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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 [...]

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 [...]

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