Mill City Grows: Cultivating Rich Community Connections Through Food
Thanks to your dedication and generosity, Mill City Grows continues to unite our diverse community through locally grown food. Our Food Access and Education Programs forge meaningful, interpersonal relationships that improve the emotional and physical well-being of Lowell residents of all ages.
Our organization is rooted in the idea that when people gather to grow, cook, and share wholesome food, amazing things can happen. This work is only made possible through your collaboration, inspiration, and enduring support! Please join us as we embark on a new year of cultivating rich community connections through food!
MILL CITY GROWS NEWS & EVENTS
Mill City Grows Headquarters is relocating to Lowell’s historic Wannalancit Mills as of April 1, 2019! Click here to read the full press release.
Mill City Grows Mobile Market is on temporary hiatus until Sunday, April 7. Due to our anticipated office move, our Mobile Market will NOT be present at The Farm Market at Mill No. 5 until Sunday, April 7. Be sure to follow our Mobile Market on Facebook for updates and information. We accept cash, credit, debit, and SNAP/EBT.
“Toss It Up” for Mill City Grows at Warp and Weft during March and April. Support fresh food access while enjoying food and drink at one of Lowell’s favorite spots! Visit Warp and Weft in March and April and toss up a bill or two onto their ceiling — all cash that “sticks” to the ceiling will be donated to Mill City Grows! Join us for our special “Drag Me To Bingo” events on Tuesdays, April 9 and 23, for more fun and giveaways to benefit food access in Lowell!
Join us for our Annual Seed Swap / Saturday, April 6 – 11am to 2pm. Swap some seeds and gardening know-hows with local gardeners and growers while making new community connections! We’ll have over 1,000 seed packets available — come peruse and take home something special for your garden. Feel free to bring your unused seeds for swapping and sharing! Our Annual Seed Swap is FREE and open to the public! View this event on Facebook.
Registration is now open for our 2019 Gardener Training Program (GTP) Spring Series. Our 5-week GTP Class Series will cover a variety of topics, including building a healthy soil, seeding and transplanting, square foot gardening, garden planning, organic pest & disease management, and more! Click here for full details and to register. Registration deadline is Friday, April 5.
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 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!