Tareila Missions Grant Program

Stuart Cogswell was the caretaker of the greenhouses in the 1950's serving the campus of Tewksbury Hospital. After being awarded the Tareila Mission's Grant from Tewksbury Congregational Church, we were able to purchase a seeding cart and seeds to follow his handwritten seeding journal from 1953-1954. GROW is elated to keep the history of these historic landmark greenhouses alive.


GROW has collaborated with the non-profit organization, Power of Flowers Project! We have joined forces to spread joy in the only way we know how...flowers! Since the Covid-19 pandemic, Power of Flowers Project is receiving a decrease in flower donations.   GROW has agreed to supplement flowers by seeding, growing and donating flowers to their organization so their volunteers can continue their important work.  It’s a WIN - WIN for all!!


In September we launched GROW LAB, an educational resource for the students at Centerpoint's teen program. As Centerpoint is a DMH locked facility GROW wished to provide an inclusive program for the residents that could not access the benefits of our greenhouses.Our classes meet twice a week to created a resident chosen growing project. This season... we're making pickles! 


In July we welcomed back two adult resident volunteers whose carpentry skills rewarded us with several new raised beds and lots of bragging rights. August saw the power-washing of our  "Open-Air Greenhouse" structuce by residents of centerpoint's teen program,moving up the shrub plantings by a full season. Adapt and thive.