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The Growing Center is an excellent place to let your skills shine through!  Send a message to Erica Jones at volunteer@thegrowingcenter.org if  you would like to be placed on our waiting list for an upcoming volunteer orientation.

The easiest way to volunteer is to show up during our Open Garden Saturday workdays, which happen throughout the summer from 9 am – 12 pm.  These days are dedicated to general maintenance and can include everything from weeding, pruning, organizing our storage locations, planting seedlings, and much more.  Stop by and meet some of your neighbors.

The Growing Center uses a team based model keep the site active.  Several teams work to maintain discrete spaces of the site clean and usable.  In addition, we have teams who work to help promote and support many of the programs that are hosted on site.  Finally, we also have special projects related to the Growing Center’s history and future and those teams work behind the scenes to accomplish its mission.

Some of our Volunteer Teams include:

Compost Caretakers, Computer, Event Support, Farmers Market, Gardening Workday Leadership, Herb Garden, History & Archives, Lawn & Labyrinth Care, Open Garden Saturday, Playgroup, Publicity and Outreach, Watering Angels, Board of Directors, Children and Nature, Fundraising, Master Planning, and Program Planning.

By joining a team, you can continue to enjoy and help take care of the Somerville Community Growing Center.

Send a message to Erica at volunteer@thegrowingcenter.org. if  you would like to be placed on our waiting list for volunteer orientations

Volunteer orientations are available if you’d like to host an event on site or would like to lead a work-day for the Growing Center. Currently, Volunteer Orientations take place once a month during the summer and fall and last approximately one hour. After receiving an orientation, you will also be able to access the Growing Center independently of scheduled events.

Please note that the Growing Center is not a community garden in the traditional sense i.e. We do not have plots to assign to individual gardeners for their own use. We have a few garden plots which volunteers tend as a team. The majority of the produce is donated to local food pantries to give everyone in our community access to eat healthy fresh local.

A place for people of all ages and backgrounds to gather, learn and celebrate – to grow community. | Located @ 22 Vinal Ave., Somerville, MA 02143