Vendor Guidelines & Application Avaliable for our 2011 Lawrence Farmers Market Season!

Please visit our Farmers Market page to download our 2011 Vendor Guidelines & Application and other paperwork if you are interested in becoming a vendor at either our Wed or Sat Lawrence Farmers Markets. Contact Anna Rickardshreff=> at (978) 974-0770 for more info.

Notes from our weekly radio spot on WCAP 3/22/11

3rd Annual Community Fair at the Emily G. Wetherbee School in Lawrence
The fair will take place on Saturday, March 26th from 9:30-12:00pm. This event was created to build awareness of the resources available in our community. If you are interested in participating, please contact: Hollie Fumero PTO Leader 978-557-2900 ext24101 esperada5678{at}msn.com.

Lawrence General Hospital is offering FREE breast health screenings on Wed. March 30th

Tsongas Pushes Priorities for Lawrence in Hearing with National Parks Director Jarvis

Press Release from Congresswoman Niki Tsongas

Massachusetts Fifth Congressional District, Contact John Noble: phone: 202.225.3411; email: john.noble @ mail.house.gov

Tsongas Pushes Priorities for Concord and Lawrence in Hearing with National Parks Director Jarvis

Environmental Education

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Through our environmental education programming for Lawrence youth, Groundwork Lawrence cultivates respect for the environment, social awareness and healthy behavior, preparing young people to be stewards of their local ecosystems and leaders in their community. Our school programming incorporates hands-on learning opportunities through schoolyard gardens, hydroponics and outdoor exploration to promote deep learning and to foster responsibility, civic engagement, and problem solving skills. Our education coordinators work with over 1,500 students ages 3-13 within the Lawrence Public Schools and over 250 additional students during our summer program. Our programs incorporate age appropriate learning activities that are aligned with the state standards with a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). 

Listen to Heather on WHAV Monday, Feb. 7

Tune into WHAV Monday, on the hour, every hour, starting at 7:00 AM to hear Heather talk about The Act FRESH (FResh Environments Support Health) Campaign Kick-off at the state house Monday, February 7 from 1:00 - 2:00. In addition, hear about GWL programs, the Spicket River Greenway, redevelopment in the Mill/Canal District and all the great projects coming online by 2012.

GWL Joins Civic & Government Leaders in Statewide Push for Healthier Neighborhoods

On Monday, February 7th, a diverse coalition of local and statewide organizations from every region of the state will kick off the “Act FRESH Campaign” to improve access to healthy affordable food and public space for physical activity. The group will release a report and public policy agenda entitled Priorities for Healthy Places, 2011-2012 aimed at reducing preventable diseases and containing healthcare costs.

The campaign kickoff, scheduled for 1:00pm in room 222 at the State House, Boston, represents a new chapter in the fight to build vibrant and healthy neighborhoods for all Massachusetts residents. By uniting across geography to focus on comprehensive public policy solutions, the groups seek to both harness and bolster the work being done in neighborhoods from Fall River and Lawrence to Worcester and Holyoke.

Read more about the event in the February 2, 2011 press release: GWL participates in state-wide Act FRESH Campaign Kick-off