Manchester Street Park-work has begun

Work-Day 2

I stopped out at the Manchester Street Park site to see how our contractor, David W. White and Son, Inc have been doing. It was a decently cold and rainy day, but they were on site all day. Last week Friday they completed installing the straw wattles for erosion control along the pond and today were beginning to move material around a little.

The Local Food Movement: Why Participate and What Can We Do?

Presented by the People for the Environment

Thursday, March 26th, 7-8:30pm
at the North Parish Church of North Andover

How can we eat food grown in a way that is less harmful to the earth? What are the benefits of eating locally? What can we do? With all of the talk about food these days, it is important to understand what choices we can make that affect the health of our bodies and the health of our earth.

Groundwork Lawrence joins Groundwork USA in Washington, DC visit

Washington, D.C. March 17, 2009---On St. Patrick’s Day 2009, Groundwork Lawrence (GWL) joined members of the Groundwork USA (GWUSA) national organization for a presentation in partnership with the Northeast-Midwest Institute and the Revitalizing Older Cities Task Force in a room reserved in the Cannon House, in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the meeting was to engage Federal support for Groundwork’s growing effective program for urban sustainability.

LCW Annual Convention and our first Videos

Making a Grapefruit Exfoliant

I wanted to quickly share what fun we had at Lawrence Community Work's Annual Convention last Saturday.

Out and About-Greater Lawrence Community Boating Program

Summer on the Merrimack

I stopped by Greater Lawrence Community Boating Program today to see Ellen Minzner, the new Executive Director. If you haven't been out to the Bashara Boathouse, you ought to go. It is just lovely out there in any season. Ellen told me about their upcoming Open House March 28 from 10 a.m. - 3p.m.

Manchester Street Park-Bid Awarded!

The City accepted bids for the park construction on February 27. The project was awarded on March 5 to David W. White and Son, Inc a well-regarded firm that has constructed many athletic fields in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We’ve met with the firm's principal and potential site supervisor, and are pleased and excited to get shovels in the ground.

LCW Annual Meeting and Convention

Join us at Lawrence Community Work's Annual Meeting and Convention at the South Lawrence East Elementary School. Rose and Janel will be leading the "Health and Wellness Workshop" in the afternoon where they will talk about nontoxic cleansers and personal care products as well as a food demo. I will be working with LCW's Real Estate Department on doing a design charrette for "The Point" - the space adjacent to Our House at East Haverhill Street and Newbury Street-see map here:

Check us out! - NPS Newsletter

Groundwork USA and Groundwork Lawrence were featured in the National Park Service Conservation and Recreation Newsletter.

Out and About

Facing History & Ourselves

  • A youth lead open discussion on race
  • Tonight, Thursday Feb. 26th from 5:30p to 7p
  • Event is open to youth ages 14 and up in the city of Lawrence.
  • Movement City is an empowerment and leadership after-school program for Lawrence youth between the ages of 10-18 where young people explore their potential through design, technology and performing arts.
  • Our House Campus at 168 Newbury Street, Lawrence

Finding Mañana, Mirta Ojito – White Fund Speaker Series

Manchester Street Park

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