Urban Gardening Programs 2021

SPL Urban Gardening Program 2021 Events

Due to social distancing guidelines, workshops will be videotaped and shared on our YouTube channel until we are safely able to meet in person. 

  • Friday, April 23: Planting Day. Learn how to wake up the garden for the season with Dani, our farmer from Green City Growers. We'll remove the winter cover, condition and fertilize the soil, and sow seeds and plant seedlings.
  • Friday, May 14
  • Friday, June 11
  • Friday July 9
  • Friday August 6
  • Friday August 27
  • Friday September 10
  • Friday September 24
  • Friday October 15: Plant garlic! Close down the garden for winter.

For more information about the SPL's urban gardening programs, contact Meg at mragland@minlib.net.

Seed Starting Workshop Slides

View the slides from our March seed starting workshop with Green City Growers here.




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 and activities for all ages throughout the 2021 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 2021