Green Team

by Groundwork Somerville, Inc.
Green Team
Green Team

Well folks, it's true - the Green Team is over for the summer! After an amazing seven weeks of biking around the city, visiting farms, designing a new garden, harvesting and maintaining four garden spaces, and organizing an amazing youth summit, we are done!

The good news is that the fall Green Team begins in just a few weeks! You'll be able to see us STILL riding bikes, assisting Groundwork Lawrence at their Spicket River Clean-up (September 11, Lawrence MA), visiting Groundwork Springfield for a service day, and hosting a series of educational energy efficiency fairs!

We can't wait to get going again and appreciate all of the support you've been able to give us over the past year.



National Park Preservers on the river
National Park Preservers on the river

Our newly revamped Green Team program starts on Tuesday!

We are so excited to be able to bring on 18 (yes, that's right 18!) high school students this summer who will focus on three topics: Urban Agriculture, Sustainable Landscaping and Community Planning

Each team is also staffed with a Supervisor and a young Assistant Supervisor (2 of the 3 are past Green Team members!).

Watch out for the bikes, green t-shirts and smiling faces as you are walking through Somerville this summer.

We are also starting our FIRST EVER Mystic River Green Team, supervised by our past National Park Preserver job training team member Joey Baldassari. Watch out for the BRIGHT ORANGE t-shirts on the river as you drive by all summer.

On the river
On the river


Green Team assessing parks in Somerville
Green Team assessing parks in Somerville

Well it's that time again - time to hire our THREE 6-person Green Teams. This year we are focusing on three ideas:

1) Urban Agriculture 2) Community land-use planning 3) Sustainable Agriculture

In partnership with the Somerville Housing Authority, the Minute Man National Historical Park, the Somerville Community Growing Center and Community Corridor Planning (another collaborative program of Groundwork Somerville), we will be working 20 hours each week for seven weeks creating sustainable communities!

Congratulations to our THREE Supervisors and THREE Assistant Supervisors (one Tufts student and two former Green Teamers). We are so excited to move forward with an amazing summer of building sustainable communities through partnership!


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.

Green Team in a park!
Green Team in a park!

Hi folks!

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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Groundwork Somerville, Inc.

Location: Somerville, MA - USA
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Groundwork Somerville, Inc.
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