The core of Groundwork Somerville’s mission is to educate the city’s children and youth about the environment. In our hands-on programs, children plant and harvest food, learning to make sensible choices for their own health and the health of the planet. While the youngest children learn about the role of worms in the garden ecosystem, middle graders learn about agricultural practices and their own food supply while working at a farmers’ market. Groundwork is a key partner in Shape Up Somerville, a nationally recognized community-wide program that has reduced rates of childhood obesity in the city.
How can GWS Help You? Groundwork Somerville staff offer consulting services to neighboring communities hoping to create or improve their healthy education programming or infrastructure! Starting a new school or community garden? Looking for strategies for working with students outdoors? Want to enrich your children’s programming with garden or nature based activities? Click here for more information.