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A Garden so beautiful you could EAT it!
Edible Landscape Design
Somerville Garden Club Monthly MeetingWednesday, April 9, 7-9 pm
Barbara Emerson will cover the concepts to consider when integrating edible plants in your ornamental garden, or edible flowers into your vegetable garden.Manchester, MA, home.


All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings are usually held the second Wednesday of each month at the Tufts Administration Building, (TAB), 167 Holland Street, second floor, wheelchair accessible. Parking is available, and the building is a ten-minute walk from the Davis Square MBTA stop.

A Garden so beautiful you could EAT it!

Edible Landscape Design

Somerville Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 9, 7-9 pm

Barbara Emerson will cover the concepts to consider when integrating edible plants in your ornamental garden, or edible flowers into your vegetable garden.Manchester, MA, home.

All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings are usually held the second Wednesday of each month at the Tufts Administration Building, (TAB), 167 Holland Street, second floor, wheelchair accessible. Parking is available, and the building is a ten-minute walk from the Davis Square MBTA stop.

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HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY TO THE SOMERVILLE GARDEN CLUB!
Come celebrate tonight, Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 6-9 at their POTLUCK. Festivities at 167 Holland Street in the Senior Room, 2nd floor.  See more details here.

HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY TO THE SOMERVILLE GARDEN CLUB!

Come celebrate tonight, Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 6-9 at their POTLUCK. Festivities at 167 Holland Street in the Senior Room, 2nd floor.  See more details here.

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Last harvest of the Somerville City Hall Garden!
One hidden cucumber, about a dozen teeny cherry tomatoes, and many FIERY HOT chilli peppers whose heat can be tolerated only by the toughest of municipal employees.
Props to the team of gardener-employees who gave up their lunch hours to water, harvest and toil over the 32 sf of container garden flanking the City Hall entrance. This chilli pepper is for you!

Last harvest of the Somerville City Hall Garden!

One hidden cucumber, about a dozen teeny cherry tomatoes, and many FIERY HOT chilli peppers whose heat can be tolerated only by the toughest of municipal employees.

Props to the team of gardener-employees who gave up their lunch hours to water, harvest and toil over the 32 sf of container garden flanking the City Hall entrance. This chilli pepper is for you!

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Basil, peppers and eggplant, oh my!

Brandon Wilson, Director of the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission and City Hall gardener extraordinaire, shows off some of the municipal harvest.  The garden team, consisting of 5 gardeners led by an Urban Ag Ambassador takes turns watering the garden on their lunch hours and learning about container garden growing. The vegetables are added to lunches, split up among employees and talked about constantly by folks entering the building.  Who knew lunch could be so fun?!

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SOMERVILLE GARDEN CLUB is holding their annual house plant and perennial sale in Davis Square.  Come on out,  buy a plant and support the wonderful volunteer and education events they hold.  Learn more about the nearly-20-year old garden club on their website and here.

SOMERVILLE GARDEN CLUB is holding their annual house plant and perennial sale in Davis Square.  Come on out,  buy a plant and support the wonderful volunteer and education events they hold.  Learn more about the nearly-20-year old garden club on their website and here.

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Community gardens in Somerville Massachusetts?   Yeah we’ve got those!

Here are a few pictures of them, and  here’s a map of all of our parks and community gardens.

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. BASIL!
Brought to Somerville City Hall by the wonderful container garden outside.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. BASIL!

Brought to Somerville City Hall by the wonderful container garden outside.

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Backyard Havens of the Somerville Garden Club: A Self-Guided Tour
Sunday, June 9, 201311 a.m. – 4 p.m.Rain or shine$15 for a map and guide to 20 gardens
Fact:  Gardens make you happy.  So why not take a Sunday stroll to soak in the beauty in our city’s gardens?  Find out where to get your tickets on the Somerville Garden Club Website and then spend the day enjoying the lovely outdoor spaces that you never knew existed!

Backyard Havens of the Somerville Garden Club: A Self-Guided Tour

Sunday, June 9, 2013
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Rain or shine
$15 for a map and guide to 20 gardens

Fact:  Gardens make you happy.  So why not take a Sunday stroll to soak in the beauty in our city’s gardens?  Find out where to get your tickets on the Somerville Garden Club Website and then spend the day enjoying the lovely outdoor spaces that you never knew existed!

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City Hall has a new ambassador…an Urban Ag Ambassador!
Meet Abe Gore. He’s a Somerville resident who just recently completed the City’s first Somerville Urban Ag Ambassador Program.  As part of the community service component, he has become the steward of the City Hall garden.  You know…the garden on the steps of City Hall that we wrote about all last year?  With the cabbage worms?  And all the municipal employees eating healthy produce for lunch?
Abe, like all Somer’villens, is really into food, urban ag and food policy.  In fact, he just concentrated on all that in his graduate studies at the Heller School at Brandeis.  We are thrilled to have a smartypants urban farmer who is as enthusiastic about growing local food in Somerville as we are!  Welcome Abe! (now, don’t anyone tell him about those cabbage worms ;-)

City Hall has a new ambassador…an Urban Ag Ambassador!

Meet Abe Gore. He’s a Somerville resident who just recently completed the City’s first Somerville Urban Ag Ambassador Program.  As part of the community service component, he has become the steward of the City Hall garden.  You know…the garden on the steps of City Hall that we wrote about all last year?  With the cabbage worms?  And all the municipal employees eating healthy produce for lunch?

Abe, like all Somer’villens, is really into food, urban ag and food policy.  In fact, he just concentrated on all that in his graduate studies at the Heller School at Brandeis.  We are thrilled to have a smartypants urban farmer who is as enthusiastic about growing local food in Somerville as we are!  Welcome Abe! (now, don’t anyone tell him about those cabbage worms ;-)

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WOW! WOW! WOW! SOOOO COOL! KID ‘VILLENS AT THE WHITE HOUSE!

Somerville’s Healey School students help with White House garden 

Five students from the Healey School were invited to help First Lady Michelle Obama plant a White House garden. The students are active gardeners at school, where Groundwork Somerville helps to teach urban youth about where food comes from, healthy eating and urban agriculture. Groundwork Somerville maintains school gardens in every elementary school in the city!  (yeah!)  Check out more adorable picts of kids gardening on the City’s Facebook Page.

WOW! WOW! WOW! SOOOO COOL!
KID ‘VILLENS AT THE WHITE HOUSE!

Five students from the Healey School were invited to help First Lady Michelle Obama plant a White House garden. The students are active gardeners at school, where Groundwork Somerville helps to teach urban youth about where food comes from, healthy eating and urban agriculture. Groundwork Somerville maintains school gardens in every elementary school in the city!  (yeah!) 

Check out more adorable picts of kids gardening on the City’s Facebook Page.

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