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SFLC/FCGC Family Playgroups a great success!

By: Claire Hoffman This June, the Growing Center, in collaboration with the Somerville Family Learning Collaborative, hosted drop-in playgroups for young children. Various play stations were set up, including spots for arts & crafts and reading. But the main attraction was the outdoors itself. When asked about their kids’ favorite part of the playgroups, parents’ [...]

2015 Calendar of Events

2015 Children’s Programming

The Growing Center receives CPA funding

BIG NEWS! The Growing Center has received CPA funding! In 2012, the City of Somerville passed the Community Preservation Act (CPA). This Massachusetts initiative allows cities to create a steady funding source from residents that is matched (at various levels) by a state fund. Monies collected must be used to support affordable housing, historic preservation, [...]

Growing Center Update: Seeds and Syrup

It’s a busy week for the Growing Center. We’re having a seed swap, High Mowing seed sale and the Boil-Down happening. Got extra seeds? Wish you had more varieties but can never put a whole pack to use in your urban yard? Stop by the Growing Center Seed Swap held at the Winter Farmers’ Market [...]

Organic Seed Sale

Dreaming of Spring? Plan your 2015 garden and purchase great, organic High Mowing seeds through the Somerville Community Growing Center. A portion of each sale will go towards helping fund programming and maintenance at the Growing Center. Mesclun! Calendula! Snow Peas! Check out the wonderful bounty on our online order form. High Mowing Organic seeds [...]

Holiday Giving

Please include The Growing Center in your year-end giving! Donate online here.   Dear Friends of the Community Growing Center, Did you know the Growing Center celebrated its 20th anniversary this season?  Hopefully you have enjoyed one or many of our free events over the years – from the maple sugar boil to full moon [...]

Help Growing Center Recieve CPA Funding!

Somerville Community Preservation Committee Receives 15 Applications for CPA Funding The Community Preservation Committee received 15 applications totaling over $8 million in requests for CPA funding for historic resources and recreational land project proposals in the FY15 funding cycle, which closed on Dec. 1. The 15 projects cover more than 20 sites which are located [...]

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 [...]

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