News, Stories, and Field Notes from the Growing Center

Summer Song Series: Receita de Samba Duo on August 15th!

Anna Borges on vocals and Bill Ward on guitar perform classics of Brazilian samba at the Growing Center! Please join us on August 15 for our latest Summer Song Series performance by Receita de Samba Duo. The garden opens at 5:00 for picnicking and music begins at 6:00. For further info, go to Contact Liza if you have any questions,

Summer Song Series: 440 Gypsy Jazz on August 8th!

440’s sparkling Django Reinhardt-style “gypsy jazz” will have you dancing in the aisles. Please join us for this fantastic event in our Summer Song Series on August 8th! Garden opens at 5:00pm for picnicking; music begins at 6:00pm. For further info, go to

Cultivate Campaign 2019 Launch!

The Friends of the Community Growing Center are excited to announce our new growing campaign: Cultivate Campaign 2019! With generous help from three city Community Preservation Act grants, the Somerville Community Growing Center has just undergone a significant renovation. With the help of you, our community of supporters, we hope to raise $45,000 by September 20, 2019, in order to complete the renovation work and fund programming and operating expenses for this amazing city-owned, volunteer-run garden park. The Growing Center has been at the heart of growing community in Somerville for the past 25 years. Now we are asking you to help the Growing Center be a part of Somerville for the ne

Seeking Donations to the Growing Center Yard Sale!

Thank you for supporting the Growing Center’s fundraising efforts! We will be open for Yard Sale Donation Drop-Off the following days & times, WEATHER PERMITTING: *Wednesday July 24 from 7-8:30 pm *Thursday July 25 from 3:30-5:15 pm *Thursday July 25 from 7:30-8:30 pm *Friday July 26 from 12-3 pm *Friday July 26 from 5:30-8:30 pm PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE: *No donations OUTSIDE of these designated donation drop-off times / No donations on Saturday July 27 (the day of the Yard Sale). There are A LOT of events happening this week and we need to put all items in an out-of-the-way storage area. A volunteer will be there at the designated drop-off times to direct the flow… •Place items with many pie

The Annual Yard Sale Benefit is July 27!

The Growing Center will be holding its Annual Benefit Yard Sale on July 27, from 9:30am to 3:30pm! Please come on by and help the Growing Center raise funds for the 2019 season! There will be something for everyone! This event is rain or shine (we have tents). However, in the event of a downpour on Saturday, the Yard Sale will be on Sunday July 28, 9:30 am-3:00 pm. Thank you for your support in enhancing the quality of life in our community!

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22 Vinal Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 76

Somervillle, MA 02143


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