Garden Youth Crew @ MEM Tea

June 29th, 2011

This summer the Garden Youth Crew will have the opportunity to visit Mem Tea Imports, an awesome Somerville tea company. The GYC will take a tour and have a taste testing. This is a great opportunity for the youth to see how a local food business runs and compare it to our own endeavor to create tea packets as our value-added product for the summer.

Reminder: We’ll be selling our very own Groundwork Somerville Garden Youth Crew teas at the Union Sq. Farmer’s Market on August 6th!

Summer Kids Library Workshops: Check ‘em out!

June 29th, 2011

This summer, GWS “healthy Education” programming is expanding to all three Somerville Public Libraries!  In addition to our traditional nature and gardens programming in existing camps and summer programs, Groundwork Somerville will be leading late afternoon workshops at the libraries on Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer.  This summer’s GWS library programming is free open to the public, best for youth ages five to nine and includes a snack!

At the Main Branch, “Eco-Explorers” weekly Tuesday workshops from 4-5pm will enable young residents to explore nature and wildlife in their neighborhood.  The series at the East Branch, entitled “One world, many critters” will introduce us to insects, spiders, and worms through fun activities, snacks, and games. At the West Branch, we’ll continue our strand of themed workshops connecting to the library’s “One World, Many Stories” summer focus.

Groundwork Somerville would like to thank the Friends of the Somerville Public Library for their support of this programming.  All workshops are on our calendar – we hope you’ll spread the word, stop by and bring your friends!

“Our Garden Nature Guide” Celebration

June 24th, 2011

Come to the library and see “Our Garden Nature Guide-Nuestra guía de la naturaleza del jardín”, meet some of the young artists who did the artwork and the new nature discovery kit donated to the Somerville Public Library. This kit, that will be available to borrow from the library and includes our guide, a few hand-lenses, bug boxes and notebook to record your urban nature discoveries. Paula Jordan, teacher/naturalist for the Children In Nature Initiative will lead a walk to the Growing Center to do a garden scavenger hunt. Spanish translation will be provided. All our welcome! Supported in part by the Somerville Arts Council, a local agency suported by the Mass Cultural Council and the NEGEF´s Boston Initiative who funded the Children in Nature Initiative. Any questions, please contact, Paula Jordan, paulajordan@yahoo.com

Youth Open Mic Night @ The Growing Center

June 23rd, 2011

Groundwork Somerville and the Green Team are co-hosting with Teen Empowerment:

Youth Open Mic Night at the Growing Center!

July 21, 5-8pm — with BBQ!

Open Mic is open to all youth. Attendance is free and open to all.

We hope to see you there!

Garden Youth Crew: Slots Still Open & Fun Field Trips!

June 23rd, 2011

We are still accepting application for this summer’s Garden Youth Crew! You can find them posted HERE. If you are around middle school age (6th-9th) or are the parent/guardian/teacher of someone that age, and are interested in this program, please contact Laura via Tai at tai@groundworksomervill.org ASAP to figure out the fastest way for us to receive your application and set up an interview. Thanks!

This summer, the Garden Youth Crew will once again be creating packets of tea to sell at the Union Sq. Farmer’s Market. GYC will be at the market on August 6th.

And GYC is taking several fun field trips:

- assisting at the Elizabeth Peabody House (food pantry and garden) in Somerville on July 14th

- a tour and tasting at MEM Tea in Somerville (finalized date TBA)

- volunteer farming at Gaining Ground Farm (with the Green Team) in Concord, MA, on July 26th

There are slots available on our bus up to Gaining Ground for a few extra people, if your child/student cannot participate in the full GYC experience but would enjoy a day of farming. If you are interested in more information, please contact Laura via Tai at tai@groundworksomerville.org. This opportunity is FREE.

Garden Youth Crew & Green Team @ Gaining Ground Farm

June 23rd, 2011

This summer, the middle school Garden Youth Crew and the high school Green Team are taking a field trip to volunteer-farm at Gaining Ground Farm in Concord, MA, on July 26th.

There are slots available on our bus to/from Gaining Ground for a few extra people, if your child/student cannot participate in the full GYC or GT experience but would enjoy a day of farming. If you are interested in more information, please contact Laura via Tai at tai@groundworksomerville.org. This opportunity is FREE.

Garden Youth Crew @ Elizabeth Peabody House

June 23rd, 2011

We are still accepting application for this summer’s Garden Youth Crew! You can find them posted HERE. If you are around middle school age (6th-9th) or are the parent/guardian/teacher of someone that age, and are interested in this program, please contact Laura via Tai at tai@groundworksomervill.org ASAP to figure out the fastest way for us to receive your application and set up an interview. Thanks!

This summer, the Garden Youth Crew will once again be creating packets of tea to sell at the Union Sq. Farmer’s Market. GYC will be at the market on August 6th.

And GYC is taking several fun field trips, including  assisting at the Elizabeth Peabody House (food pantry and garden) in Somerville on July 14th.

GWS at Union Sq. Farmer’s Market

June 23rd, 2011

Groundwork Somerville will once again have a table at the Union Square Farmer’s Market selling Somerville-grown produce, Somerville maple syrup, Red Wiggler worms for composting and Compost Guides, and GWS t-shirts.

Visit us on the following dates:

June 25th, July 9th, July 23rd, August 6th (with the Garden Youth Crew selling TEA!), August 20th, October 15th, October 29th

We look forward to seeing you!

GWS at Union Sq. Farmer’s Market

June 23rd, 2011

Groundwork Somerville will once again have a table at the Union Square Farmer’s Market selling Somerville-grown produce, Somerville maple syrup, Red Wiggler worms for composting and Compost Guides, and GWS t-shirts.

Visit us on the following dates:

June 25th, July 9th, July 23rd, August 6th (with the Garden Youth Crew selling TEA!), August 20th, October 15th, October 29th

We look forward to seeing you!

GWS at Union Sq. Farmer’s Market

June 23rd, 2011

Groundwork Somerville will once again have a table at the Union Square Farmer’s Market selling Somerville-grown produce, Somerville maple syrup, Red Wiggler worms for composting and Compost Guides, and GWS t-shirts.

Visit us on the following dates:

June 25th, July 9th, July 23rd, August 6th (with the Garden Youth Crew selling TEA!), August 20th, October 15th, October 29th

We look forward to seeing you!