News, Stories, and Field Notes from the Growing Center

Native Plant Sale

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Somerville Community Growing Center’s Native Plant Sale! On Mothers’ Day, Sunday May 13th​ from 12-4pm​, the Growing Center will be having a native plant sale. Native plants host and feed our native pollinators. We must plant native plants in order to restore their populations which are in steep decline. Our pre-order sale is no longer available but please still come early to see what native plants will be on sale! Click here to view the current Native Plant List! We will be accepting cash and checks (and are working on getting a credit reader, but it’s not a guarantee). Thank you again for supporting the Growing Center and the environment.

Spring Garden Day: May 5th

Spring Garden Day: Saturday, May 5th, 2pm-4pm Save the date for ​the Somerville Community Growing Center’s annual event, Spring Garden Day on Saturday, May 5th from 2- ​4​ pm. This neighborly celebration marks the start of spring with music, garden education, fun activities and dance! Enjoy the annual Maypole Dance and enjoy the Red Herring Morris Dancers! Also, come to learn about the demonstration World Crops garden project this season in collaboration with Groundwork Somerville ..... Place an order for our Native Plant Sale.... Check out the Somerville Public Library (MA) display of gardening books--and information about the wide range of resources available just up the street--and at

Watch The Growing Center Educational Video

The Somerville Community Growing Center, a quarter-acre site near Union Square, Somerville, was created 20 years ago as an “urban oasis” for environmental education, community gatherings, and cultural performances. Over the past two decades of active use, the Growing Center’s landscape has changed: trees have grown to shade the site, limiting where the Growing Center can grow food for urban agriculture; the lawn has been compacted by heavy equipment and use; and wooden structures are reaching the end of their natural life span. The Friends of the Community Growing Center, engaged Eva Leung and Adam Davenport of Terra Cura Inc. to support a redesign process. Using a Regenerative Development p

Volunteer Committees and Teams

Volunteers = the vitality and future of the Somerville Community Growing Center.The Friends of the Community Growing Center thank you for considering a contribution of your time and talents!There are many options, and you do not need to limit yourself to any one, so please explore the full range below, organized by category: Friends of the Community Growing Center organization: Consider joining one of the Board Committees listed below. Help with short term 25th Anniversary Committee, to celebrate 25 years of service! Consider joining the Board; annual elections are in the Fall. Consider becoming an elected officer; elections in the Fall. Site Maintenance and Restoration/Renovation: Join the

Celebrate Screen-Free Week: Unplug & Play

From April 30 - May 6, 2018, children, families, entire schools, and communities will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Plan to unplug from digital entertainment and spend all that free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends! The Growing Center has some great upcoming events that you can enjoy and unplug from the digital world! Keep reading on to check those out! Flight Song Collective Monday, April 30th, 2:45pm-4:45pm The Collective is making the garden a sanctuary for pollinators and other beneficial insects. Adults and teens are welcome to join us at the Growing Center! A full list of our upcoming events are online he

New Volunteer Orientation Dates

A warm welcome to you all and happy April! We are hosting our first set of Volunteer Orientations and Trainings in April, below are the dates: Saturday, April 14th at 10am Thursday, April 26th at 6pm They run on average about one hour. You can REGISTER ONLINE HERE. Many thanks for signing up and we look forward to getting you more acclimated to the Growing Center - Somerville's 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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