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



MILL CITY GROWS NEWS AND EVENTS



Navigation Brewing Company Hosts 5K/0K Road Race
All proceeds to benefit Mill City Grows
Saturday, September 22, 10am – 2pm

Click here to register and for full details!

Join Lowell’s own Navigation Brewing Company for their first ever 5K road race! In addition to the excitement of the race, participants will enjoy music, raffles, games, food, and of course, delicious local craft brews! Running not your thing? Support the fundraiser by registering as a 0K participant and enjoy the event from the comfort of your seat at the brewery! Sign up today and invite friends and family! View and share the event on Facebook.



Registration is NOW OPEN for our 2018 Summer / Fall Gardener Training Program Class Series: Urban Homesteading. First class is Saturday, September 15. Over the course of 4 weeks in September and October, our exciting “Urban Homesteading” GTP Series features 4 classes on these topics: mushroom growing and foraging, preserving your harvest, seed saving, and herbal remedies. Enroll for the whole series (best value) or sign up for individual classes! Click here for full details.


Mill City Grows is featured on BBC World Service Radio. Mill City Grows has gone international! Our own Rotary Club Park Community Garden is one of the feature stories on BBC World Service’s “Neighborhood” podcast series. Click here to listen to this incredible 27-minute segment, which showcases our Rotary Park Community Garden, the City of Lowell, and our gardeners. The segment is presented by the Sundance Institute and the BBC, and produced by Fork Films


Save The Date for our 7th Annual Harvest Festival: Saturday, October 13, 11am-3pm. We look forward to welcoming you to our Annual Harvest Festival at Lowell’s North Common Park! This free, family event celebrates the most abundant season and brings you closer to our thriving community of farmers and growers and Lowell’s local food movement. Enjoy live music, local food, a farmers’ market, craft activities, garden tours, and more! Click here to view and share this event on Facebook. 


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. 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!


Volunteer with Mill City Grows this fall. Our Urban Farms and Community Gardens are being prepped and harvested for the exciting season ahead! Come learn more about farming and growing in our community, enjoy a rejuvenating outdoor experience, and increase healthy food access to thousands of Lowell residents. Click here to learn more about Volunteering at Mill City Grows.


Our 2018 outdoor Mobile Market Season is in full swing. Our outdoor Mobile Market season is under way!  Click here to view our full Mobile Market Schedule and be sure to follow our Mobile Market on Facebook for updates and information. We accept cash, credit, debit, and SNAP/EBT. The state’s Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) has been reinstated — our Mobile Market is proud to participate in the HIP program!


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!