Open Hours Are Expanding This Spring and Summer!
We are continuing our Open Hours and expanding them this spring and summer! With these new times, we hope to maintain outdoor access for a greater number of Somerville residents, and to enable as many folks to enjoy the winding walks, herbs gardens, sunshine, and nature watching afforded by our slice of greenery in the city. Spring and Summer Open Hours at the Growing Center: Tuesday afternoons, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Friday mornings, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Saturday afternoons, 12:
Maura Mendoza is "Going to the Growing Center!"
The Growing Center has a new song! “Going to the Growing Center” was written especially for us by the Salvadoran singer, Maura Mendoza. Maura is known in our community for her beautiful voice and fun shows. Whether she is singing in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or Hindi, Maura delights audiences wherever she goes. We were so pleased that Maura could do a mini-concert at the end of August as part of our music series funded by the Somerville Arts Council. Because of COVID-19,
A note from Parts & Crafts!
I want to share some pictures and stories with you from my "Art en Plein Air" class with Parts and Crafts. We had such a wonderful time at the Somerville Growing Center for the month of August. The kids loved spending their mornings surrounded by the beauty of the garden and making art inspired by the flowers and wildlife that came and went. We saw a variety of birds flying in and out feeding on seeds, fruits and insects. Ones that really caught our attention were the bright
Virtual Yoga for Kids Comes to the Growing Center!
Hi Growing Center friends! My name is Eidy and I work as a Head Start Education Specialist and Teacher's Coach and––as of recently––a Children’s Yoga Teacher. I love practicing mindfulness!!! I had noticed its wonderful effects on my own life and feelings. "WOW!!!" I thought, "This amazing thing needs to be spread and shared with every being alive in this world." And so, first, I wanted to start with my community: Our Somerville/Cambridge Head Start children, families, and s