Thank you for ordering a wreath from the Friends of the Community Growing Center! In addition to getting you a beautiful, hand-decorated wreath, your purchase helps support programming and care for the Somerville Community Growing Center on Vinal Avenue.
These wreaths include hand-made bows (in your choice of three colors: red, burgundy or purple), evergreen cones, dried flowers, and other natural materials.
As with so many areas of our lives, the process will be different this year, but we are committed to keeping this tradition alive––and safe––so we have a limited supply of 100 wreaths this year.
Wreaths will be available for pick-up at the Growing Center on Vinal Avenue on Friday, Dec. 4 (12:30-2:30pm) and Saturday, Dec. 5 (1-3pm).
Please contact us to make other arrangements for pick-up. (Limited arrangements can be made for alternative pick-ups, so please indicate on order form if needed.)
PAYMENT: Wreaths ordered by Nov. 24 are $40 each (an additional $5 option for Somerville-area delivery).
Please make arrangements to pay upon pick up: exact cash, checks to the Friends of the Community Growing Center or "FCGC," or via Paypal.
Thank you for your support!
Holiday wreath sale
Wreath Sale volunteers needed
It takes a village to make these gorgeous wreaths! If you have some time to volunteer for any portion of the process, please contact each task's organizer. We especially need volunteers to help with wreath assembly, distribution, and delivery!
Bow-making: We could use a couple more volunteers for bow-making; if you would like to help (you can do this task from home), please contact Liza at email@example.com or (617) 628-6685 to set up a lesson and to pick up materials.
Flower/Berry/Cone Prep: Help us prepare flowers and berries with wooden picks and cones with wires to decorate our holiday wreaths! This is also a way for volunteers to help us while crafting at home! Contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org for a lesson and/or pick-up details.
Assembly: In order to meet health and safety precautions, we will not be hosting our annual assembly marathon. Limited small teams will do the assembly, observing safety guidelines, between Nov. 25 and Dec. 3. Please email Christine at email@example.com if you'd like to take part in a small group working at the Growing Center, mostly 1-3pm on Saturday, Nov. 28, and Sunday, Nov. 29. You can sign up for some of one shift or both, it's completely up to you. (Depending on weather conditions, we may reschedule to have additional hours during the week as well.)
Distribution: Pick-ups will be scheduled at the Growing Center, using the health and safety plan that we observe for the CSA distribution that takes place at the site during the summer. Email Christine () to sign up for a shift: Friday, Dec. 4, 12:30-3:30pm, and Saturday, Dec. 5, 1-3pm.
Delivery: We may need volunteers to make deliveries in the immediate Somerville area (Cambridge, Medford, etc.), if people select delivery (for a $5 fee). Volunteers will need their own access to a vehicle, and can schedule flexibly between Nov. 29 - Dec. 5. Respond to Christine () to sign up.
If you can help with any of these activities, please contact us via the appropriate emails above.
The Friends of the Community Growing Center would like to express our gratitude for all the community support over the years; these wreaths are consistently one of our biggest fundraisers of the year with your help! Thank you.