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Join Us In Growing A More Sustainable CommUNITY

Welcome to Mill City Grows! We’re dedicated to growing a healthier Lowell through creating urban food production sites throughout the city and providing the tools for safe urban growing!

 

Get ready for the growing season! 

Our Annual Seed Swap will be Saturday, April 7 from 11am – 2pm at Mill City Grows Headquarters. Save the date and swap some seeds with local growers and gardeners! CLICK HERE to view & share our Facebook event.

 


MILL CITY GROWS NEWS & EVENTS


“Antibiotics, Farming, and the Future of Food” – a Book Talk by Maryn McKennaWednesday, February 28 @ 6pm. Join Mill City GrowsSustainable UMass Lowell, and LTC Lowell in welcoming author and journalist Maryn McKenna to Lowell! McKenna will talk antibiotics, farming, and the future of our food industries as showcased in her new book “Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats.” FREE and open to the public! CLICK HERE to view and share this event on Facebook.


Join our Mill City Grows Team — We’re HIRING. Be on the front lines of food justice in #Lowell! Our growing team seeks a Market Apprentice and TWO Farm Apprentices for the 2018 season. We’re also accepting applications for our FoodCorps team members. CLICK HERE to view these exciting current job postings!


Announcing a NEW Garden Coordinator Institute partnership! Mill City Grows is proud to announce our new partnership with the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell who will join us as co-presenter of this year’s Gardener Coordinator Institute (GCI). CLICK HERE to read the official press release on this exciting new partnership.


Join our Perennial Partner Program and grow with us year-round. Support citywide healthy food access by becoming a Perennial Partner through a monthly gift to Mill City Grows. Your recurring online donation is secure and flexible, and you choose the amount you wish to give each month.  As a Perennial Partner, you will also receive a selection of thank you gifts to remind you of your year-round commitment to creating a more food just community. Click here for details on how to become a Perennial Partner today!


2018 Annual Event Sponsorship opportunities are now open. Deepen your commitment to our local food system by joining Lowell’s growing fresh food movement as an Annual Event Sponsor. Benefits of Sponsorship include complimentary tickets to our Farm to Cocktail Party, publicity opportunities, and much more. Click here to learn more about Annual Event Sponsorship and to view our Sponsorship levels.


Visit our Mobile Market every Thursday at the Lowell Senior Center, starting November 30. Our Mobile Market will now be at the Lowell Senior Center from 2-4pm every Thursday starting on November 30. We will also continue selling at The Farm Market every Sunday at Mill No. 5 from 11am-3pm year-round. Follow our Mobile Market on Facebook for updates and information. We accept cash, credit, debit, and SNAP/EBT.


Save The Date! Mill City Grows’ Annual Farm to Cocktail PartyThursday, June 21, 5pm-8:30pm. The freshest party of the summer season combines live entertainment, farm-inspired food and cocktails, and the vibrant spirit of community! Celebrate our region’s local food movement while supporting food equity in the City of Lowell. Click here for more information.


Give back while you shop with “Amazon Smile.” Enjoy your online shopping while giving back to MCG! Please support Mill City Grows by using our Amazon Smile link, and .5% of the price of your purchase will be donated to Mill City Grows!


Mill City Grows: a social innovator.  Mill City Grows was selected as one of five of Root Cause’s 2014 Social Innovators! Mill City Grows is representing the Sustainability in Our Communities: Building Greener and Healthier Cities Track. Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum provides a unique opportunity for innovative nonprofit organizations and social enterprises to gain visibility, expand their networks, and build capacity.


Thank You!
Thank you for your interest in our work and please let us know if you have any questions at info[at]millcitygrows[dot]org.

Mill City Grows is fostering Food Justice in Lowell.  We create urban food production sites and support Lowell residents with the knowledge and resources to grow their own food or purchase locally grown food!