Nature

Community Growing Center Reopens with Strong Eco-Friendly Focus

The Somerville Community Growing Center reopened at the end of June after renovations, offering several new spaces for locals to enjoy nature, pluck produce, and attend free events. The quarter-acre Growing Center—located near Union Square at 22 Vinal Ave.—was founded by activists in the mid-1990s on part of the former Southern Junior High School property. […]

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Going Green: Somerville’s Getting 70 New Trees This Spring

This time last year, the city was planning to cut down more than 100 trees due to an emerald ash borer infestation. Luckily, those trees haven’t come down yet—and in fact, beginning this May and June, Somerville will plant 70 trees throughout the city and implement a new watering system that uses drip irrigation bags. The initiative […]


Let’s Get Mystical

“The water is so slow that when you’re on the river, a patchwork of colorful leaves surrounds you,” says Patrick Herron. His favorite thing to do on the Mystic River—something you can only do in the autumn—is push out on the water’s surface in a kayak or canoe to look at the falling, colorful leaves. […]


First-ever AgriCultural Festival Celebrates Art, Naturally

What’s better than an art festival? Or a farm festival? How about an outdoor extravaganza that’s an art and a farm festival all in one? The Somerville Arts Council is at it again, and this time, they’re bringing you Somerville’s first ever AgriCultural festival, which will be held on Saturday, October 1 from 1 to 6 p.m. […]