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September 22, 2020

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The Growing Center has a new song! “Growing at the Growing Center” was written especially for us by the Salvadoran singer, Maura Mendoza.

Maura is known in our community for her beautiful voice and fun shows. Whether she is singing in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or Hi...

September 17, 2020

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I want to share some pictures and stories with you from my "Art en Plein Air" class with Parts and Crafts. We had such a wonderful time at the Somerville Growing Center for the month of August. 

The kids loved spending their mornings surrounded by the beauty of the gard...

September 4, 2020

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Hi Growing Center friends! My name is Eidy and I work as a Head Start Education Specialist and Teacher's Coach and––as of recently––a Children’s Yoga Teacher.

I love practicing mindfulness!!! I had noticed its wonderful effects on my own life and feelings. "WOW!!!" I t...

August 17, 2020

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The Growing Center’s Summer Music Series went virtual this year when Mayor Joe cancelled all events city-wide. I asked the Arts Council if we could record some of our scheduled performances and make a series of “virtual concerts.”

The Arts Council consented, so we ask...

August 13, 2020

The Somerville Community Growing Center remains committed to our mission of building local community through ecological and multicultural educational programming this summer, as ever.

Although we're unable to host public events at the garden right now, we are pleased...

July 23, 2020

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Laughing children in the playgroup room; doors swinging open and shut as staff head out on home visits; the friendly greetings of families and staff walking through the halls. These are the sounds of the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative (SFLC)––or at least, the...

July 20, 2020

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ArtBeat 2020 took to the neighborhoods this summer when Mayor Joe cancelled all city events due to COVID-19.

Inspired by ArtBeat 2020’s theme of CHANCE, I created an installation on the Growing Center’s Vinal Avenue fence which explores the role that chance plays in P...

The Somerville Community Growing Center and its board, the Friends of the Community Growing Center (FCGC), stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in protest against police violence across the country. Locally, we are heartened by Mayor Curtatone’s mes...

We are excited––and grateful––to announce that the Growing Center is able to resume some limited Open Hours! This spring and summer, we missed sharing the site with you, and are excited to welcome you back into the space to enjoy the greenery, fresh air, and local wild...

The Friends of the Community Growing Center's Fundraising Committee is delighted to report that as of May 31, our fundraising totals for the month were a whopping $868––PLUS the $500 gift that the month's campaign was meant to match. Thank you to all of our generous fr...

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Maura Mendoza is "Growing at the Growing Center!"

September 22, 2020

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September 17, 2020

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22 Vinal Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 76

Somervillle, MA 02143


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