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Sun and Shade Gardening
84 Packard Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
Sun and Shade Gardening is an organic gardening company based in Somerville. The company offers clients an array ofMore services including gardening consultations and coaching, garden design and garden planting and maintenance. The company also offers custom window boxes and plant containers. For further inquiries, phone Sun and Shade Gardening.
Glen Community Garden
Glen St & Oliver St, Somerville, MA 02145

The city's nine community gardens mean Somervillians who long to garden don't have to go without homegrown tomatoesMore and other garden delights–even if most of us have postage-stamp-sized yards (or perhaps just a stoop). Volunteer garden coordinators manage each garden. They assign personal garden plots to interested green thumbs and organize bulk compost purchases. Gardeners pay a small fee (usually under $25 per year) and then can plant whatever they like in their plot be it flowers, herbs or vegetables.

All gardeners share upkeep of the garden pathways and compost bins, but plots are private: if you grow it, only you (and the occasional raccoon) pick it.

Every city resident is eligible for a plot, but wait lists can be lengthy. The gardens are managed by the city's Conservation Commission and overseen by a citywide garden coordinator. To sign up for any garden, contact the coordinator at the number above. If you have land to offer for a new garden, talk to the coordinator as well.

Bikeway Community Garden
Winslow Ave & Clifton St, Somerville, MA 02144

The city's nine community gardens mean Somervillians who long to garden don't have to go without homegrown tomatoesMore and other garden delights–even if most of us have postage-stamp-sized yards (or perhaps just a stoop). Volunteer garden coordinators manage each garden. They assign personal garden plots to interested green thumbs and organize bulk compost purchases. Gardeners pay a small fee (usually under $25 per year) and then can plant whatever they like in their plot be it flowers, herbs or vegetables.

All gardeners share upkeep of the garden pathways and compost bins, but plots are private: if you grow it, only you (and the occasional raccoon) pick it.

Every city resident is eligible for a plot, but wait lists can be lengthy. The gardens are managed by the city's Conservation Commission and overseen by a citywide garden coordinator. To sign up for any garden, contact the coordinator at the number above. If you have land available for a new garden, talk to the coordinator as well.

 

 

Allen Street Community Garden
29 Allen St, Somerville, MA 02143

The city's nine community gardens mean Somervillians who long to garden don't have to go without homegrown tomatoesMore and other garden delights–even if most of us have postage-stamp-sized yards (or perhaps just a stoop). Volunteer garden coordinators manage each garden. They assign personal garden plots to interested green thumbs and organize bulk compost purchases. Gardeners pay a small fee (usually under $25 per year) and then can plant whatever they like in their plot be it flowers, herbs or vegetables.

All gardeners share upkeep of the garden pathways and compost bins, but plots are private: if you grow it, only you (and the occasional raccoon) pick it.

Every city resident is eligible for a plot, but wait lists can be lengthy. The gardens are managed by the city's Conservation Commission and overseen by a citywide garden coordinator. To sign up for any garden, contact the coordinator at the number above. Individuals and businesses with land available for a new garden should contact the coordinator as well.

Weinmayer Associates
7 South St, Somerville, MA 02143
Weinmayer Associates is an architectural firm located in Somerville, Mass. Individual interested in renovatingMore their home and garden should call for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Osgood Park
6 Osgood St, Somerville, MA 02143
This colorful park and playground spills over onto two sides of Osgood Street. On the right side, you'll find swings forMore toddlers and big kids, as well as a swing seat for children with special needs. Across the street, a large jungle gym with slides and climbing equipment sits next to a water spray n' play area. Picnic tables and benches ring the larger part of the park. Parents can introduce curious kids to the idea of gardening here as well. The Osgood Community Gardens One and "Too" sit next to the park and kids can peek through the fence at the flower and vegetable beds.
Homegrown
1, Somerville, MA 02144
Homegrown is a Somerville based consulting service specializing in design and planning for residential and publicMore gardens. Services available include site planning for the maximization of available space, vegetable plotting, container planting and assistance in nurturing seasonal flowers. 
Cypress Landscapes
170 School St, Somerville, MA 02145
Cypress Landscapes is a lawn gardening and design company, offering maintenance, installation and development servicesMore to residents of Somerville. They are located on the corner of School Street and Richdale Avenue. To view a portfolio of their past projects, be sure to visit their web site.
Jerry's Underground
19 Tufts St, Somerville, MA 02145
Jerry's Underground ispart open-air up-market salon, part game preserve, and part garden party. Featured in USAMore Today and several other news sources, this hair salon also has a National Wildlife Certification protecting the various birds that flutter around the attached (and immaculate) garden. The salon itself has Italian tile and luxe seating; huge folding glass doors can be crimped into the corners on nice days allowing the salon to spill out into the bird-and-flower-filled courtyard. With 40 years of salon experience, owner Jerry was once known as the "Rocky Balboa of hairstyling" back when he was the only one-man shop in Harvard Square, fighting against the larger franchise operations. The atmosphere is relaxed at Underground, which is also attached to the owner's home. Famous, skilled and having fun with life, a more enthusiastic business owner is hard to find in Somerville. 
Groundwork Somerville
21 Rev Nazareno Properzi Way, Somerville, MA 02143

Founded in 2000 by local residents, Groundwork Somerville's mission is to educate youth about the environment.More Through their healthy education, green jobs and sustainable community programs, this nonprofit supports farmers markets, national parks and urban schoolyard gardens.

Originally serving only younger children, the curriculum has expanded to include a high school jobs and internships initiative as well as a program for 18-28-year-olds. Every public Somerville elementary school has a school garden created via Groundwork programs. Recently the group also spearheaded a cleanup project of invasive water chestnuts along the Mystic River.

Executive director Jennifer Lawrence is always accepting new volunteers of all ages. Call or e-mail for more information.

Kmart
77 Middlesex Ave, Somerville, MA 02145
Kmart looms large as one of the anchor stores at the Assembly Square Marketplace.  Since Kmart was acquired byMore Sears, it has been offering all Sears brand names, including Craftsman tools and Kenmore appliances. This location has a lawn & garden department that sometimes spreads out to the open-air section facing the parking lot.  Beyond that, you will find a great selection of adult and children's clothes, automotive accessories, sporting goods, toys and jewelry.  Make sure your kids' hair is combed and get their picture taken at the Olan Mills Portrait Studio, located inside the store.
Acupuncture Alternative Care
117 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
Nestled in a fenced-in garden of flowers, Acupuncture Alternative Care offers acupuncture and Chinese medicine to helpMore clients heal from stress, phobias, anxiety, allergies and acute illnesses like the flu. The facility was founded in 1994 by owner Patricia Crawford, who holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in acupuncture. She blends ancient remedies like acupuncture with new stress-assessment software, allowing her to monitor patients' treatments and provide them with comprehensive care. Treatments are by appointment only and cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance.
West Somerville Neighborhood School
177 Powder House Blvd, Somerville, MA 02144

This newly renovated, state-of-the-art K-8 school is home to over 320 students, including a whip-smart ScienceMore Olympiad Team that makes a habit of winning state prizes. The school's location near Tuft's University creates opportunities for joint programs. A very active PTA hosts events and fundraisers as well as Family Nights to draw the school community together. Meanwhile, the school itself "places a strong emphasis on differentiated instruction and inclusion in the classroom for all students."

Outside, the modern building is flanked by a school garden out front, a playground on the side, and a black-top area behind the school for outdoor exercise. The school is an international demonstration site for the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, a nonprofit program that aims to help students set goals and achieve them. The social-emotional curriculum, Second Step, is also taught to students in grades K-6. Numerous after-school activities are also offered.

Principal Thelma Davis leads the school. Test scores are available on the school's website and here.

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