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September 2018

Volunteer Training and Work Time at South Street Farm

September 12, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
South Street Farm

Want to volunteer at our quarter-acre urban farm? Come get trained for the rest of the fall growing season! No growing experience is necessary, just the desire to learn! Trainings will be held from 3:30-4:30pm and 5:30-6:30pm Volunteer hours will be held from 4:30-5:30pm, and are open to anyone, trained or not! *Rain date is Thursday, September 13th* If you are planning to come to a volunteer training or have questions, please email Josia at josia@groundworksomerville.org.

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October 2018

Groundwork Somerville Annual Gala

October 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on October 11, 2018 from 5:30-8:00 PM for an evening of food, fun, and… LEGO!  Purchase your tickets today! Groundwork Somerville presents our Harvest Gala! Join us on this special once-a-year night when we play dress up and put away the garden trowels. This year we will be holding our gala at Legoland, giving adults a chance to enjoy building while eating food from some of Somerville’s finest restaurants and drinking some Aeronaut beer! Proceeds benefit Groundwork Somerville and…

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Cider Day Party 2018

October 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
South Street Farm
Free

  Did you know that there is a farm IN Somerville? In the most densely populated city in New England, we are lucky enough to be home to an urban farming oasis! Come experience this hidden gem for yourself in all of its fall glory at Groundwork Somerville's annual Cider Day Party--our one and only, highly anticipated yearly event at South Street Farm! Fall means apple harvesting, crisp air, and leaves changing! Join us for FREE fall festivities at your…

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December 2018

Groundwork and the Hanukkah Goblets at Winter Hill Brewing Co.

December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winter Hill Brewing Co., 328 Broadway St.
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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  Groundwork Somerville and Winter Hill Brewing Company present our interpretation of the beloved children's story "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins." But there's nothing to fear--the goblins will be replaced by goblets and defeated by the bright lights of our community coming together to support Groundwork's programs! Join us on December 6th to raise your goblets (full of locally-brewed beer) and eat lovely latkes to benefit Groundwork Somerville! Known for putting the FUN in fundraising, Groundwork Somerville is collaborating with…

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January 2019

Tapping of the Trees

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tufts University

Come out to Tufts Campus to help us tap maple trees for the Maple Syrup Project. This event will be a ceremonious celebration of the first maple tree tapping for the season! Learn how to drill spires into the trees and watch the sap start to flow! We will be collecting sap throughout the month of February, to boil at our community boil down on March 16th. If you are interested in signing up to collect more sap for us,…

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February 2019

Maple Brunch at The Independent

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Independent, 75 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Join us at The Independent on Presidents' Day for a delicious brunch featuring maple-themed specials and support Groundwork Somerville!   A percentage of your purchase will go towards our Maple Syrup Project, one of our largest community engagement and youth education programs. Every year between January and March, Groundwork staff and trained community volunteers teach second graders at public schools across Somerville about maple sugaring and the tree-to-pancake journey of our local sap.   Stay tuned for sweet specifics of…

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March 2019

Maple Syrup Boil Down

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Join us at South Street Farm for our annual Maple Syrup Boil Down! Each winter Groundwork Somerville taps local sugar maple trees on Tufts Campus and collects the sap with volunteers from the community. The Boil Down is a chance to experience the process of boiling sap into maple syrup and to connect with our community. LOCAL SAP & SYRUP TASTING | MAPLE TAPPING & BOILING DEMOS | PANCAKES & HOT CIDER | MERCHANDISE | LIVE MUSIC Please, support us…

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April 2019

Eat Pizza -> Support Groundwork!

April 2 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Flatbread

Eat delicious Flatbread pizza to support Groundwork Somerville! Come to Flatbread's Somerville location (or order takeout!) on Tuesday, April 2nd for some brick-oven pizza and a portion of sales will support Groundwork Somerville's urban agriculture, youth development, sustainable environment, and health equity programming. Groundwork will receive a portion of purchases of all small and large flatbread pizzas, including gluten free and vegan options! Those of us who have been around Somerville as long as Groundwork has (or longer) know this…

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Sap on Tap at Aeronaut Brewing Co.

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Aeronaut Brewery
$7 – $20

Join us for Sap on Tap at Aeronaut Brewing Co. where we will enjoy a specialty brew and brunch! Taste local syrup, delicious waffles, brews and learn about the maple sugaring we do right here in Somerville. Aeronaut's limited edition is brewed with real maple sap collected right here in Somerville. Groundwork Somerville and our volunteers have been collecting sap and making maple syrup in Somerville for over a decade. We are continuing the tradition of partnering with Aeronaut Brewing…

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Youth on Climate Justice: Why should we care? Presented by the Green Team & Youth Workers Network

April 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cross St Senior Center (downstairs from Teen Empowerment), 165 Broadway
Somerville, MA
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Free

Facebook event at: bit.ly/gtclimate19 What is climate justice? How does it connect to racism? Why should Somerville residents care about climate change? How are young people experiencing, dealing with, and fighting climate change? How does and will it affect us, from the food we eat to the health inequities we face? What can we do about it? If you've ever wondered about one or more of these questions, this workshop is for YOU. The youth leaders of Groundwork Somerville's Green…

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