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Can you share your skills in sustainable landscaping?

Groundwork Lawrence is looking for instructors and presenters for both classroom subjects and hands-on practice for a Sustainable Landscaping and Brownfield Parkscaping Training Program to be held in Lawrence. Trainees will learn basic skills in soils and plants, sustainable landscaping practices, and have exposure to remediation and restoration projects led by industry experts. The program is to include hands-on training including planting techniques with perennials, shrubs, or trees; pruning and maintenance of existing landscapes; removal and management of invasives; basics of stormwater management including erosion control and LID; and local site visits.

This program is a joint venture with the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board and is part of an Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant funded by the Environmental Protection Agency. Recruitment and career skills development are coordinated with the Valleyworks Career Center

Please contact Kathryn Prybylskihref=> if you are interested or have questions.
Please include in your email what skills you are able to teach, your experience in instruction or in the field, and why you are interested in the program.

Learn more about the program here!

GWL is now hiring!

Groundwork Lawrence is seeking a part-time Bookkeeper (15 – 20 hours a week) to work closely with the Deputy Director and other staff members in a small friendly office with multiple ongoing projects and programs.

Click here for more information regarding the position!

Save The Date - January 12 2012 - Commemoration of the Centennial of the Bread and Roses Strike

Short pay! All out!

Join the Lawrence History Center to open exhibit, Short pay! All out! The Great Lawrence Strike of 1912. The bilingual exhibit will be taking place on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 10:00a.m. Everett Mill, 6th floor, 15 Union St, Lawrence. This event is free and open to the general public.

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Earth Day, Comcast Cares Day scheduled for Saturday April 21, 2012!

Join GWL, the Green Team, Comcast, the City of Lawrence, Mayor's Health Task Force, and many more partner's in this year of cleaning up and beautification of our city of Lawrence. Last year we had 845 volunteers accross over 20 sites city wide. Help us reach our goal of 1,000 this year!
You can participate individually or as group. If your group has an specific beautification project in mind for your neighborhood and you would like to lead the project, we will love to hear from you.

SPECIAL Thank You to MAGID for the Glove Donation!!!

Groundwork Lawrence would like to extend a special thank you to Magid for the glove donation we received this summer. Magid graciously donated garden gloves which our Schoolyard Gardeners at Leonard and South Lawrence East Middle Schools are using this fall to plant, harvest, and clean up our gardens, and plastic gloves which our Urban Adventures youth used to do cooking lessons this summer in our Learning Kitchen. Check out their products at http://www.magidglove.com/.

North Canal Cleanup Has Begun!

The cleanup of the North Canal has already begun! Rocky Morrison and his crew were recently seen picking up trash, metal and recyclables from the canal and along its banks. To see pictures of Rocky and his crew, click here! This is a preview of the North Canal Cleanup that will be held on Thursday October 20 from 10am-2pm. Participants will have the opportunity to ride in boats and also kayak or canoe down the canal while picking up trash and recyclables.

Call for Glow Gala 2011 Eco-Art!

Call for Eco-Art celebrating GWL’s 10th Year

For Groundwork Lawrence’s Annual Glow Gala and Fundraiser
November 17, 2011, 6:00 – 10:00 PM

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.