Somerville Community Growing Center
The Somerville Community Growing Center is a community garden and a center for both environmental education and cultural performances in Somerville. Initiated in 1994, it is a model for urban land use and collaboration between city government and local nonprofit and community agencies. This urban oasis was designed and built by local residents and is maintained by volunteers.
The Center provides a hands-on learning environment for local youth to learn about the natural world, science, community service and cultural issues. Teachers from Cummings and the High School use this space as an outdoor classroom. A volunteer group coordinates a full season of concerts and other events that are free to the public, in addition to educational programming.