MILL CITY GROWS LAUNCHES 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WITH FREE COMMUNITY SEED SWAP ON SATURDAY, MARCH 19, FROM 10AM TO 1PM
MCG’s “10 Events Celebrating 10 Years” series commemorates the organization’s milestone anniversary in 2022
[LOWELL, MA] – Lowell-based non-profit Mill City Grows (MCG) will host its Annual Seed Swap in person and outdoors on Saturday, March 19, from 10am to 1pm, in the parking lot at 19 Hall Street in Lowell. Event attendees are invited to select from and take home a variety of flower, fruit, herb, and vegetable seeds for their personal, school, or community gardens. The event is free and open to the public, and there is no cost for seeds. Attendees are welcome to bring their own saved seeds to share, but this is not necessary for participation. For the additional safety of the community, all staff and attendees are required to wear masks and be respectful of personal space. In case of inclement weather, Seed Swap will be moved to Saturday, April 9, from 10am to 1pm, at the same location. Event updates will be posted on the 2022 Seed Swap Facebook Event and at MillCityGrows.org.
Mill City Grows’ Seed Swap is the first of 10 signature events throughout the City of Lowell commemorating MCG’s 10-Year Anniversary. Mill City Grows started as a single community garden in Lowell’s Rotary Park. After a decade of working with residents, businesses, and city officials, MCG now manages 24 school and community gardens, more than five acres of Urban Farm land, and a range of food distribution and food education programs that engage over 15,000 residents per year. Mill City Grows is committed to ensuring that local foods, from our own urban farms and sourced from other regional growers, is accessible to residents of all income levels.
For more information and to view Mill City Grows’ 10th Anniversary Event Series lineup, please visit MillCityGrows.org/10th-anniversary-events.
The Annual Seed Swap and MCG’s 10th Anniversary Celebration is made possible by the generosity of Mill City Grows’ 2022 Annual Sponsors: Nancy L Donahue, Microdesk, Plenus Group, Inc., and Verizon Foundation. MCG is a recipient of the Cummings Foundation $25 Million Grant Program.
About Mill City Grows
For the past 10 years, Mill City Grows (MCG) has worked towards food justice in Lowell, Massachusetts, using the following strategies and programs: education in and out of schools, supporting community leadership through community gardens, increasing urban agriculture through urban farming, implementing a mobile market, and empowering people to produce their own food. MCG infuses food production spaces with food education to support their belief that a community that understands how to grow, access, and prepare healthy food will have better quality of life and deeper investment in their local environment. Visit MillCityGrows.org to learn more, and follow MCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Katherine Davis, Mill City Grows Director of Development