What Inspires You to Give?

  As I contemplated writing this annual letter and fundraising appeal, I asked myself what I could possibly say that you don’t already know. Many of you reading this letter have been following Groundwork Somerville for much of our 15-year … Continued

Return to Groundwork Northern Ireland

In May 2014, Groundwork Somerville hosted Ciaran Shannon, the Head of Policy and Good Relations at Groundwork Northern Ireland for three weeks at our office, showing him our work, bring him to local meetings, work days, garden classes and more … Continued


by Everett of City Soil CITY SOIL IS BEING EVICTED ON MAY 17th!! Zoo New England, under pressure from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), has formally asked City Soil to leave their land in Mattapan. While we still … Continued

Urban Farming: A Hydroponic Story

What is the hardest part about growing food in the city? Finding space to grow is a pertinent problem but navigating densely populated neighborhoods to find a space that isn’t contaminated with high levels of lead in the soil is … Continued

Why Union Square Sky Gardens?

by Union Square Sky Gardens More people are looking to the sky to find garden space. In the search for viable gardening spots in our urban environment, every nook and cranny is precious, and our roofs are proving to be … Continued

Groundwork 2014 Gala!

Join Groundwork Somerville and friends at the annual Groundwork Somerville Gala on April 4th at 7pm. The Gala will be held at Anthony’s, on the corner of Highland and Central. Join us for this special once-a-year night when we clean … Continued


Starting this Saturday, 7/13, the Somerville Mobile Farmers’ Market will take place INSIDE the Community Room at the North St/Clarendon Hill Housing Development.  The room is off Powderhouse Blvd around the corner from the market’s previous site on the North … Continued

Healey School Seedling Sale

Celebrate the season’s first heat wave by supporting some very local growers–and one of our school gardens!  The Healey School Seedling Sale is this Saturday, June 1, 9:00am-1:00pm at the first Union Square Farmers’ Market of the season. First- and third-graders started … Continued