Every winter, with our partners at the Community Growing Center, the Somerville Public Schools, and Tufts University, Groundwork Somerville taps local maple trees and collect the sap. Simultaneously, GWS staff and community volunteers teach a four-week arts and science curriculum to second graders at several public schools. The season culminates with a spectacular two-day boil-down event held at the Somerville Community Growing Center. Metal shop students from Somerville High made the evaporator pan and maintain all the equipment each year. The syrup is used at local pancake breakfasts, given as thank-you gifts to community partners, and sold at the GWS stand at the Union Square Farmers’ Market.
Recruitment for 2011 Maple Educators has begun! The 2011 Maple Syrup Project education component will run from Jan 21st-March 5th. Do you have several hours free during the school day on a weekly basis, care about trees or the environment, and like to work with elementary students? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or reserve a spot.
Save the date: the 2011 Boil Down is scheduled to happen on the weekend of March 5th at the Somerville Community Growing Center!
Join us on December 5th at The Independent in Union Square for the second annual Maple Syrup Project Fundraiser! Brunch will be served from 10am-4pm on Saturday and 20% of proceeds will be donated to the Somerville Maple Syrup Project! The seasonal menu will feature maple-inspired offerings such as Maple sausage Belgian waffle, Maple pancake breakfast wrap with scrambled eggs and bacon, French toast with honey crisp apple compote, and much more. Seating is limited so reservations are highly recommended! Call 617-628-9988 and identify yourself as a supporter of Groundwork Somerville and The Maple Syrup Project.
To learn more about the Maple Syrup Project, please click here.
To view a flier for this fundraiser event, please click MSP Brunch Flyer 2011. Thank you in advance for helping to spread the word!
To RSVP and invite friends, please visit the facebook event here.