Groundwork Lawrence achieves results by engaging the community it serves in its mission. Its education programs, volunteer events and family activities are designed to foster ownership among participants in making Lawrence a safer, healthier place to live. Each year, Groundwork’s community programs attract increasing numbers of residents who are passionate about their city and doing their part to change it for the better.

Volunteer Events

Manchester Street Park-Volunteers Needed!

Come help us fill this space with a garden!

Please join us in building raised wooden garden beds at the city’s newest park-Manchester Street Park. Situated on a former municipal incinerator site (the Covanta Site) next to Malden Mills/Polartec, the bulk of the park is complete and ready for fun and all that is left is your help in building the beds!

We’re excited to have a few volunteers lined up for Tuesday, July 28 to construct community garden beds at the park site. Home Depot, Reading will be providing some tools and volunteers and through funding from the MA Office of Refugees and Immigrants and the City’s Community Development Department we have funding to buy the materials to build the beds and a compost area.

We need volunteers though! If you can join us for the day Tuesday, July 28 from 9-5, call (978.974.0770) or emailhreff=> Kathryn.

The community garden was a happy outcome of the community meetings for the Manchester Street Park Design where residents at the meeting said they would love to garden at the park and gardeners would be regular “eyes” on the park. Some residents in the Arlington Neighborhood are currently experienced gardeners and need more healthy space to grow veggies. Due to budget constraints in the bidding, we weren’t able to construct the beds during construction but we have the space secured, prepared and with water-we just need the garden beds to fill it!

Live Lawrence! Summer Concert Series

These FREE concerts are from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at Lawrence Heritage State Park, One Jackson Street, Lawrence, MA.

  • July 15 - The Lost Soul (Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Motown), food from Clock Tower Café
  • July 30 - Essex Music Chamber Players, food by Sweeney’s
  • August 13 - Jazz in the Air, food by North End Deli
  • August 20 - Grupo Fantasia

For more information visit
food at concert series is for sale by the listed vendors

Farmers Market Concert Series Schedule
below concerts from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at Appleton Way

  • July 15 - Burnin' Roots (reggae)
  • July 22 - Kenjisaurus
  • July 29 - Teresa Ines, Latin
  • August 5 - Los Sugar Kings, Latin
  • August 12 - Ryan Thomson, Fiddle
  • August 19 - Jandee Lee Porter, Guitar & Vocals
  • August 26 - Jeff Harrington Duo

Shop Fresh Produce at the Lawrence Downtown Farmers Market

Join us on Appleton Way to get your fresh produce and check out the concert series. Last week approximately 250 folks braved the weather. This week, forecasts are sunny and nice!

  • What time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. next to City Hall
  • What you’ll find: lettuce, summer squash, zucchini, peas, radishes, scallions, blue berries, eggs, baked goods
  • Great prepared sandwiches, salads and fruit from Clock Tower Café

Live Lawrence! Farmers Market Concert Series Schedule
all concerts from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

  • July 15 - Burnin' Roots (reggae)
  • July 22 - Kenjisaurus
  • July 29 - Teresa Ines, Latin
  • August 5 - Los Sugar Kings, Latin
  • August 12 - Ryan Thomson, Fiddle
  • August 19 - Jandee Lee Porter, Guitar & Vocals
  • August 26 - Jeff Harrington Duo

First CSA Distribution Day a Success!

Despite the heavy rains for the past month, the first CSA distribution was a grand success! The crates were filled with traditional early summer favorites like peas, lettuce, and radishes as well as some novelty items like garlic scapes! It was fun to see everyone's enthusiasm at picking up their vegetables. Edy, one of our distribution volunteers this year, remarked, "Now I believe it! People who eat vegetables really are happier!"

What a busy summer!-Veggies, Green Team, Parks oh my!

Thanks for keeping track of us here on the blog-we hope to keep it updated frequently but we are busy here at the office! We recently sent out our Spring Newsletter-if you missed it you can find it here. Today is the first day of our CSA delivery so we're very excited to be bringing another season of Farmer Dave's produce to Lawrence. Manchester Street Park is just nearly complete-check out our Flickr page for images. Also, our Green Team's first day of the summer season was yesterday. Say hi if you see them around town! By the end of this week they will have helped clean up Reviviendo Playground (needed some TLC), visited Lawrence Heritage State Park, visited the Union Crossing Site, cooked a healthy lunch from their CSA share, and weeded their plots in the community gardens. Also, don't forget that the Farmers Market kicks off its 15th season in Lawrence next week. If you're interested in supporting our work in Lawrence-please click here!

Mercado Agricola

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¿Dónde y Cuándo?:​

El primero y segundo sábado del mes, noviembre - marzo, 11:00AM - 2:00PM

50 Calle Island, Entrada B, Lawrence, MA

¿Por Qué?:

Porque frutas y verduras cultivadas localmente son mejores para Ud., su salud, y la salud de su familia, porque apoya los negocios locales, manteniendo dinero en nuestra comunidad, y es lo mejor para el medio ambiente. Venga a apoyar a sus agricultores locales, a conseguir productos frescos, y conectarse con sus vecinos.


Todos los agricultores aceptan SNAP/Cupones de Alimentos/EBT así como débito, crédito, y dinero en efectivo; Programa de Cupones para el Mercado de Agricultores del Hospital Holy Family, Cupones de WIC y los Cupones para Envejecientes también son bienvenidos. ¡Por favor venga y disfrute la vista, de los sabores, y los olores del verano con nosotros! Para cualquier pregunta o para más información, envie un correo electrónico a Rose o llámela al teléfono, (978) 974-0770 xt 7001

Support us today - Wednesday June 24 - at Whole Foods Andover

June 24 - 5% Day at Whole Foods in Andover

You can support Groundwork Lawrence by shopping at Whole Foods in Andover Wednesday June 24 all day.

5% of net sales will then be donated to GWL.

The Andover store is at 40 Railroad St in Andover-near the Commuter Rail Station off Rt. 28. See the map below: