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.
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!
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?!
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.
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!
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 ;-)
WOW! WOW! WOW! SOOOO COOL!
KID ‘VILLENS AT THE WHITE HOUSE!
Green City Growers teaching about growing food in the city.
OHHHH YEAH. SOMERVILLE URBAN AMBASSADORS PROGRAM. SPREADING THE LOVE. READ ABOUT IT IN THE SOMERVILLE BEAT!