Recently taken pictures of construction along the Spicket River Greenway have uploaded on Groundwork Lawrence Flickr! Photos were taken along Steven's Pond/Manchester Street Park, Malden Mill, Kennedy Park/Central Catholic, DPW Yard and Immigrant Place. To see these photos, Click here
The number of community gardeners participating in the community garden network doubled this summer. Groundwork Lawrence, working in partnership with the City of Lawrence, converted five vacant publicly owned lots into space for growing fruits and vegetables. The lots were previously dumping grounds for trash or overrun with invasive plants like Japanese Knotweed, but now they are sources of pride for the neighborhoods -- often inspiring landowners to make improvements to their own properties.
Saturday September 24, 2011, 8:00 - 1:00
Join us at Manchester St. Park to kick-off and end the day's activities. Registration starts at 8:00 and by 9:00 AM you'll be at one of many sites along the river! Come back at noon for a free volunteer appreciation BBQ. For more information or to learn how your business or group can participate in or sponsor this year's Spicket River Cleanup please email Rosahref=> or call (978) 974-0770
Please join us for MA Farmers Market Week at one of Lawrence's two Farmers Markets:
- Wednesday from 9am-4pm on Appleton Way between the Court House and City Hall
- Saturday from 10am-2pm on the corner of Lawrence and Park Streets in the GLFHC Park St. Clinic's Parking Lot
Please join us to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the Community Gardens!
August 16 at 10:00 AM at the corner of Spruce and Myrtle (Lawrence, MA...in case you were wondering!)
See you there
GWL Spotlighted in Other Publications
- Looking to the Future – Massachusetts Land and Parks Conservation and Their Future The Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (pdf)
- City of Possibilities: Lawrence on the Merrimack Mass Benchmarks Magazine (link)
Check it out!
"This month, work began on the final phase of a 13-year, multi-million-dollar project that officials hope will remake the Spicket into a glistening centerpiece of the city's Arlington and downtown neighborhoods and open a new chapter in the story of both the river and the city"
Calling all musicians, singers, artists, dancers, poets, and entertainers of all kinds…Groundwork Lawrence is looking for acts to perform at our Wednesday and Saturday Farmers Markets. Our markets run:
Sat 10am-2pm on the corner of Lawrence and Park Sts
Wed 9am-4pm on Appleton Way between City Hall and the Court House.
Massachusetts Land Initiative for Tomorrow - AmeriCorps Positions with MassLIFT at Groundwork Lawrence
June 24, 2011 -- Every month, more than 44 million people use SNAP benefits to access nutritious food. Most of us probably imagine individuals purchasing items like tomatoes, squash, and apples with their benefits. SNAP, however, can also help people buy seeds and plants that produce edible items. All SNAP retailers, including Farmers’ Markets, are authorized to sell seeds and plants to SNAP participants.