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Thank you to all who ordered a wreath from the Friends of the Community Growing Center in 2022! In total, we made $4,583 in wreath sales, and sold 129 of these beautiful handmade creations! In addition to getting you a beautiful, hand-decorated wreath, your purchase helped support programming and care for the Somerville Community Growing Center on Vinal Avenue.

These wreaths included hand-made bows (in your choice of three colors: red, burgundy or purple), evergreen cones, dried flowers, and other natural materials.

Thank you for your support!

 

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Winter 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 lpkitchell@gmail.com 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 lisa@thegrowingcenter.org for a lesson and/or pick-up details.

Assembly: Wreaths will be assembled Friday, Dec. 2nd 12-6pm and Saturday, Dec. 3rd 9am-5pm Please email Lisa at lisa@thegrowingcenter.org if you'd like to take part in a small group working at the Connexion.

Distribution: Pick-ups will be scheduled at the Connexion, using the health and safety plan that we observe for the CSA distribution that takes place at the site during the summer. Email Lisa (lisa@thegrowingcenter.org) to sign up for a shift: Friday, Dec. 2, 12-6pm, and Saturday, Dec. 3, 12-5pm.

 

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 Lisa (lisa@thegrowingcenter.org) 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.

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