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The Somerville Garden Club was founded in 1994 by a group of Somerville residents to promote home gardening as well as the horticultural possibilities of Somerville’s public spaces. Of the club’s over 200 members, many are experienced gardeners, a number are beginners, some are long-time residents, some new residents and about a third come from surrounding communities.

The Somerville Community Growing Center is much more than a community garden. Situated on a 1/4 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.

Grow Native Massachusetts is an organization that recognizes that native plants create the foundation for healthy ecological communities, and know that our world—both locally and globally—is threatened by a decrease in native plant populations and the proliferation of invasive plants. Grow Native Massachusetts encourages land conservation, planting native plants, helps to ID and remove invasive weeds, and builds the community through education and dialog.

The Ecological Landscape Alliance 

Since its founding in 1992, the Ecological Landscape Alliance has been a leader in promoting sustainable approaches to landscape design, construction, and management. ELA’s commitment to innovative ideas and evidence-based practices has made the organization both a trusted resource and a vibrant community of landscape professionals and devoted gardeners.

Purple Coneflower – New England Native plant

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