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Wreaths for Sale at Uniun Pop-Up Holiday Market

The Friends of the Somerville Community Growing Center are going to sell the remaining holiday wreaths at the Uniun Winter Market this weekend!  Come on by Saturday or Sunday.  Event details: Visit the Union Square Pop Up Holiday Market and discover handmade and original designs from 20+ local artists and crafts people.  Join us for [...]

Holiday Wreath Sale

It’s time for the Somerville Community Growing Center  Holiday Wreath Sale!!  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 Wreaths are $35 for orders received by November 25.  $40 after 11/25 To order a lovely, hand-decorated wreath please fill out the order form [...]

Wreath Fundraiser!

  It’s time for our annual wreath fundraiser. Order before 11/25 for the early bird price of $35, $40 after. You can order your beautiful, hand-decorated wreath here: Growing Center Wreath Order Form

Seeds & Songs of Change: Celebrate grassroots organizations like the Growing Center

On November 15th the Friends of the Community Growing Center will be partnering with New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) to host a satellite viewing party of Seeds & Songs of Change at the Center for Arts at the Armory. Come join us at the Center for Arts at the Armory as we tune into [...]

Harvest Fest Sunday 10/5

Come celebrate the growing Center’s 20th season! Harvest Fair 2014 Festival de la Cosecha~ Festival da Colheita~ Festival de Moisson Celebrate the harvests of the season with pumpkin decorating, games, cider demonstration, music and more. Free fun for the whole family. Donations accepted. Sugar pumpkins for sale, starting today for the month of October, as [...]

Global Mala and Fall Harvest Fermentation workshop

We invite you to be part of a global intentional practice of yoga and meditation coinciding with the UN International Peace Day and the Fall Equinox. The workshop is by suggested donation to the Growing Center, $10 per component or $25 for the whole workshop. However, all are welcome if a donation is not currently [...]

Yard sale at the GC! 9/13, 10-3

Save the Date and Spread the Word!! Come on by – there will be something for everyone! The Somerville Community Growing Center Yard Sale Fundraiser will be held Saturday, September 13th, 10am-3pm. We are a completely volunteer-run non-profit. Proceeds from the yard sale will be used to support the Growing Center and our shoestring budget. [...]

Time for the Teddy Bear Picnic!

Join us for this beloved Growing Center tradition, Tuesday August 5 5:30-7:00pm. Bring a picnic and your teddy bears (or other cuddly toys) and join with local families and friends of all ages for the Teddy Bear Picnic. For young children (0-8 yrs old). Contact:  Tara at 617-417-4904 or

Karen Aqua Animation Shorts

An outdoor screening of Karen Aqua’s animated shorts THIS this Thursday, June 19 at the Growing Center! Somerville’s great animator, Karen Aqua (1954-2011) created numerous award-winning animated films both independently and for Sesame Street. Karen’s delightful films explore transformations, journeys, myth and the human spirit and have been described as being “spawned from a mating between [...]

Art In The Garden Registration – Ends May 14th

The Somerville Arts Council’s Art in the Garden Summer Camp registration is now available! Art in the Garden, our summer art and nature education program for children, takes place at the Growing Center and will begin July 7th, 2014 offering six distinct themed weeks. Registration will start April 14th and end May 12th. Confirmations will be [...]

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