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17th Annual Harvest Festival
October 1, 2011 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Friends of the Somerville Community Growing Center invite friends old and new to come celebrate this year’s bounty at our 17th annual Harvest Festival at 22 Vinal Ave. This annual event, running from 1pm to 5:30pm on October 1st, allows us to honor the joys of the growing season and sharing time together.
Attendees of all ages are invited to participate in apple pressing, butter making, pumpkin decorating, and nature activities for kids from 1-4pm. Music from the Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society will entertain guests from 4-5:30pm. Come support the Growing Center’s facilities and programming by bidding on our small but select Silent Auction. It’s guaranteed to have something for everybody, from a tour of Formaggio’s cheese cave for you and 3 friends, a private tarot card reading session, an Eat More Kale T-shirt of your choice, and more! In the event of rain, the Harvest Festival and Silent Auction will take place on October 2 from 1-4 pm.
The Somerville Community Growing Center is much more than a community garden. Situated on a ¼ acre of gently sloped hillside near Union Square, the site has become 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. Check out our website at www.thegrowingcenter.org to find out more about the Growing Center and learn about other programming and events that happen at this unique outdoor site.
For more information on the Harvest Festival: Lisa at (617) 666-2969 or info[at]thegrowingcenter.org
For more information on the Silent Auction Fundraiser: Marla at marla217[at]yahoo.com
For up-to-date event updates: https://www.facebook.com/somervillecommunitygrowingcenter