Extended Open Hours for Spring!
We are extending our Open Hours to adjust for warmer weather and longer days! It is our hope to offer access to outdoor green space for a greater number of Somerville residents, and to enable as many folks to enjoy the winding walks, herb gardens, flowers, sunshine, and nature watching afforded by our slice of greenery in the city. Spring 2022 Open Hours at the Growing Center: Tuesday afternoons, 3:00 to 6:00 pm Saturday mornings, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Sunday afternoons, 12:00
Cultivate, Grow, Repeat: Growing Center Recap, 2018-2022
The last five years have been incredibly industrious in our neck of the woods - and not just in Union Square itself. During the most active years of our Cultivate Campaign, our little green space was in the midst of a very transformative chapter in its own life. In fall of 2018, we ended the season early to start our renovation process, significantly supported by Community Preservation Act funds. An incredibly busy off season resulted in the entire space being updated: damage
The Maple Syrup Project Turns 23!
On Friday, March 4, the Growing Center hosted more than 80 preschoolers from our partners, Kesher Nevatim; Dandelion Montessori; Pooh and Friends Learning Center; and Allen Street Head Start; plus lots of volunteers who helped boil sap for 12+ hours at our annual Maple Boil. We also welcomed staff from Early Head Start and a local Girl Scout Troop working on their tree badge. This educational event, which was not open to the public this year, has origins stretching back more