Advertise in our Greening the City Gala Program!

March 30th, 2010

I want to invite you to put an advertisement in our 3rd annual Greening the City Gala and Silent Art Auction Program! A fast and easy way to get the word out about your business to hundred of eco-friendly residents!

We need all advertisements in a high quality jpeg by Monday, April 26th at 5pm.

The details follow:

Dimensions (may change slightly):
Full page is 4×5 = $400
Half is 2 x 4 = $250
1/4 is biz card size (app. 1.75 x 2) = $150
Back Cover = $1,000 (great opportunity for sharing with other orgs/businesses!)

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Greening the City Gala updates!

What: Third Annual Greening the City Gala and Silent Art Auction
When: Saturday, May 8th, 2010, 7-11pm
Where: Arts at the Armory, Highland Ave, Somerville
What: Benefit for Groundwork Somerville
Price: $40, with $5 going towards first art bid
Light dinner included. Cash Bar.

Please join us for this third annual benefit for Groundwork Somerville! This night will definitely satisfy your need for FUN, great MUSIC,magnificent ART and delicious FOOD! Evening includes musical performances by Mark Santoro, Saladin Islam and The Pretty Pennies;food by Basil Tree, Lyndell’s and Dave’s Fresh Pasta; and art by Jeff Fullerton, Anna O’Neal and Chris Elsasser (to name a few!); Cash Bar.Other auction items include RED SOX TICKETS, gift certificates to local businesses, great gift items and services, such as massage and dental work!

Also, keynote speaker and Golden Trowel Award winner Patti Moreno – Garden Girl! The first ever Innovative Community Partner Award given to the Somerville Housing Authority!

Groundwork Somerville up for Ashoka’s Changemakers Award!

March 29th, 2010

GWS up for Ashoka’s changemaker award! Check out our project, Sustainable Urban Food at: http://www.changemakers.com/en-us/node/70064.

Vote for us and give us a better chance of winning

Greening the City Gala updates!

March 25th, 2010

What: Third Annual Greening the City Gala and Silent Art Auction
When: Saturday, May 8th, 2010, 7-11pm
Where: Arts at the Armory, Highland Ave, Somerville
What: Benefit for Groundwork Somerville
Price: $40, with $5 going towards first art bid
Light dinner included. Cash Bar.

Please join us for this third annual benefit for Groundwork Somerville! This night will definitely satisfy your need for FUN, great MUSIC,magnificent ART and delicious FOOD! Evening includes musical performances by Mark Santoro, Saladin Islam and The Pretty Pennies;food by Basil Tree, Lyndell’s and Dave’s Fresh Pasta; and art by Jeff Fullerton, Anna O’Neal and Chris Elsasser (to name a few!); Cash Bar.Other auction items include RED SOX TICKETS, gift certificates to local businesses, great gift items and services, such as massage and dental work!

Also, keynote speaker and Golden Trowel Award winner Patti Moreno – Garden Girl! The first ever Innovative Community Partner Award given to the Somerville Housing Authority!

Tai Dinnan presents at BNAN Gardeners’ Gathering

March 24th, 2010

On March 20th, 2010 gardeners from Boston and beyond gathered at Northeastern’s Curry Center for the 35th annual Gardener’s Gathering. Groundwork Somerville’s Gardens Coordinator, Tai Dinnan staffed table at the information gallery session along side other representatives community and gardening organizations. Visitors learned about GWS programming, chatted about their hopes and dreams for their own communities, and learned about how similar dreams were turned into realities in Somerville.

Later in the afternoon, Tai was a panel member for the School Garden Programs workshop.  Along with directors and staff from Healthy Waltham, SLUG (Students Learning through Urban Gardening), and City Sprouts, Dinnan highlighted the unique qualities and successes of Groundwork Somerville’s school yard gardens programming.  Currently GWS programming is most active after school and during school vacations – times when students’ time is less constricted and there is enthusiastic support for the outdoor, active, environmental education activities that GWS programs provide. Demonstrations of “Veggie Twister” and the “Worms Eat… Relay” drew laughs and questions as participants brainstormed garden learning games they could use at their schools and gardens.  All panel members were excited by the interest of workshop attendees and hoped that participants left with new ideas and resources to start, energize, and perfect school garden programs in their communities.

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MVAST/Bike to the Sea tour of Malden & Mystic Paths

March 23rd, 2010

Join Bike to the Sea and other supporters of the Mystic Valley Active and Safe Transportation Network at 12 noon on Sunday, April 11, 2010 at the Madeline English School (100 Woodville Street, Everett) for a tour of the proposed community paths that will comprise the Mystic Valley Active and Safe Transportation Network in Everett, Malden, Medford, Somerville, and Charlestown. We’ll tour both paved and unpaved paths so a hybrid or mountain bike is best. Call Steve at 781-397-6893 for more info. The ride will be 10 miles long and take under two hours.

Northern Strand Community Trail Cleanup POSTPONED

March 22nd, 2010

Please note that the Northern Strand Community Trail Clean-Up in Everett/Malden originally scheduled for this Saturday, April 17, from 9-3, has been POSTPONED due to the cold and wet weather forecast for the weekend. 

A rain date for the trail clean-up will be announced the week of April 19.

For more information about the Northern Strand Community Trail projects, contact Brad Arndt at brad@groundworksomerville.org or (617) 455-1127.  Or visit www.biketothesea.com.

Annual City of Somerville Spring Clean-up and SomerGreen Festival

March 18th, 2010

Rain or Shine! Please join us for this FOURTH annual event

Please join us for this year’s Annual Spring Clean-up and SomerGreen Festival! The annual Clean-up will take place at various sites throughout the City of Somerville in each ward from 10am-12pm.

The SomerGreen Festival will take place at the Somerville Community Growing Center (22 Vinal Ave) from 12pm-2pm. Come join us as we bring together dozens of “green” businesses, community groups, educational institutions and city departments to learn about all that is going on to create a sustainable Somerville.

Participating organizations and businesses include: Union Square Main Streets, Green City Growers, Federation of Massachusetts Farmers’ Markets, Agripod, Mass. Coalition for Healthy Communities, Top Sprouts, the Somerville Garden Club, Earth Service Corps, Somerville Local First, Somerville Climate Action, Transition Somerville, the City of Somerville, MOVE, Somerville Community Gardens, Farmer Dave’s, Seth-a-palooza, Shape Up Somerville, Community Corridor Planning, Somerville Community Health Agenda, Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership

MyRWA River Clean-up

March 18th, 2010

The Mystic River Watershed Association will host a river clean-up at the Blessing of the Bay  Boathouse! Come on down and celebrate the beauty of this natural resource with amazing community partners.

Mayor’s Fitness Challenge Kick-off

March 17th, 2010

Health and Fitness Fair! Join us and find out how everyone in Somerville can pledge to be healthier!

Cupcakes for a Cause

March 17th, 2010

Cupcakes for a Cause! Tufts students are helping out GWS!  Check out the link.