Our 4th annual Greening the City Gala was a huge success!
Thank you to our sponsors, food vendors, Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project, Cambridge Brewing Company, Chive Catering, all our awardees (and partner organizations), artists, Board, Staff, Advisory Committee and participants!
Check out some pictures here:
See you all next year!
Groundwork Somerville offers year-round garden-based education to children from kindergarten to eighth grade, in all of the city’s eight public elementary and middle schools, a public charter school, and a public library.
Starting March 28th, students will join us in our “Dig Spring!” Garden Clubs at every elementary school in Somerville. Argenziano and East Somerville Middle Schoolers will be participating in the fist day of “Garden Youth Crew, Jr.” this week as well.
In after-school programs, children learn to plan, plant, tend, and harvest from their own school gardens. They cook with food they have grown. They learn biology, chemistry, math, English, and social studies in a practical, hands-on laboratory. Volunteers assist Lead Garden Educators as they facilitate activities and games with club members. The school gardens have all been built with volunteer labor, and most are located on sites that were previously paved or abandoned.
Dear Second and Third Grade Somervillians:
What are you doing over vacation? Come explore, play, cook, dance, dig, plant, race, meet new friends and have fun in the garden!
“Spring into Action!” April Vacation Week Program provides environmental education and physical activity, and gives children experience preparing balanced meals. Second and third grade campers cook and eat their own delicious lunch each day. They participate in outdoor activities in the Community Growing Center’s garden space, and go on a field trip to Gaining Ground’s vegetable farm in Concord, MA. $100 fee, sliding scale. Interested families can check out the program page to view and print the registration form, or contact Tai Dinnan at (617)628-9988 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
From Shape Up Somerville:
The World PEAS CSA is part of growing effort by Tufts’ New Entry Sustainable Farming Project to help beginning, immigrant and refugee farmers connect with local consumers. The World PEAS CSA includes freshly harvested produce from over three dozen small farmers along with sweet corn, strawberries, apples, peaches and more from other local farms. Weekly shares include enough vegetables and fruit for a household of two (small share) or four (large share), and are delivered to several pickup locations in the greater Boston area, including on the Tufts campus, and a new site on College Ave. near Davis Square. For more information, and to register visitwww.worldpeascsa.org, email email@example.com or call (978) 654-6745.
Eat cupcakes, support a cool new start-up (The LevelUp), support local, independent business, and donate to GWS – what’s better than that?
Kickass Cupcakes’s creative daily offerings include exciting choices like The Lucky Cupcake, complete with a fortune. Baked fresh daily with the best all-natural ingredients, these guilt-free treats will have you snapping off a series of joyous high kicks after your first bite.
Join Groundwork Somerville’s Gardens Coordinator at the School Yard Garden Panel, part of Bountiful Brookline’s 2nd Annual “Spring into Gardening” event:
Spring into Gardening 2011 will be a day-long celebration of edible gardening and local food, combining information with inspiration and community spirit. In the morning, four two-hour workshops will offer intensive learning experiences for small groups of participants. Additional fees apply to the morning intensive workshops and pre-registration is required. Doors open for General Admission and the Resource Area at 11:15 am. Greg Watson, a pioneer of local food and sustainability initiatives in Massachusetts and nationally, will deliver the keynote address at noon. Three afternoon sessions of 45-minute workshops and panels include topics for gardeners at all levels from novice to advanced. We even have options if you don’t have your own yard. Throughout the afternoon there will be demonstrations and children’s activities, while community organizations and businesses will be on hand in our resource area.
The event costs $10 for individuals and $20 for families. Pre-registeration is encouraged: check out www.bountifulbrookline.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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