We were so excited to welcome Sai to the Growing Center to record her sharing two of her wonderful books from her publishing company, Mango and Marigold with our friends and neighbors, as well as some of our partners who work with children and families in Somerville. The story of Mango and Marigold Press starts with its founder, Sailaja. While waiting for the birth of her first child she searched for books about her Indian culture. She found very few, and in the ones she did
As we get closer to the November holiday, the Growing Center would like to share our Land Acknowledgment and some resources to unlearn the myths and stories of this day through the voices of Indigenous Peoples. The Somerville Community Growing Center would like to acknowledge the Massachusetts Tribe. The Tribe of Indigenous peoples from whom the Colony, Province, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts have taken their name. We would like to pay our respect to the ancestral bloodli
The season is now slowly winding down for the Growing Center, which gives us a much-needed moment to pause and reflect on what a remarkable year it has been––in so many ways.
All of us at the Growing Center want to thank you––our volunteers––for the time and energy you have contributed this year to the garden, to our community, and to the Growing Center’s mission to improve local access to the outdoors, education, arts and culture, and urban agriculture. This year has brough
The Friends of the Community Growing Center has been approved for a 2020 Garden Challenge Grant from SeedMoney, a Maine-based nonprofit that helps vulnerable people and communities start and sustain healthy and sustainable food garden projects. As of Sunday, November 15, we have 30 days to collect online donations and qualify for our Challenge Grant of $600. The purpose of the grant is to help expand our food and herb production gardens at the Growing Center, including adding