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!



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.

Mill City Grows’ “Talk Back” event at Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s Native Gardens: Thursday, September 13, 7:30-9:30pm. Merrimack Repertory Theatre and MCG are partnering for a one-night only, post-show “talk back” event for MRT’s Native Gardens performance on Sept. 13. Mill City Grows staff and community gardeners will be present to discuss the play’s themes of community and how gardens can help bridge cultural and generational divides. All are invited to join us for this special night of theater and community! Click here to learn more about the production and to purchase tickets. 

Read our August press release featuring our Youth Food Justice Program Farm Field Trips. Our Urban Farms are a great space for learning more about Lowell, urban farming, fresh food, and our local food economy! Our August press release showcases our Farm Field Trips, part of our Youth Food Justice Program. Click here to read the full press release (PDF). 

Support our Summer Youth Food Justice (J-Squad) Program. Help us grow our next generation of Food Justice Ambassadors and give a gift to this exciting summer experiential program that brings food education to local youth in our farms, gardens, and community! Click here to learn more about this program and to make a gift TODAY.

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 summer. Our Urban Farms and Community Gardens are being prepped and harvested for the exciting summer season! 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!