News, Stories, and Field Notes from the Growing Center

Outdoor Movie Nights

Somerville Media Center announces its August Cinema Somerville Outdoor Movie Series lineup. Cinema Somerville is a popup movie series and is free to the public! These outdoor movie screenings start at 7:30pm with a BYOPicnic and will play at 8:30pm (once it is dark). Seating is limited; moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own portable seats, blankets, and lawn chairs. For more information on Cinema Somerville, please visit or call 617.628.8826. In case of inclement weather, movie night will be cancelled. Check website or social media for up-to-date information. Contact: Erica Jones, Membership and Outreach Director Somerville Media Center, 617. 628. 8826, ejone

Pollinator Party on June 21st

​ As part of the National Pollinator Week, The Somerville Community Growing Center will host a "Pollinator Party" today starting at 4pm​ @22 Vinal Ave​. The lineup for today includes... Composed music about ​our ​pollinator friends There will be paper pollinator making station where folks can draw their own butterflies and moths. There will be a story time with related pollinator books Pollinator games demonstration garden with native plants and shrubbery and much more! Please come on by ​for this family-friendly gathering!

Gabion Wall Bench Completed

How do you turn a simple retaining wall into an ecological feature and educational, community engagement tool? Swing by the Somerville Community Growing Center to check out the gabion wall bench installation, completed recently! The bench is made of an "invasive" , highly rot-resistant black locust wood as an alternative to the typical ipe and cedar heartwood options. The gabion wall system offers a low-tech, modular system that we could engage community during the built process. And yes - low-tech doesn't need to look sloppy. It has superior water drainage properties, an alternative to traditional mortared masonry wall that are susceptible to freeze-thaw cracking and requires drainage added

2017 Calendar of Events

Find out more about what free community events are happening at this Somerville urban garden oasis!

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22 Vinal Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 76

Somervillle, MA 02143


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