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Earth Day Weekend Recap

What a wonderful Earth Day weekend! A big thank you to our fabulous volunteers - new and seasoned - who lended a hand giving some TLC to the garden! Also, thank you to the musicians, and to Groundwork Somerville for leading the make your own worm bin station! All photos courtesy of our volunteer, Chris Ditunno!

Earth Day Celebration!

Join the Somerville Community Growing Center in celebrating Earth Day! Outdoor films on Friday and picnic fun on Sunday. Details below. Friday April 22nd Outdoor Film Screening* 7:30 PM | BYOPicnic 8:00 PM | Films Rain/Cold Weather location will be Somerville Community Access Television. * Films will be announced soon! Sunday April 24th Work Day & Picnic Celebration Come get your hands dirty and help us with a little spring cleaning! Or just come to enjoy the space! + Live music + BYOPicnic + Crafts + Make Your Own Worm Bin - Bring your own storage container or bucket you would like to turn into a worm bin. We will have volunteers and tools on hand to help you construct your wo

Seed Sale Fundraiser a Success!

Thank you to everyone who made their High Mowing Organic Seed sale order with us! This purchase helps support the Somerville Community Growing Center while helping to create a healthier community by growing delicious veggies and flowers. We are happy to say that we raised nearly $500 from this fundraiser! What a great way to build community and help foster a healthy, local growing ecosystem! If you have not picked up your seeds yet, please contact Erica Jones atvolunteer@thegrowingcenter.org to make arrangements. Most people have the option of picking them up from SCATV at an alternative date.

How to Compost 101

The Growing Center has a handful of Earth Machine composters available for residents to drop off their scraps. The composters are located in the far left corner of the site. Most organic matter can be composted. We ask that residents do NOT put the following items in our composters: dairy meat compostable plastics While these items can be composted at a larger facility, they will not do very well in our earth machines. We have just a few rules established to keep our compost bins healthy. Find the Earth Machine labeled "Active compost". This is the bin you will want to use. Non labeled bins are typically covered up and full. If the active compost bin is full, please contact Leilani at presid

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22 Vinal Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 76

Somervillle, MA 02143

 

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