Lawrence's New Community Gardens

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.

Tomorrow Spicket River Cleanup - Rain or Shine!

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

MA Farmers Market Week - Announcing Concert Series and a New Vendor!

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
  • -or-

  • Saturday from 10am-2pm on the corner of Lawrence and Park Streets in the GLFHC Park St. Clinic's Parking Lot

Click to download the press release and proclamation from the Patrick-Murray Administration.

Article in Today's Trib about Spicket River Greenway

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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"

Read the full article here

Call for Entertainers at the Lawrence Farmers Markets

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.

Using SNAP Benefits to Grow Your Own Food (USDA article)

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.