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Manchester Street Park Receives National Award

2010 Brownfields Renewal Social Impact of the Year Award magazine article

Brownfield Renewal Magazine Recognizes Manchester Street Park with 2010 Award For Social Impact

Community Embraces Former Incinerator Site in Lawrence, MA to Create Healthy Oasis for Recreation, Gardening and Gathering

Glow Tickets Now Available For Purchase!

Glow is November 18 at Chester's at Bell Tower Square. Join us in celebrating our successes in 2010 including securing funding to design and build the Spicket River Greenway, winning an Orchard, launching the Summer Stewards youth program and expanding the Farmers Market Network. Join us and help us raise funds to support our work in 2011. There are many ways to help!

  • Submit Eco-Art for the Silent Auction
  • Donate a product, gift certificate, or service for our raffle

Mass Audubon Position at GWL

Mass Audubon's Education and Diversity Department is seeking an energetic, culturally competent, and engaging Education Coordinator to plan, manage, coordinate, prepare, teach, and market an array of education programs for youth, families, and adults in the City of Lawrence, in partnership with Groundwork Lawrence. Read more...

FALL 2010 HARVEST FESTIVAL

Join GWL, Market Vendors, & the YMCA afterschool program at the Fall 2010 Harvest Festival

When: Wednesday, Oct 13th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: Lawrence Farmers’ Market on Appleton Way (between the Court House and City Hall)

2010 Call for Eco-Art released!

2010 Call for Eco-Art for Glow

As part of our Glow Gala and Annual Fundraiser, we are again seeking Eco-Art submissions.

What is eco-art?

  • It incorporates at least one of the “4 R’s” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair).
  • It promotes environmental awareness.
  • It educates others about environmental injustice, and/or conveys a vision for addressing it.
  • It is comprised of environmentally-friendly materials.

GW Bridgeport is hiring a new Executive Director

The Executive Director works to manage Groundwork Bridgeport as an independent, community-based non-profit corporation. The Executive Director develops and maintains critical partnerships with the city of Bridgeport, local businesses, schools, residents and neighborhoods to build a greener and more livable community. The Executive Director is central to the success of Groundwork Bridgeport, developing projects and programs, building partnerships and securing resources for the future success of the organization.

TO APPLY

Planting Lawrence's first Fruit Orchard tomorrow!

Please join us tomorrow, Thursday, September 23, 4:00 at the Bodwell site

What: Groundwork Lawrence will receive a fruit orchard consisting of 19 different varieties of fruit trees! This new orchard will benefit the local community with a space to enjoy fresh fruit. Please join us for the groundbreaking and planting celebration.

When: Thursday, September 23 at 4:00 pm:

    4:00 - 4:15: Project overview and introductions (Groundwork Lawrence; Lawrence Community Development Department, Fruit Tree Planting Foundation; Edy’s Fruit Bars)

Final Preparations for the Spicket River Cleanup

GWL is busy preparing for the 9th Annual Spicket River Cleanup happening this Saturday from 9am-1pm. Every year, hundreds of volunteers come together to pull out trash and help make the Spicket River beautiful. Donate some of your time this Saturday and enjoy a delicious lunch with your fellow volunteers after the event at Everett Mills. For more information on this year's cleanup, click here!

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away in Lawrence: Veggie Prescription Program Highlighted in NY Times

Chances are you've probably heard the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." These days in Lawrence, this old saying is alive and well...and taking on new meaning. With rates of obesity, Type II diabetes, and heart disease skyrocketing amongst Lawrence's poorest residents, physicians at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center are actually handing over scripts that their patients can fill for fresh fruits and vegetables--and for free--at local farmers markets like the three that Groundwork Lawrence currently manages throughout Lawrence.

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