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In COVID-19 Era, Green Youth Employment Program Adapts to Online Format

November 20, 2020

Most summers, Green Team members can be spotted planting produce at South Street Farm, working a shift at the Somerville Mobile Farmers’ Market, or biking through one of the city’s…

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Fresh produce grown by Groundwork Somerville helping those who lack access

October 15, 2020

A Somerville non-profit working to improve the physical environment through community-based initiatives is aiming to address food insecurities resulting from the pandemic. By Madison Schulman /somerville@wickedlocal.com Posted Oct 14, 2020 at 4:43 PM Thank you…

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Help us celebrate 20 years of Groundwork Somerville!

October 13, 2020

Help us celebrate 20 years in Somerville! We turned 20 on October 27 and couldn’t be more honored to live, work, play, farm, teach, and serve in this community. Subscribe…

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Food Insecurity in Somerville: What is Groundwork Somerville Doing?

September 15, 2020

Written by Emma Zehner, amazing community volunteer for Groundwork Somerville **************************** Food insecurity has increased by almost 60 percent in Eastern Massachusetts compared to before COVID-19. Household gardens, community farms,…

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South Street Farm Mural: A Chance to Rest!

July 22, 2020

Thank you to the Somerville Times and Jessica Sisavath for writing about our Somerville Arts Council-funded mural!  Full article follows: For ArtBeat Week, Groundwork Somerville involved the community to help…

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ArtBeat 2020

June 30, 2020

We’re making a mural for ArtBeat 2020 and we need your help! The theme for ArtBeat this year is “chance” and we’ve decided to work with the community to make a mural focused…

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Green Team Leaders

Black Lives Matter

June 24, 2020

Black Lives Matter. To our community, The horrendous murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and countless others are only some of the most recent tragedies resulting from our…

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10,000 Trees Planted with Greening the Gateway Cities

November 27, 2017

Groundwork has been getting our hands dirty! 10,000 trees have been planted to date as part of an effort to improve environmental conditions in former industrial cities across the state…

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Beyond the Feeder: Should we feed birds in the winter?

February 28, 2017

Helen Macdonald wrote an article for the New York Times entitled, “Why Do We Feed Wild Animals?” In it, Macdonald explores why we choose birds to feed over other animals,…

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How to Build a Backyard Wildlife Brush Pile

January 14, 2017

Looking to make your backyard a little more friendly to nature’s creatures? With little more than some fallen branches and logs, you can provide shelter for birds, rabbits, dragonflies, and…

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