Green Team Summer 2013 Applications are UP!
Send your applications to email@example.com
OR drop them off at our office at 24 Park Street #7! The extended deadline is MAY 17th, 2013!
The Green Team is Groundwork’s environmental youth employment program builds the leadership of Somerville youth to work for positive social and environmental change while providing an important opportunity for job training and skill building. Green Team members work across the city of Somerville building gardens, cleaning up rivers, and engaging the community in Groundwork’s mission of positive environmental change.
This past school year, the Green Team continued to build the Green Team legacy with two exciting projects — the South Street Farm and a Somerville Youth Jobs Campaign. The South Street Farm is Somerville’s newest urban agriculture project located at 100 South Street at the border of Cambridge and Somerville. The Green Team worked with Green City Growers to build raised bed gardens on vacant city owned land last spring. Produce grown in the gardens will be sold by the youth at Somerville Farmer’s Markets (including the Union Square Farmer’s Market and the Mystic Mobile Market) and distributed to local food relief organizations including shelters and food pantries.
As always, the Green Team continues to focus on improving access to green, open space in Somerville. Working with Shape Up Somerville and the City of Somerville, Green Team youth are working to make sure that youth voice is included in the planning process for Somerville’s newest parks including the Draw 7 Park.
During Summer 2013, the Green Team will be maintaining the South Street Farm and Groundwork Somerville’s school yard gardens as well as working to improve DCR owned parks in Somerville including Blessing of the Bay (by the Mystic River) and Foss Park in East Somerville. We are hoping to expand our program by adding another team to focus on outreach in Somerville.
For more information about the Green Team, please contact the Green Team Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Green Team Staff
Kristin DelViscio, Green Team Coordinator
Past Green Team Participants
Green Team School Year 2012-2013
*Returning for a second season
**Returning for a third season!