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April 24, 2020

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Look up! See it? That tall, tall pine tree in someone’s front yard? (This one’s on Hamlet Street.)


Somerville has lots of tall, tall pine trees. Once you spot one, you’ll start to see these beauties all over town!

Take a look out your window, or go out on a Tree Hunt...

April 17, 2020

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Spring is here, birds are becoming more active. Looking and listening to birds is something most of us can do, from a porch, city street, back yard, or window.

This is my friends’ son, quietly sitting by a window in their home, eating toast and watching the crows in the...

April 11, 2020

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The day after St. Patrick's Day, while my three kids watched their morning cartoons during our first week of cancelled school, I was catching up on my email and saw that some neighbors up on Prospect Hill had collaborated to put rainbows in their windows. A wonderful c...

April 6, 2020

This is the second year I have sprouted seeds indoors. It is truly the most magnificent way to beat the winter blues and look forward to spring! 

Here is the very first sprout coming out of the soil this year. It’s a “Guy” tomato (a variety grown by long time Growing Ce...

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...

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Maura Mendoza is "Growing at the Growing Center!"

September 22, 2020

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Mailing Address: P. O. Box 76

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