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Six Mass. Nonprofits Get $122K for Urban Farming Initiatives

March 18, 2014 — Six nonprofits across Massachusetts recently were awarded $122,623 in state grants for urban farm pilot projects, one of the nation’s first state-funded urban farming initiatives aimed at helping more cities growth their own food.

The Urban Agricultural Program grants, administered by the Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR), is designed to build community partnerships, increase access to fresh, nutritious food for urban residents at risk for diet-related chronic diseases, and promote viable farming methods and local initiatives that other cities can replicate.

Ferrous Site Walk - Nov. 22nd

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Date and Time

Saturday, November 22nd at 10:00 AM
60 Island Street, 1st Floor East Wing, Lawrence, MA

(Parking available at 50 Island Street)

Please join us for a site walk to review the designs for a new park in the heart of Lawrence's Mill District at the confluence of the Spicket and Merrimack Rivers.


Green Roof Installed by ETTP Students at Manchester Street Park


We are happy to announce that the Green Roof on the shed at Manchester St. Park has been planted!

Cycle Two and Three (Cycle 3 pictured here) of the Environmental Technical Training Program (ETTP) at Groundwork Lawrence took on the task of completing the installation of the "Green Roof" using their OSHA 10 and Fall Protection Training, in addition to other skills they have acquired during the 5-week full-time program!

Public Meeting: Ferrous Site

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Date and Time

Thursday, August 21st at 6:00 PM
60 Island Street, 1st Floor East Wing, Lawrence, MA

(Parking available at 50 Island Street)

Please join a community discussion about the design for a new park in the heart of Lawrence's Mill District at the confluence of the Spicket and Merrimack Rivers. Food will be provided.

Environmental Technical Training Program

Environmental Technical Training Program (ETTP): Turning Lawrence's Environmental Challenges into Educational & Career Opportunities

Graduates First Class, Second Currently in Session, Third Now Open for Enrollment

CLASSES START JULY 7TH. REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 27TH.

A growing partnership between the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board (MVWIB) and Groundwork Lawrence (GWL) is turning Lawrence’s environmental challenges into opportunities!