Food For Thought

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

 

Programs for Adults and teens 13+

June 8, 2pm, Central Library, 79 Highland Ave. Green City Growers Gardening Workshop

A Green City Growers farmer will lead a hands-on workshop during which you'll learn when and what to plant, how to maintain, fertilize, and harvest successful crops. Wear comfortable clothes and get ready to get your hands dirty! No registration required.

July 11, Central Library, 79 Highland Ave. How to Cook Fresh Produce with Chef J.J. Gonson from Cuisine en Locale. Register Here!

July 20, 2pm, Central Library, 79 Highland Ave. Green City Growers Gardening Workshop

Hands-on workshop with our Green City Growers farmer. No registration required.

August 17, 2pm, Central Library , 79 Highland Ave. Green City Growers Gardening Workshop

Hands-on workshop with our Green City Growers farmer. No registration required.

September 12, 7pm, Central Library, 79 Highland Ave. Preserve your Garden’s Bounty with Chef J.J. Gonson from Cuisine en Locale
 

Programs for Kids

June 22, 10am, Central Library, 79 Highland Ave. Groundwork Somerville Gardening For the Whole Family Workshop

Learn how to make gardening fun and inclusive for your little ones! A farmer from Groundwork Somerville will lead this hands-on, all ages gardening workshop. Wear comfortable clothes and get ready to get your hands dirty! No registration required.

July 10, 3pm, Central Library, 79 Highland Ave. Healthy Eating Storytime

Join us for a healthy eating storytime with an edible veggie snack craft! No registration required.

July 30, 3pm, East Branch Library, 115 Broadway Garden Storytime

Join us for a garden-themed storytime! No registration required.

September 20, 11am, West Branch at Somerville Community Baptist Church, 31 College Ave. Plant and Growing Storytime No registration required.

September 25, 3pm, Central Library, 79 Highland Ave. Harvest themed storytime with edible craft activity No registration required.

The Somerville Public Library’s Food for Thought urban gardening initiative is a grant-funded project to engage our 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 includes a community planting day, gardening and cooking workshops and activities for all ages throughout the 2019 growing season.

Food for Thought is  brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.