Thank you for ordering a wreath from the Somerville Community Growing Center! In addition to being a beautiful, hand-decorated wreath, your purchase helps support programming and site maintenance at the Growing Center on Vinal Avenue.

These wreaths include hand made bows, in choice of three colors (red, burgundy or purple- with a small number of experimental blue bows this year), evergreen cones, dried flowers and other natural materials. 

Wreaths will be available for pick-up at the Winter Farmers Market at the Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Ave) on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9:30am - 1:00pm. We have a limited number of wreaths available at the lower pre-order price, so we'd appreciate your order by Nov 29. (Limited arrangements can be made for alternative pick ups, so please indicate on order form if needed.)

PAYMENT: Wreath orders received before Nov. 29 are $39. All wreaths sold on or after Nov. 30 are $45.

You can pay when at the time of pick-up by cash or check (made payable to the Friends of the Community Growing Center or "FCGC").


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 the lead organizer.

Feel free to come in groups, as families, as an individual, etc. We welcome

all support!


​Outreach @​Union Square Farmer’s Market

Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9:00am - 1:00pm

We will have a table at the Farmer’s Market. Stop by and help us take

orders and spread the word about this special fundraiser. Contact Christine

about signing up​:

Bow-M​aking​ Workshop​

Saturday, Nov. 9 from 4:00pm - 6:00​pm​

Would you like to learn how to make a holiday bow and help the Growing Center with its annual Holiday Wreath Sale? Come by the home of Liza Kitchell on Saturday, Nov. 9 any time between 4-6pm. (Details attached to this email.) We will practice the basics of bow-making. Then, if you would like to make bows for the Holiday Wreath Sale, you will take home a spool or two of ribbon plus our set of directions - to remind you of what you learned!

If you cannot make the workshop, but would still like to make bows, please contact Liza at or (617) 628-6685 to set up a time for you to come by and practice bow-making and get your materials.


Flower and Cone Prep

Help us prepare flowers with wooden picks to decorate our holiday wreaths! Meet up at Lisa’s house near Medford Square, Nov. 3 and/or Nov. 11, 3:00pm - 5:00pm.


RSVP to Lisa at or (781) 953-4826 for location details. If you can't make those dates but are interested in helping out, contact Lisa to coordinate an alternative flower prep plan!

Wreath-Making Marathon

Sunday, Dec. 1, from 2:00pm - 8:00pm @Connexion, 149 Broadway

We need volunteers to help assemble and decorate wreaths -- attach bows, put on pine cones, berries, and flowers, as well as hand-crafted tags. Refreshments and music. Families warmly welcomed. Shifts in 2+ hours blocks. We also need individuals with cars who can help transport materials to the work site and completed wreaths to 50 Oxford Street. To RSVP, contact Lisa at

Wreath Sale Volunteers

Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8:00am - 2:00​pm

@​Winter Farmer’s Market, The Armory, 191 Highland Avenue

Volunteers are needed for Wreath Sale pick-up at the Winter’s Farmer Market. We need individuals to help people picking up their wreaths, as well as people to help bring the wreaths to the Armory (8:00am - 9:00am) and help set up the Wreath Sale itself. Contact Christine Savage at

If you can help with any of these, please contact us the appropriate emails above.

The Friends of the Community Growing Center would like to express our gratitude for all the community support over the past 25 years; these wreaths are consistently one of our biggest fundraisers of the year with your help!

Thank you,


Visit the Growing Center at: 

22 Vinal Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 76

Somervillle, MA 02143


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