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Spring time!

It is just about warm enough to start some planting! It is definitely warm enough to start seeds indoors to get them ready to put out in the garden. As you're thinking about the spring and upcoming summer-consider getting a soil test.

Soil tests can test for certain chemicals and nutrients in your soil to

  • give you a snapshot of soil health
  • help you decide what you might need to add to soil for certain crops
  • help you realize that your soil is super healthy and what NOT to add
  • and importantly-give you a heads up as to the level of lead or heavy metals your soil might have and affect safe gardening practices

Don't be afraid of getting a soil test-it is easy, inexpensive and (relatively) quick. From the UMASS Soil Testing Lab: The Soil and Plant Tissue Testing Laboratory is located on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Testing services are available to all. Our function is to provide test results and recommendations that lead to the wise and economical use of soils and soil amendments.

Visit the UMASS websiteto download a form and instructions.

Groudwork Lawrennce Green Team Earth Day Cleanup!

April 24- Earth Day Celebration

Groundwork staff and Green Team members kick off their year-round Green It Up! anti-litter campaign, and in partnership with Comcast Cares Day and Northern Essex Community College invite you to the city-wide clean-up event on Saturday, April 24th in honor of Earth Day.

  • Who : You!
  • What : Annual Earth Day Clean Up
  • Where : Meet at the North Common (across from City Hall at 200 Common Street)
  • When : Saturday, April 24,2010 8am-1pm
    8-9 registration and light breakfast
    9-12 clean-up
    12-1 free lunch for all volunteers
  • Why : Join hundreds of volunteers in making a positive impact on our community by
    planting trees, transforming vacant blighted lots, building community gardens and general clean-up of our city!
  • City Residents may pick up recycling bins at this event.*

Regional News: Methuen Spring Clean-Up!

Methuen Mayor William M. Manzi III announces the ANNUAL METHUEN NEIGHBORHOOD SPRING CLEAN UP

  • When: SATURDAY, May 8, 2010
    9:00 AM - NOON
  • Where: For nearest cleanup location contact JILL STACKELIN in Methuen City Hall at 978-983-8578
  • What to eat: VOLUNTEER COOKOUT 12:30-2 PM ~ Tenney School Playground

LEND A HAND….. GET A METHUEN T-SHIRT!

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We're hanging out in 7th place-get some folks out voting and thanks!

Keep voting for an Orchard in Lawrence!

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With your help, we've made it to the top 10 and now we need you (and your networks) to please keep voting to bring a fruit orchard to Lawrence! Please vote daily to get us in the top five by May 1 and we will be selected to receive a fruit orchard!

Visit Communities Take Root today and vote (you'll have to use the map or index to find our entry-we're the only one in Massachusetts), and click it every day from now through April!

Communities Take Root is giving away 5 orchards each month from May 1 to September 1, but we want to win in the first round-so please help us with this big push for March and April!

The site is a tad slow so please be patient, and THANK YOU!

Green Team works with Mass Audubon

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Over the past few months we have been very excited about our new partnership with Mass Audubon. Through our partnership we have met naturalists and scientists that have come to Lawrence and really opened our eyes to the great habitat we have right here in our city. Though we don't often consider urban centers as places for great habitats for wildlife, we have learned first-hand that that isn't true and in fact, with Lawrence having three Rivers running through it; these water bodies are actually a rich habitat for lots of wildlife. Through this partnership we have also been fortunate to visit Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center, a great building with a commitment to being green and a hope to get completely off the grid in terms of energy use! We saw how they used deliberate design features - like placement of windows to harness the sun for lighting and solar panels to power the space and to eliminate the need for electricity. We also learned about how they use the earth's energy from the ground through geothermal technology to heat the space. We were very glad to have the opportunity to see how new green building technologies can incorporate renewal energy, reducing the reliance on other non renewable sources and ultimately help save the Earth. This partnership will continue through the Summer and we are excited to be conducting some rapid ecological assessments on some of our green spaces that border the Spicket River and look forward to creating some interpretive materials to help our community better understand the great habitat and great assets we have in the City of Lawrence.

Noticias sobre LCW y Union Crossing

¿Buscas por una vivienda económica y de calidad? ¿Por un trabajo de construcción? ¿Eres residente o dueño de un negocio el área de Lawrence? in English

¡Si contestaste que si, entonces el Proyecto de Union Crossing de Lawrence CommunityWorks’ es para ti!

Union Crossing es un emocionante proyecto que transformará un conjunto
de fábricas históricas en un vecindario con viviendas, negocios, instalaciones
comunitarias, áreas de recreo y acceso publico al Merrimack River.

Para más información o para involucrarte en el proyecto:

  1. 1. Inscribe tu compañía en la base de datos Buy Local Database: www.unioncrossing.org/buylocal
  2. Participa en uno de nuestros próximos eventos:

Foro Sobre el Impacto Local de Union Crossing

30 de marzo
Hora: 6:00 a 7:30 pm
Lugar: Our House
168 Newbury Street
Lawrence

Para reservaciones: email Nelson Butten (nbutten@lcworks.org) o 978-722-2611

Convención Anual de Lawrence CommunityWorks

10 de abril
Hora: 2:00 a 4:00 pm
Lugar: South Lawrence East School
165 Crawford Street
Lawrence

Para reservaciones: Register online at www.lcworks.org

Feria de Información del Proyecto Union Crossing

13 de abril
Hora: 4:00 a 7:00 pm
Lugar:Lawrence City Hall
200 Common Street

Para reservaciones: email Nelson Butten (nbutten@lcworks.org) o 978-722-2611

Partner News: Union Crossing and the Local Jobs Forum

Are you looking for quality affordable housing? A job in construction? Do you live or own a business in the Greater Lawrence area?
en español

If you answered yes, then you need to be involved in Lawrence CommunityWorks’ Union Crossing project!

Union Crossing is an exciting new project that will transform a complex of
historic mills into a new Lawrence neighborhood with housing, businesses,
community facilities, open space and public access to the Merrimack River.

To learn more and get involved:

  1. Register your company for the Buy Local Database:www.unioncrossing.org/buylocal
  2. Attend one of our upcoming events(information below):

Union Crossing Local Impact Forum
March 30th
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Location: Our House
168 Newbury Street
Lawrence

To RSVP email Nelson Butten (nbutten- at - lcworks.org) or call him at 978-722-2611

Lawrence CommunityWorks Annual Convention & Expo
April 10th
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Location:South Lawrence East School
165 Crawford Street
Lawrence

To RSVP: Register online at www.lcworks.org

Union Crossing Information Fair
April 13th
Time: 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Location:
Lawrence City Hall
200 Common Street

To RSVP email Nelson Butten (nbutten- at - lcworks.org) or call him at 978-722-2611

We've made it to the top ten for an orchard-please keep voting!

Vote for an Orchard in Lawrence!

vacant lotTurn this into an orchard

With your help, we've made it to the top 10 and now we need you (and your networks) to please keep voting to bring a fruit orchard to Lawrence! Please vote daily to get us in the top five by May 1 and we will be selected to receive a fruit orchard!

Visit Communities Take Root today and vote (you'll have to use the map or index to find our entry-we're the only one in Massachusetts), and click it every day from now through April!

Please be patient, the site is a tad slow, and THANK YOU!

Free Diabetes Screening Clinic-Lawrence, MA

Event in Lawrence March 23rd Event in Lawrence March 23rd

Exámenes de diabetes y conferencias en espanol en Lawrence YMCA (40 Lawrence St) (informacion disponsible en ingles tambien). Martes 23 de marzo de 4 a 7 y Miércoles 24 de marzo de 6 a 7:30.

Free diabetes screening and lectures at the Lawrence YMCA (40 Lawrence St) in Spanish (information also available in English) next Tuesday March 23rd from 4pm-7pm. and Wednesday March 24th from 6 - 7:30 pm.

MIT@Lawrence Partnership-upcoming meeting

MIT@Lawrence Community Meeting - Alleyways MIT@Lawrence Community Meeting - Alleyways

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