Spring and Summer Events!
Hands-On Gardening Workshop for Teachers, Staff, and the Community
As a follow-up to the Groundwork School Garden Training held on March 5, we are offering another hands-on garden training to review the following topics:  
  • Practicing how to properly water a raised bed
  • Creating an affordable trellis for climbing vegetables
  • Identifying edible weeds
  • Transplanting
  • Sowing seeds with students
Where: The Bruce School garden on Providence Street
Date: Wednesday, May 30th
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
What to wear: Closed-toed shoes, clothes to get dirty in, sunscreen, a hat, and a water bottle.
RSVP to Sarah Curless at scurless@groundworklawrence.org
 
Summer Institute 2018 at Boston College: The Present and Future of Indoor Farming
 
Learn how to grow up to 60 plants in a hydroponic system that is only 2' deep by 4' wide! Hydroponics is the science of growing plants without soil, using only tap water and nutrient powders. You will learn how to put the system together, as well as how to manage it.   You will also receive NGSS aligned curriculum materials, a hydroponics kit of materials to get you started, and training on how to use the technology needed to monitor the system.  
 
 
Dates: August 14 - 16, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM 
Cost: It is FREE! There will also be a stipend to cover transportation and parking.
Location: Higgins Hall, Room 270, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
 
For more information email Caitlin Abber: cabber@groundworklawrence.org  
 
Upcoming Community Garden Workshops!
Groundwork Lawrence hosts a variety of garden workshops to show folks fun and easy ways to grow their own food! 
Starting Seeds:  Monday, May 21, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Would you like to learn how to save money by starting your garden with seeds instead of buying starter plants? Then join us!
Soil & Compost:  Monday June 18, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Learn about the importance of soil and how to create and add your own compost to create nutrient rich soil for a thriving garden.
For more information on any of these garden workshops, contact Maria Natera at mnatera@groundworklawrence.org or call her at (978) 974-0770 X7006.
The Garden Workshop Series and other Groundwork Lawrence food programs are supported, in part, by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. 
Summer and Full-Time
Job Opportunities
 
Interested in working with youth in environmental stewardship, community health, agriculture, service learning, and social-emotional learning this summer?  Are you available mid June to mid August? 
 
We are NOW HIRING for the following summer positions: 
  • Urban Adventures Counselors (18-23 hrs/week)
  • Green Team 
    Leaders  
    (30-40 hrs/week)
Also, we are hiring an Education Program Manager!  
This position will lead and deliver top quality social justice, environmental and public health focused  programming and help integrate high school aged youth into GWL's community activities, projects, and events.
 
 Check out our  website for full job descriptions. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but apply soon! Positions are already being filled! Resumes and cover letters should be sent to   hr@groundworklawrence.org.
 
* Urban Adventures is a 4-week fun-filled  summer camp-like experience for Lawrence youth ages 11-14, exploring food, health service learning, urban gardening, and social-emotional learning

** Green Team is a 7-week part-time workforce development and leadership program for 30 high school students in Lawrence focused on urban agriculture, health, the environment, and community engagement.