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The Growing Center offers a wide variety of activities including theater, singing, dancing, meditation, crafts, and yoga. See our Calendar, Newsletter, and Facebook! (You can subscribe to get event notifications.)


Have an idea for an event? Contact us! Below are some examples of some "flagship" programs put on at the Growing Center, run by volunteers.


Children’s Play Groups

The Growing Center playgroups are managed by volunteers and happen on some Tuesday Fridays from June to September. They provides an extended period of time for kids 0–5 to have unstructured play in a non-manicured green space. Please monitor our calendar and social media for updates.

Children in Nature Initiative (CINI)

Started in 2010, this program is designed to increase the opportunities for children to have a direct learning experience in nature, while at the same time beginning to access the rich cultural diversity of Somerville, MA.

Urban Agriculture Skill-Building Workshops

In response to interest expressed by residents, these workshops cover topics such as composting, container gardening, mushrooms & mycelium, hops & vines, bee keeping, and sustainable urban living. 

Earthwise Aware Pollinator Project

Our most recent program, the Pollinator Project––organized by Earthwise Aware––trains citizen scientists to survey and track data on local plant and pollinator biodiversity in order to support conservation research and broaden appreciation and understanding of science and nature within our communities.

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