Earth Day/ Arbor Day Celebration in the Boston Globe!

Plant trees, donate bikes with Groundwork Somerville
The following was submitted by Groundwork Somerville:

When: Saturday, April 30, 2011, 9am-3pm
Where: Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, 32 Shore Drive, Somerville, MA
What: Groundwork Somerville is teaming up with Bikes Not Bombs and the Boston Tree Party to plant trees and collect used bicycles!  Join us at the Mystic River to donate your used bike to teens in Groundwork Somerville’s summer youth program and Bikes Not Bombs’ youth program in Boston and stick around to plant a tree with the Boston Tree Party.

Your bike might even be shipped around the world to sustainable development projects that partner with Bikes Not Bombs.  So get down in the basement, dust off that old bicycle, find your gardening gloves, and come out to the Mystic River to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day.  Who knows, you might find yourself picking apples beside the river in Somerville or see your bike rolling down the street here in Koforidua, Ghana!  All bike sizes and vintages needed!

After you donate your bike, stick around the Mystic for a spring cleanup, heirloom apple tree planting with the Boston Tree Party, and the City’s SomerGreen festival!

Questions: Contact Adam Machson-Carter, Groundwork Somerville, 617-628-9988,

Groundwork Somerville strives to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment through the development of community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.  Find us at

Bikes Not Bombs promotes bicycle technology as a concrete alternative to war and environmental destruction. For 25 years, BNB has been a nexus of bike recycling and community empowerment both in lower income neighborhoods of Boston and in the nations of the Global South. BNB’s programs involve young people and adults in mutually respectful leadership development and environmental stewardship, while recycling thousands of bicycles annually.  Find BNB online at

The Boston Tree Party is a collaborative campaign to plant 100 pairs of heirloom apple trees in civic spaces across Greater Boston. We’re planting with schools, hospitals, faith communities, businesses, neighborhood groups, nonprofits, restaurants, social clubs, assisted living centers, and more. We want to plant with you!

1 Comment

  1. Claire on April 28, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Great article! For a quick lesson about Arbor Day visit