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Open Space & Recreation Plan Public Meeting this Wednesday March 1st

Please join us for the Open Space & Recreation Plan Public Meeting this Wednesday March 1st

We will present preliminary findings from the survey and take some time to discuss our action plan and some recommendations. We would love to hear your thoughts! What should be our priorities, goals and objectives for the next 7 years?

We will meet at the Lawrence Public Library at 51 Lawrence Street from 6:30 - 8 pm

Fresco Cooking Club is back!

Fresco Cooking Club is back! Come share, learn, create and have fun. Prepare delicious and healthy meals. Monthly on Saturdays beginning February 18th. In our new kitchen space at 50 Island Street. Contact mnatera@groundworklawrence.org for more information. Thank you to Harvard Pilgrim Foundation for your support of this cooking club.

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Half the Grain and Half the Hay

Half the grain, And half the hay, Must still remain, On Candlemas day.

Green Team Visits Eagle Eye Institute

On Saturday, November 5th, the Green Team traveled out to Eagle Eye Institute in Peru, Massachusetts. Green Team walked a mile to what seemed like an ordinary work site. Then, they were separated into two groups, one which was building a shelter while the others were building a bench; all while using the materials around them. In the shelter group, they used fallen trees and branches.

Groundwork USA Youth Summit at Grand Canyon

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The annual Groundwork USA Youth Summit was recently held at the Grand Canyon, AZ on September 28 - October 2. Groundwork Lawrence Education Program Director Stephanie Cross shares her insights:

Groundwork Voices From Yellowstone: Juana Lopez

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The hike up Yellowstone’s Specimen Ridge from the Crystal Creek trailhead is challenging for even experienced hikers. The steep sandy slope makes the journey difficult, but the coveted views of petrified trees against the backdrop of a deep, wide valley filled with bison are definitely worth the arduous trek. Carrying tools and heavy metal signs to guide tourists away from eroded social trails certainly adds to the challenge, as does digging post holes into the rocky outcrop, but one worker seems to move at twice the pace of others. At 4’10”, Juana Lopez, 16, remains a dynamo of energy the whole work day, scrambling around others as the call goes out for “pick-mattocks” or “shovelers!”

UAC Presentation on August 11, 2016

UAC Community Day Flyer.jpg We are pleased to announce that Groundwork Lawrence's (GWL’s) Urban Archaeology Corps (UAC) in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) is having a presentation of their research to several city officials, NPS and GWL employees, and the mayor on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 10:00am to 11:00am in the Campagnone Common (North Common).

Groundwork Lawrence Summer 2016 Youth Education Programming

During the summer, GWL has a variety of youth education programs dedicated to raising the next generation of environmental leaders. 

The Lawrence High School Garden

Written by FoodCorps service member, Alex Stenner.

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At Lawrence High School, the LHS Prep students are building a garden – literally reshaping the land. To give you perspective – the garden is 5,000 square feet in size (50’ x 100’). It’s big enough to be a successful vendor at a farmers market with a serious bounty. Students in the LHS Prep unit are typically 16-22 years of age, and are identified with special needs for education. And, truth be told – I’m impressed by these budding green thumbs (students and teachers alike). We’ve yet to harvest a crop together – but they’ve proven to be hard workers and they can learn anything.

Food, Glorious Food Programs!

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Our Healthy Living Programs Manager Maria has been busy this month! She has been coordinating many workshops to promote healthy eating, delicious cooking, and fun social atmospheres inside the kitchen!

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