Somerville Makes Top 10 Best in the U.S.!

February 18, 2016

  Lonely Planet has “scoured the states to create the ultimate US travel wish list for 2016,” and recently published a list of the ten best places to visit in all of the United States. What was number six on that list? You guessed it: Somerville, Massachusetts! In fact, THREE of the top 10 places…

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Building Groundwork Somerville’s Soils!

January 26, 2016

The Urban Agriculture movement is growing rapidly across the country, with city residents becoming as interested in vegetables gardens as they once where with ornamental landscapes. Community gardens are expanding and experiencing waiting lists and non-profit organizations such as Groundwork are working to develop jobs for youth in this emerging field. It is an exciting positive thing to be…

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Comcast Cares Day/Spring Clean Up – April 25, 10am – 2pm

April 6, 2015

On April 25th, we will have a city-wide cleanup and gardening day from 10 am to 12 pm across Somerville, partnering with Comcast for Earth Day/Comcast Cares Day! We are looking for as many volunteers and groups as possible to get out, get dirty, and clean up our parks, streets and gardens! If you’d like…

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Boil Down Festival – March 7th, 10-2pm

March 6, 2015

The Maple Syrup Boil Down is upon us! A glitch in our website is presenting the incorrect date to the right. We will have the festival on Saturday (tomorrow), March 7th from 10-2pm at the Community Growing Center at 22 Vinal Ave. in Somerville. We’re a little low on sap due to the weather, but…

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Tapping Trees at Two Today – 2/17

February 17, 2015

Sorry for the late notice, but we’ve moved tapping up to 2pm today at Tufts. Apologies for all the changes, but the weather doesn’t seem to recognize our event schedule! Email if you have any trouble finding us!  

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Maple News – 2/16

February 16, 2015

Hi Everyone! The maple tapping is postponed because of the cold weather, but we are at the Independent for the Maple Brunch from 11-2pm today! Check facebook and twitter for more frequent updates. Currently the maple tapping is rescheduled for tomorrow at 4pm at the steps by the President’s Lawn at Tufts University, but check…

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What Inspires You to Give?

December 16, 2014

  As I contemplated writing this annual letter and fundraising appeal, I asked myself what I could possibly say that you don’t already know. Many of you reading this letter have been following Groundwork Somerville for much of our 15-year journey, and even you newcomers likely had a sense of what you were getting into.…

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Return to Groundwork Northern Ireland

December 2, 2014

In May 2014, Groundwork Somerville hosted Ciaran Shannon, the Head of Policy and Good Relations at Groundwork Northern Ireland for three weeks at our office, showing him our work, bring him to local meetings, work days, garden classes and more to learn about how Groundwork Somerville gets work done. He was one of 13 people…

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South Street Farm Expansion Ribbon Cutting!

May 13, 2014

The South Street Farm Expansion Ribbon Cutting will be held on June 9th at 138 South Street. (Time/Details TBA)

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May 13, 2014

by Everett of City Soil CITY SOIL IS BEING EVICTED ON MAY 17th!! Zoo New England, under pressure from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), has formally asked City Soil to leave their land in Mattapan. While we still have a meeting with Secretary Sullivan for Wednesday, May 14th, and hope to work things…

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