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GO: Get Outside

The beauty of April is that we are all stir crazy and it becomes extremely enjoyable to spend time outdoors.  The signs of spring continue to accumulate, weather warms up enough to make pick-up sports enjoyable, and the sun is still up when … Continue reading

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Boiled Down: A Maple Recap

By the end of the Boil Down weekend, I was barely able to speak in complete sentences.  I managed to take the following notes, which still sum up our season’s success quite well: Friday: Boiled from 7:30am-10:30pm, had 260 students, … Continue reading

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You’re invited: Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival

Join Groundwork Somerville on March 3rd at the Somerville Community Growing Center for the annual Somerville Maple Syrup Project Boil Down!   Community members of all ages are invited to 22 Vinal Avenue between 10am and 2pm to watch and learn … Continue reading

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The Boil Down Approaches

Today while sitting at my desk, I took a moment to mentally step back from the hourly coordination craziness that happens during the syruping season.  Assessing the overall progress of the Somerville Maple Syrup Project this year made me much … Continue reading

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Holidays can support our Community

There’s some fun events coming up, check ’em out, or suggest others in the comments section! 1) Do you like to draw, doodle, or design things?  Find details here, submissions due Nov. 21st: Maple T-shirt Design Contest  Feel free to … Continue reading

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Celebrating an Urban Summer, Outside

Who would have predicted I’d still be living in Somerville, the most densely populated city in New England, six years after coming here for school?  The small natural spaces in our city made it possible.  Coordinating the programming in and … Continue reading

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Urban Composting

Moving to Boston provoked several urban lifestyle wake-up-calls, many of them relating to city residents’ relationship to food and waste.  Many of my comments drew quizzical looks. In line at dining hall brunch: Classmate: “Why don’t you want a bunch of … Continue reading

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