Bee societies: battle of the sexes!

 Some bees are solitary and some bees are social. There are many species of solitary bees, such as carpenter bees, which do not live in colonies, but rather, each female creates her own nest and raises her young alone (or … Continued

Name That Bee!

You’re walking through your garden and you spot a fuzzy little creature buzzing in the flowers. You know a bee when you see one, but have you ever noticed that not all bees look the same? That’s because there are … Continued

Cummings Foundation Grants Groundwork “$100K for 100”

Groundwork Somerville is one of 100 local nonprofit organizations to receive a grant of $100,000 through the Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The Somerville-based community organization was chosen from a total of 479 applicants during a competitive review process. Groundwork Somerville is dedicated … Continued

Somerville Makes Top 10 Best in the U.S.!

  Lonely Planet has “scoured the states to create the ultimate US travel wish list for 2016,” and recently published a list of the ten best places to visit in all of the United States. What was number six on … Continued

Building Groundwork Somerville’s Soils!

The Urban Agriculture movement is growing rapidly across the country, with city residents becoming as interested in vegetables gardens as they once where with ornamental landscapes. Community gardens are expanding and experiencing waiting lists and non-profit organizations such as Groundwork are working to … Continued

Boil Down Festival – March 7th, 10-2pm

The Maple Syrup Boil Down is upon us! A glitch in our website is presenting the incorrect date to the right. We will have the festival on Saturday (tomorrow), March 7th from 10-2pm at the Community Growing Center at 22 … Continued

Tapping Trees at Two Today – 2/17

Sorry for the late notice, but we’ve moved tapping up to 2pm today at Tufts. Apologies for all the changes, but the weather doesn’t seem to recognize our event schedule! Email if you have any trouble finding us!  

Maple News – 2/16

Hi Everyone! The maple tapping is postponed because of the cold weather, but we are at the Independent for the Maple Brunch from 11-2pm today! Check facebook and twitter for more frequent updates. Currently the maple tapping is rescheduled for … Continued

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