Spring CSA Share Starts in March!
 
Tuesdays in the GWL office are special. On Tuesdays, we are buzzing with excitement - the Farmer Dave team, clad with red shirts and bright smiles, is in town delivering CSA shares. Different folks pull out their favored reusable bag, head to the pickup location, and bask in the bounty available to take home. 
 
We're then joined by people just like you, who value convenience, freshness, and some of the best produce the earth has to offer. The CSA brings us together on Tuesdays. And while we then go to our separate homes and wonder what  to do with the assortment of vegetation  (there are recipes) , we are a part of a community effort to have fresh, locally grown food available and accessible.

The Spring Share starts soon, but there is still time to sign up. If you are unable to pay in a lump sum before the season begins, there are payment plans available, as well as subsidized shares through the Groundwork Share-A-Share program. If either of these interest you, please contact Maria.

Enjoy locally grown, farm-fresh produce every week - hand-picked, packed and delivered conveniently to Lawrence. Go to Farmer Dave's to register!

 

Open Space & Recreation Plan Public Meeting 
 
Groundwork is working with the City of Lawrence to update the Open Space & Recreation Plan and looking for community wide input. There will be a public meeting on Wednesday, March 1st,  6:30 - 8 pm at the  Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence Street, Lawrence.
 
We will present preliminary findings from the community survey and together discuss creating an action plan and recommendations.  We want to hear your thoughts!  What should the City's priorities, goals and objectives be for the next 7 years?
 
For more information on the  Lawrence Open Space and Recreation Plan  please visit here, email info@groundworklawrence.org, or call  (978) 974-0770 x7001.
Summer Hiring Around the Corner!
 
We are recruiting for 6 Green Team leaders, and will be recruiting for 30 Green Team members; 3 Lead counselors and 3 Junior counselors for the Urban Adventures Summer Program. Please be on the lookout for more job postings on our website, and remind your networks that Groundwork Lawrence offers the best summer job opportunities  to youth and young adults. 
Save the Date! Earth Day/Comcast Cares Day - Saturday, April 22!
 
Groundwork's largest volunteer cleanup, GWL Earth Day/Comcast Cares Day, will be on Saturday, April 22 - so make sure you save the date! Registration occurs day-of starting at 8 am, but we encourage groups to contact Rose early to coordinate! 
Learn, Train, Work
Aprende, Entrena, Trabaja
 
GWL & MVWIB are currently recruiting for Cycle 3 of the Environmental Technical Training Program. The cycle will begin April 24 and is 5 weeks long.  This cycle will be held completely in Spanish.  Attendees will get trained in various areas including Asbestos, Lead Removal, HAZWOPER and other various certifications.
Will you vote for us? 
 
It's the 20th anniversary of the Essex National Heritage Area! To mark this special occasion, ENHC will celebrate the extraordinary organizations and people that make the Essex National Heritage Area (Essex County) so exceptional - people or organizations like Groundwork Lawrence!

Please vote for Groundwork to be recognized and celebrated with a special toast at Essex Heritage's 20th Anniversary Gala: A Toast to the Trailblazers, on April 5, 2017 at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. Here is the link to vote for us.

All nominees will be recognized at the Gala so save the date to join us for celebratory cocktails, an exquisite dinner, a silent auction, and to Toast the Trailblazers! For more information visit: EssexHeritage.org/Gala
Check out our Calendar for upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities.