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August 13, 2020

The Somerville Community Growing Center remains committed to our mission of building local community through ecological and multicultural educational programming this summer, as ever.

Although we're unable to host public events at the garden right now, we are pleased...

The Somerville Community Growing Center and its board, the Friends of the Community Growing Center (FCGC), stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in protest against police violence across the country. Locally, we are heartened by Mayor Curtatone’s mes...

We are excited––and grateful––to announce that the Growing Center is able to resume some limited Open Hours! This spring and summer, we missed sharing the site with you, and are excited to welcome you back into the space to enjoy the greenery, fresh air, and local wild...

The Friends of the Community Growing Center's Fundraising Committee is delighted to report that as of May 31, our fundraising totals for the month were a whopping $868––PLUS the $500 gift that the month's campaign was meant to match. Thank you to all of our generous fr...

A big THANK YOU to all of our wonderful friends and supporters, because last month, we not only succeeded in matching the $500 gift we received, but we MORE than DOUBLED it!

Thanks to all of you, in the month of April we raised $1,101, and this is in addition to the $50...

For more than a quarter century, the Growing Center has been dedicated to engaging the full population of Somerville, with a focus on children and youth, in providing an open and welcoming green space dedicated to nature education, urban agriculture, and community enga...

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,...

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Maura Mendoza is "Growing at the Growing Center!"

September 22, 2020

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Visit the Growing Center at: 

22 Vinal Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 76

Somervillle, MA 02143


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