Summer 2017 Garden Workshop Series Starting Soon!

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 GardenStarting Seeds, and Soil & Compost, and all are free!

 

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Public Meeting for Open Space Plan

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

Open Space & Recreation Plan Public Meeting this Wednesday March 1st

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

Green Team Visits Eagle Eye Institute

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.

Groundwork Voices From Yellowstone: Juana Lopez

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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!”

Urban Adventures 2016

Here are some snapshots from this summer's Urban Adventures!

 

Untitled design (4).jpgUrban Adventures students investigate waste in their community and what local businesses and organizations are doing to address it. At Kachel Motor Company, an auto shop, students get a close look at a machine that grinds down scrap metal, which will later be melted and recycled (lower left). 

 

At Market Basket, Leo Lopez, manager and former Boys & Girls Club member gives students a special behind-the-scenes tour and explains how the store collects all organic waste to be picked up by a pig farm (lower right).

 

Staff from The Clean River Project take the kids out for a spin on the Merrimack River (hosted by Greater Lawrence Community Boating). The Clean River Project has found several cars and even an old safe! (there was no money inside, unfortunately).