harvesting all the still-producing tomatoes and herbs that wouldn’t survive the frost that was on the way. We raked leaves, cleaned the raised bed, coiled up the hoses, and put them out of the way for the winter.

T...

November 11, 2019

Volunteer Coordinator

This week we visited the Somerville Family Closet. As part of our grant at the Growing Center to support outdoor/nature play all year long in the city, we are starting a gear closet to help remove barriers to outdoor play.

Francia Reyes, the coordinator of the Closet co...

October 23, 2019

Volunteer Coordinator

The middle of Autumn, when we're busy harvesting the last produce from our garden, is a great time to start growing mushrooms. One of the most accessible ways to enjoy mushrooms before winter is to grow Oyster mushrooms on leaf litter. I started a leaf litter mushroom...

October 14, 2019

The Growing Center is having a community benefit at Flatbread Pizza on Tuesday, November 19th from 5 pm - 9 pm.

Please join us! A portion of all pizza sales will benefit the Growing Center. Takeout or eat in!

Raffle tickets will be $2 each, for the following beautiful pr...

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