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2015 Harvest Festival: Growing Lowell’s Local Food Movement

It’s September, peak harvest season here at Mill City Grows and with it comes our annual celebration of the season – Harvest Festival! This free community event is one of our favorite days of the year, when gardeners, neighbors, food lovers and friends old and new get together and enjoy the taste, sights, smells and … Continue reading »

Mobile Freshness: The MCG Mobile Market

More often than not, affordable, freshly grown food is hard to come by, especially food grown right here in Lowell. When Mill City Grows co-founders, Francey and Lydia were starting out, they had this problem in mind, with a goal to make fresh food accessible throughout the city. What better way to do that than … Continue reading »

Sowing the Seeds for a New Chapter

Some big changes are happening at MCG! We celebrated our 4th birthday this past winter and are excited to announce that we are growing more than ever. So far this year we have been able to hire 4 new full-time employees, move to new offices, and receive our own 501C3 status as a nonprofit! We … Continue reading »

Community Garden Program Expansion

Collard greens, kale, tomatoes, eggplant, basil, green peppers . . . Vladimir Saldana was rather pleased with the bounty he harvested in his rookie gardening season. But, the growing season did not wrap-up without disappointment. “The beets and carrots didn’t grow,” Vlad sighs. As he is lamenting the fact that his carrots didn’t grow, he … Continue reading »

Mill City Grows hosts Farmers’ Market with D’Youville on August 7th!

Come on over to the Farmers’ Market at D’Youville to purchase fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs and much more! Enjoy treats from Sweet Lydia’s, prepared foods, jellies, coffee, teas and baked goods! Join us to support our local farmers! When: Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 from 3:00-6:00pm Where: D’Youville Life & Wellness Community, 981 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, … Continue reading »

GTP 2: Planning your Small Garden for Big Results

      Join us for our second workshop of the season and learn how to maximize your garden space and grow throughout the season for a great harvest! To register, email or call 978-656-1678

Mill City Grows Seed Swap- January 30th!

Are you ready for the growing season?  Have you been looking over your seed catalogs wishing they made smaller packets so your seeds wouldn’t go to waste?  Come to our Winter Seed Swap and Potluck! When: January 30, 2013, 6:30pm Where: YWCA Acre Youth Center, 41 Rock St, Lowell What: Bring your extra seeds, seed … Continue reading »

Garden Coordinator Institute

Join us and become a Garden Coordinator!!!  This six workshop series will give you a strong foundation to lead a garden!  Please email for an application or visit our Garden Coordinator Institute Page.  

So You Wanna Start a Community Garden?!? Join us on Saturday 11/10!

Our last workshop of the season will lead participants through the process of starting a Community Garden in Lowell.  We encourage all interested in starting a garden, or leading an existing garden, to join us and learn more about our upcoming Garden Coordinator Institute – coming soon in Winter 2013!