Groundwork Somerville strives to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment through the development of community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.

  


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Green Team
Green Team
Mobile Farmers Market
Mobile Farmers Market
Schoolyard Gardens
Schoolyard Gardens
South Street Farm
South Street Farm
Maple Syrup Project
Maple Syrup Project

Maple Syrup Project

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Each year at the end of January, we tap local maple trees, collect sap, and host a 2-day public boil-down event turning that sap into tasty syrup. Volunteer educators visit 2nd-grade classes to teach a 4-week curriculum about trees and maple syrup. Educators also lead maple-themed workshops at the public libraries and other venues. Save the date: This year’s Boil Down Festival will be on March 9th!!

Gala

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Join us this special once-a-year night when we clean off the dirt, get dressed up, and celebrate the amazing accomplishments of the past year, while raising money for the big year ahead and toasting to our amazing volunteers and interns who have put so much effort in over the past 12 months. They’ve planted seeds, boiled syrup and built beds, and are ready to do it again this year! We’ll be celebrating all night with live music by Hornography, prizes, and beer samples.

Worms and Composting

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SoilCycle is a community composting initiative run by Groundwork Somerville’s youth employees that reduces waste and encourages environmental stewardship. The project provides a youth-led, bike-powered, eco-friendly waste management option for residences and small businesses in the city of Somerville through weekly pickups of their compostable materials. After a highly successful pilot year, the SoilCycle team is proud to announce the Grand Relaunch of the project.