On Tuesday, July 19th, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey visited Lawrence to meet the youth whose summer positions are funded by the Attorney General's Office (AGO) Healthy Summer Youth Jobs grant program. AG Healey was joined by local and state delegation and Mayor Daniel Rivera in her visit to congratulate the youth. This is Green Team's second year participating in the AGO's Healthy Summer Youth Jobs program, and were thrilled to meet with her and discuss their experiences in Lawrence working as a part of the Groundwork Lawrence team.
A huge thank you goes to the Lawrence Boys & Girls Club for hosting this event and the Attorney General's Office for funding such an important program. We look forward to inviting the Attorney General back to Lawrence to work one on one with Green Team in the future!
The garden workshop series is back and better than ever! This summer, Groundwork Lawrence is offering three FREE workshops for aspiring gardeners. Generously supported by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, Groundwork Lawrence invites both beginners and experts to learn how to grow healthy, fresh food in their own backyard! Topics covered in the series include: How to Start a Garden, Starting Seeds, and Soil & Compost, and all are free!
Please join us to review the plan's draft goals and the action plan that will guide the city's investments in parks and open spaces over the next seven years.
Por favor únase a nosotros para revisar el borrador de las metas del plan y el plan de acción que guiará las inversiones de la ciudad en los parques y
espacios abiertos durante los próximos siete años.
Wednesday, May 17th • Miércoles 17 de Mayo
6:30 - 8 pm
Lawrence Public Library, 51 Lawrence Street, Lawrence
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! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thank you to Harvard Pilgrim Foundation for your support of this cooking club.
Half the grain, And half the hay, Must still remain, On Candlemas day.
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.
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:
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!”