News, Stories, and Field Notes from the Growing Center

The Growing Center is back in time for summer!

The Somerville Community Growing Center celebrated its re-opening last Saturday morning with a delightful gathering of friends, neighbors, and volunteers. Special thanks to Mayor Joseph Curtatone, City Councilors Ben Ewen-Campen, Stephanie Hirsch, William Mbah, Community Preservation Committee Chair Michael Fager, Arn Franzen from the Somerville Parks Department, and our entire community of volunteers and supporters who sustain the Growing Center! The first stage of the renovation was made possible with support from the residents of Somerville through the city’s Community Preservation Act funds. The Friends of the Growing Center look forward to raising more funds to restore many of the plant

Join us for the official re-opening of the Growing Center!!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Mayor Curtatone, City Council, and Community Preservation Committee representatives will take place on Saturday, June 22, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Come join us to celebrate the renovation of this unique urban garden park, made possible by the residents of Somerville through the Community Preservation Act. Festivities will include: Live music and Morris dancing, tours of the newly renovated space, mosaic activities for kids, light refreshments, and gardening activities. The event will take place at The Growing Center, 22 Vinal Avenue, Somerville MA 02143. For more information, contact Lisa at

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Visit the Growing Center at: 

22 Vinal Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 76

Somervillle, MA 02143


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