News, Stories, and Field Notes from the Growing Center

Together, let's keep building community and growing hope

A week ago, not long after Somerville got directions to stay put in our homes, I looked out my kitchen window and saw my neighbors on the front porch banging on pots and pans. I opened my window (at a safe distance of 6 feet) and asked them, “What are you doing?” “Didn't you hear?” they asked. "At 6:55 the neighborhood is supposed to come out and make noise or music.” I ran to the living room and grabbed my grandfather’s ocarina and joined them in a plaintive sort of song. Then neighbors from across the street came out with trumpet, clarinet, and drums, and soon our feelings of isolation were changed into feelings of community, one that will stick together and get us through this Covid-1

Updates at the Growing Center in response to COVID-19

Update: June 29, 2020 COVID-19 Programming and Site-Related Updates: Growing Center Open Hours: The Growing Center's Open Hours have resumed. Please visit our calendar, here, to confirm dates and times before you visit the garden. To learn more about when and how to visit, please go here. Gate Access and Ongoing Growing Center Projects: Although the Growing Center is currently closed to all public programs and normal large group volunteer activities, we plan to sustain urban agriculture projects in support of local food security work—including growing food and sharing seeds (and potentially seedlings)—and to continue to care for the Growing Center site so that it will be ready to open when w

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22 Vinal Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 76

Somervillle, MA 02143


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