Green Team members are now responsible for ensuring that local residents' compostable materials are picked up weekly as part of our newest program, Somerville Soil Cycle, our resident compost pick-up program.
The youth team is responsible for: picking up the compostable materials ON BIKE, by pulling a bike cart full of buckets behind them; maintaining the compost bins at a local garden space; and doing outreach for the program.
This successful program currently has 12 subscribers for the winter months, with the goal of engaging at least 30 come summer.
Groundwork Somerville is now leading 97after-school clubs in Somerville! We are happy to be at the following schools:
Prospect Hill Academy
Thank you so much to the schools for supporting us and allowing us to lead important educational sessions with students in Somerville's elementary schools! Please check out website for more information: www.GroundworkSomerville.org
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Just wanted to let you know that the Groundwork Somerville Green Team has officially begun their parks and playgrounds assessments! After finishing their own assessment tool, which includes people counts, access to healthy foods, and condition of equipment, they have begun assessing playgrounds, to be completed this year! In 2010, they will continue with the parks in Somerville. Stay tuned for information regarding our April presentation to the City of Somerville.
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