March 2018 Groundwork Lawrence Newsletter!
GWL Earth Day / Comcast Cares Day - April 21!

Are you looking for an easy way that you can make a big impact in the Lawrence community? 
 
Join us on Saturday, April 21, 2018  for GWL Earth Day / Comcast Cares Day 
 
Last year across dozens of sites, volunteers cleaned parks and streets, built garden beds, and made the City of Lawrence clean, green, and beautiful! Check out what we did together in 2017, and we'll see you on April 21!
 
Waivers are available (in English and Spanish) for you to fill out and bring with you. There will also be waivers available onsite.
We're Hiring! Join the GWL Team!

As we gear up for summer programming, we have many positions open for folks interested in youth development in Lawrence. We are recruiting for the following summer positions: Green Team Leader and Urban Adventures Lead CounselorCounselor, and Junior Counselor

Additionally, we are hiring a full-time Project Manager for our Green Streets urban forestry program, and Seasonal Planters for the tree-planting crew this summer.

 

Check out our website to see allavailable positions and job descriptions.

Bourgoin Square Park Ribbon Cutting - April 6

The City of Lawrence will be hosting a ribbon cutting of Bourgoin Square Park on April 6 at 3:00 pm, at the newly renovated playground at 154 West Street, Lawrence. 

The Bourgoin Square Ribbon Cutting concludes the celebration of National Community Development Week, April 2 - 6, 2018, which highlights the important impact that the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program have had on our community by greatly expanding infrastructure and public services. 
How to Start a Garden - April 16  

Would you like to grow your own herbs, tomatoes, lettuce or other vegetables but are not sure how? As part of our Garden Workshop series, we're hosting a "How To Start a Garden" session on April 16th. This workshop will help you get started growing your own garden for you and your family's enjoyment! If interested, please contact Maria for more details.
 
GWL fresh food classes, like the Garden Workshop Series, are supported in part by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation.
Winter Farmers Market - 3 Final Weeks!

Quick reminder that there are 3 more Saturdays in the 2018 Winter Farmers Market  - March 31, April 7, and April 14!
 
The Winter Farmers Market is conveniently located at 50 Island Street, Lawrence from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. The Healthy Incentive Benefit will be suspended as of April 15, 2018, but SNAP benefits recipients can still use HIP at the markets until then. We hope to see you there. The Winters Farmers Market is supported in part by Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation.
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2nd Annual School Garden Training a Success!

On Monday, March 5, Groundwork Lawrence hosted its 2nd Annual School  Garden  Training. Math, science, and life skills educators participated, representing seven Lawrence schools. Participating educators reported that they found the experience extremely helpful, especially learning how to  implement lessons around the ecosystem and benefits of a local  garden, and how to  blend activities into lessons, such as using math and engineering as part of  gardening  curriculum.
The Story of Us: Our City, Our Story, Our World - Save the Date!  
Groundwork Lawrence Green Team will be hosting a Storytelling event,  The Story of Us: Our City, Our Story, Our World  on May 14, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Ferrous Park on Island Street. Green Team members have been exploring their personal stories and learning how theirs is a critical tile of the larger mosaic that makes up their neighborhood, the city of Lawrence, and ultimately the world. The event will be a multimedia presentation open and free to the public, and is a creative expression of  a yearlong self-exploration process around social and environmental justice.
Check out our Calendar for upcoming events, workshops and volunteer opportunities.