Food For Thought


Join us for gardening, cooking, and kids programs this summer!

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 and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Our mission is to engage Somerville residents’ expressed 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 and cooking workshops and activities for all ages throughout the 2020 growing season.

Check out this mini-documentary of highlights from our first growing season, courtesy of our community partners, Somerville Media Center.