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

April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mystic Activity Center, 530 Mystic Ave
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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May 2019

Somerville Spring Clean Up / Comcast Cares Day 2019!

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
11 sites across Somerville

May 4th, 10-12pm: Somerville Mayor’s Spring Clean Up & Comcast Cares Day 2019 Every year, we gather together to celebrate spring and get together with neighbors to take care of our community spaces. Our annual Mayor’s Spring Clean Up/Comcast Cares Day is a city-wide cleanup and gardening day from 10 am to 12 pm at 11 different sites across Somerville. Comcast generously provides sponsorship for this day.  We are looking for as many volunteers and groups as possible to get…

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June 2019

Gardening Workshop for the Whole Family!

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Main Branch Somerville Public Library
Free

Learn how to make gardening fun and inclusive for your little ones! A farmer from Groundwork Somerville will lead this hands-on, all ages gardening workshop. Wear comfortable clothes and get ready to get your hands dirty! Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019 Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Ave, Somerville MA 02143 For more information contact Meg at mragland@minlib.net or (617)523-5000 x2956. This event is part of Food for Thought, a community gardening and cooking…

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July 2019

Bar Stars Fundraiser at Assembly Row

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Assembly Row

Restaurants on The Row are battling to be named bartender supreme at the 6th annual Assembly Row Bar Stars! Who has the best cocktail on The Row? Come taste them all and cast your vote to help name this year's champion. Competing Restaurants include: - American Fresh Brewhouse - Fuji at Assembly - Lucky Strike Social - Outback Steakhouse - Papagayo Mexican Kitchen - River Bar - The Row Hotel at Assembly Row - The Smoke Shop BBQ - Southern…

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Groundwork Somerville @ ArtBeat 2019

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Davis Square

ArtBeat 2019: Consumed  ArtBeat is one of the area's largest and most innovative arts festivals, with over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food, and all-age activities.  A free event with suggested donation of $3--get a theme based dogtag from one of our tables or from the volunteers roaming the festival.  Truly, it's a collector's item!!  This small gesture is a direct way to support the festival. On Saturday, July 13th we shut down Davis Square for craft vendors, two stages…

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