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Urban Agriculture Ambassador Program Seeking Applicants

The Urban Agriculture Ambassador Program, a City of Somerville-sponsored education and volunteer program, is looking for applicants for its 2014 season! 20 applicants will be selected to receive training in urban growing techniques in exchange for 30 hours of volunteer service for local gardening projects (including at The Somerville Community Growing Center). All Somerville residents [...]

Organic Seed Sale!!

Order your High Mowing Organic Seeds through the Growing Center!  A portion of your sale will help to support the Growing Center, and you’ll get some great, organic seeds. You can place your order on-line at the link below. Order deadline is March 12.  Order now, pay when you pick-up the seeds.  Happy almost Spring! [...]

Thank You

The Somerville Community Growing Center is a site that is maintained almost completely by volunteers.  Materials and costs of maintaining the grounds are donated by friends and neighbors.  As our 2013 season comes to a close, we want to thank everyone who supported The Somerville Community Growing Center this year.  All contributions – large and [...]

FCGC’s Annual Wreath Fundraiser!

The Somerville Community Growing Center’s Annual Holiday Wreath Sale is here! The Friends of the Community Growing Center are pleased to offer fresh evergreen wreaths artistically hand-decorated with an attractive bow and locally grown and wildcrafted plant materials Early Bird Special : Wreaths are $35 for orders received by November 29th To order a lovely hand-decorated wreath for your self, family, or friends, please order here:  Growing Center Wreath Order Form [...]

Imagination Block Play

Hosting block play has been like taking part in an observation lab on the creativity of children.  Each time I’ve been fascinated by the variety of things they come up with, and how they negotiate with each other about how to use the blocks, share or not share, and divvy them up if they want [...]

Teddy Bear Picnic

This year we hosted the 4th annual Teddy Bear Picnic at the Growing Center.  Courtney and I set up picnicking bears in groups, with picnic blankets and plates (they had apples and clay yoghurt).  Families came with bears and other snuggly toys, to picnic and to meet everyone and their bears.  Children were given bear-shaped [...]

About Terra Club

Here’s a snapshot of this summer’s wonderful “Terra Club” by its hostess Tara: The Terra Club was attended by anywhere from three (on a rainy day) to twenty children and their parent/guardian on Thursday afternoons in April, May and June.  The focus of the group was enjoying the garden and spending free time outdoors together, [...]

Fall is here! Spring and summer in review at the SCGC

Fall is here! Cool nights and warm sunny days, leaves changing color and dancing in the wind, goodbye chirping of the crickets and katydids, busy bees and birds flocking getting ready to migrate south It’s also a time for reflection and remembering some of the spring and summer fun we had at the Somerville Community Growing [...]

Celebrate the Season: Harvest Fair 2013

Friends of the Community Growing Center invite you to: Harvest Fair 2013 Festival de la Cosecha~ Festival da Colheita~ Festival de Moisson Saturday, October 5th, (rain date Oct 6th), 1-4pm Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Avenue (Street Parking permit requirement not in effect during event) Celebrate the harvests of the season with pumpkin decorating, games, cider [...]

Gathering of Fairies: Natural Materials Needed

GO OUTSIDE…and COLLECT NATURAL MATERIALS FOR THE GATHERING OF FAIRIES The Gathering of Fairies, to be held this coming Saturday September 28 from 1-3 pm (rain date September 29), is still in need of materials for fairy houses and wands. The materials must be natural, biodegradable, compostable. (The fairies are very particular about this). Can [...]

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