2023 Gardening Workshops

Image of woman planting leafy greens in a garden bed.

Join gardeners from Green City Growers to learn the ins and outs of urban gardening. Learn which crops to plant, and how to maintain, fertilize, and harvest them.

Come prepared to get your hands dirty and have your questions answered.

No Gardening Experience Necessary!

When: Saturdays from 2 to 3:30pm

Where: Somerville Library Lawn

For more information about the SPL's urban gardening programs, contact Kerry at keodonnell@somervillema.gov

Past Garden Workshops

Seed Starting Workshop Slides

View the slides from March 2021's seed starting workshop with Green City Growers here.

View tutorials and video workshops from March 2021 on the Somerville Public Library's YouTube channel.



The Somerville Public Library’s Food for Thought urban gardening initiative started in April 2019 with a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Our mission is to engage Somerville residents’ interest in gardening and urban agriculture, to develop their capacity to garden at home in containers and the small green spaces available in our community, and to promote and teach health and wellness through lectures and hands-on experiences. Programming is anchored by two raised bed teaching gardens installed on the library lawn and will include gardening workshops throughout the 2023 growing season.

Friends of the Somerville Public Library


This workshop series is made possible with funding by the Friends of the Somerville Public Library.


updated March 2023