Schoolyard Gardens Program

 
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Aug 24, 2010

Groundwork Somerville at the Farmers Market!

GoGroundworkTeens!
GoGroundworkTeens!

Groundwork Somerville youth employees will harvest and sell produce from our Schoolyard Gardens at the Union Square Farmers' Market 3 times in October!

October 2, 2010 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Come visit our booth at the market to see all the local produce and goodies we have to offer. Meet the youth involved in Groundwork’s programs and learn about everything they do throughout the city!

October 16, 2010 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Come visit our booth at the market to see all the local produce and goodies we have to offer. Meet the youth involved in Groundwork’s programs and learn about everything they do throughout the city!

October 30, 2010 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Come visit the gang at the “ultra-LOCAL” booth at the market to see all the local produce and goodies we have to offer. Meet the youth involved in Groundwork’s programs and learn about everything they do throughout the city! Help us celebrate the close to an incredible market season.

This will be a GREAT time! Let's have fun :)

Jun 9, 2010

Schoolyard Garden Clubs end this week!

SoilCycle in the Rain!
SoilCycle in the Rain!

Hi folks!

Sorry for the delay in reports - We've been flooded here in Massachusetts!

Regardless of the flooding, our gardens have been thriving! We've been able to rebuild our Kennedy School Garden and create a beautiful walking path as well as a functional and accessible bed. We've been working diligently to create compost bins and raised beds at all of our sites. Our planting has been very successful as we have worked closely with all of our after school garden clubs!

Speaking of the clubs, they end this week! A BIG thank you goes out to all of our amazing teachers, principals, club leaders, volunteers, interns and staff for making this our most successful year yet.

Please check out the website to see just how much fun we've had at our schoolyard gardens.

Jan 25, 2010

Maple Syrup in Somerville!

The Maple Syrup Project has begun!

Each winter for the past eight years, sap has been collected in this New England city (most densely-populated in New England, as a matter of fact) just around the time that it dips below freezing at night and above freezing during the daytime.

For the past two years, GWS has been in lead of the charge to collect sap and boil it down for extremely local syrup! In collaboration with the Friends of the Community Growing Center, Tufts University and the Somerville Public Schools, we will teach science lessons, boil down over 80 gallons of sap to syrup, and engage hundreds of community residents in this wonderful event!

Join us from March-12-14 at the Community Growing Center (22 Vinal Ave, Somerville) to see firsthand what it's all about!

Sep 29, 2009

Schoolyard Gardens after-school at most Somerville schools!

2nd graders at the Maple Syrup Boil Down!
2nd graders at the Maple Syrup Boil Down!

Thanks to the generous support of our community and our supporters across the country, GWS is now coordinating after-school garden programs at the following local schools:

Kennedy School Healey School East Somerville Community School Winter Hill Community School Prospect Hill Academy Lower School West Somerville Neighborhood School Argenziano School

Thank you for your help!

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Groundwork Somerville

Somerville, MA United States

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