Kendall Center Garden

Join your community outside in Kendall Square to help plant, maintain and harvest the Kendall Center Garden! Learn how to grow-your-own with professional assistance from Green City Growers’ urban farmers. Weekly sessions are held weekly at the Kendall Roof Garden!

The garden is open to the public and free for all participants. Tasks geared to all skill levels, no change of clothes is necessary!

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Cooking Demos at the Kendall Center Roof

For the past few weeks, Chef Joe Gatto has been teaching free cooking demos at the Kendall Center Rooftop Garden, using fresh produce from the garden! There’s only one left — next Wednesday August 10th at 6 PM.

The event is free, but space is limited. Be sure to sign up at the Kendall Center website! And remember, free gardening classes are held every Wednesday from noon to one.

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May 4th: A Kendall Center Garden Update

Hi Kendall Square folks! A quick update on all things gardening at Kendall Square. We’ve planted in a number of spring crops — lots of greens like lettuce and chard — as well as herbs, peas, carrots and more. Pretty soon we’ll be getting into the summer crops, and we’ll be “re-launching” the Kendall Square garden in the beginning of June. Stay tuned for more details.

The South Park gardens will be moving to a new home at CityPoint in the next few weeks, so moving forward we will be hosting weekly programs at the roof garden!

April 13: Getting the Rooftop Garden Ready!

This week at the Kendall Center rooftop garden, we enjoyed some bright, sunny weather. We planted and seeded in a number of different crops: bok choy, broccoli, carrots, dill, nasturtiums (which are an edible flower!), kale, lavender, lettuce, parsley, radishes, rosemary, and violas. Many spring crops, like radishes, have a relatively short growing cycle, which means that they will be ready for harvest in less than a month! On the flip side crops like kale can be planted in in the spring and, if properly maintained, continually harvested from throughout the entire growing season!

As a note, the garden sessions at South Park are temporarily on hold! Please stay tuned to this blog, and we will be sure to let you know when sessions resume. Thank you for your understanding!

End of 2015 Update

foodforfreeThanks to the efforts of our volunteers at the Kendall Center gardens, we grew and donated hundreds of pounds of produce for donation to Food For Free! The Food For Free organization obtains fresh food and distributes it within the local emergency food system where it can reach those in need. Their Produce Rescue program now serves 80+ food programs each year, including not only pantries, meals, and shelters, but also day care centers, after-school programs, clinics, and drop-in centers. Thank you again for a great year, and we look forward to seeing you all this spring!