Schoolyard Gardens Program

$14,084 $20,916
Raised Remaining
May 10, 2011

Groundwork Somerville Schoolyard Gardens Update!

SomerGreen Festival 2011
SomerGreen Festival 2011

When folks ask us how things are going in the school gardens, we answer, “Busy!”

  • Twenty one 2nd and 3rd graders gathered in the Growing Center from April 19th-22nd for the “Spring into Action!” April Vacation program.  They planted veggies, stayed warm with a lot of running and active play, visited Gaining Ground Farm in Concord, and prepared their own healthy lunches.  Check out the photos and recipe book available on the program page.
  • Twelve “Dig Spring!” after school Garden Clubs are in full swing at nine sites across the city!  Students have kept busy planting seeds, examining flowers, pretending to be pollinators, beautifying their school grounds, and playing plenty of garden-themed running games.  Our last day of after school programming is June 10th.
  • Summer plans are starting to solidify – keep your eyes on our calendar to find out about eco-themed children’s workshops at the libraries this summer.  They will be free and open to the public thanks to the Friends of the Somerville Public Library.  If you run childrens’ programming and would like to host a Groundwork Somerville nature-themed workshop, contact!
  • Want to learn more about the school gardens? Check out our program’s page.

Thank you for all of your support! Please spread the word about this amazing program and continue to support creating a more sustainable Somerville!


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Groundwork Somerville

Somerville, MA United States

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