The Local Food Movement: Why Participate and What Can We Do?

Presented by the People for the Environment

Thursday, March 26th, 7-8:30pm
at the North Parish Church of North Andover

How can we eat food grown in a way that is less harmful to the earth? What are the benefits of eating locally? What can we do? With all of the talk about food these days, it is important to understand what choices we can make that affect the health of our bodies and the health of our earth.

Manchester Street Park-Bid Awarded!

The City accepted bids for the park construction on February 27. The project was awarded on March 5 to David W. White and Son, Inc a well-regarded firm that has constructed many athletic fields in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We’ve met with the firm's principal and potential site supervisor, and are pleased and excited to get shovels in the ground.

LCW Annual Meeting and Convention

Join us at Lawrence Community Work's Annual Meeting and Convention at the South Lawrence East Elementary School. Rose and Janel will be leading the "Health and Wellness Workshop" in the afternoon where they will talk about nontoxic cleansers and personal care products as well as a food demo. I will be working with LCW's Real Estate Department on doing a design charrette for "The Point" - the space adjacent to Our House at East Haverhill Street and Newbury Street-see map here:

Out and About

Facing History & Ourselves

  • A youth lead open discussion on race
  • Tonight, Thursday Feb. 26th from 5:30p to 7p
  • Event is open to youth ages 14 and up in the city of Lawrence.
  • Movement City is an empowerment and leadership after-school program for Lawrence youth between the ages of 10-18 where young people explore their potential through design, technology and performing arts.
  • Our House Campus at 168 Newbury Street, Lawrence

Finding Mañana, Mirta Ojito – White Fund Speaker Series

Manchester Street Park


The site as-is

We've been pretty busy at the office with Green Team, CSA Registration and GreenStreets preparation (check out our newsletter), but I am personally excited for our Manchester Street Park Project. The plans and specifications are out to bid and we'll be receiving bids next week. I always enjoy bid openings-the sealed envelopes, the moment of truth..and sometimes a lucky break!

Groundwork Share-a-Share Program™

colorful CSA veggies!.jpg

As part of our mission, we strive to make high-quality fresh produce accessible to as many members of our community as we can. Groundwork Share-a-Share™ donations are used to subsidize the cost of fresh food through subsidized CSA shares, incentive programs for our Farmers Markets, and fresh food donations to food pantries. Through our Groundwork Share-a-Share™ Program, you can make a tax-deductible donation to help us extend the benefits of fresh, locally-grown food to those who would otherwise not be able to afford it.

Your donation for the 2017 season will help a significant number of low-income families who suffer from diet-related health disparities afford fresh produce.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to our Groundwork Share-a-Share™ program! Donate Here to contribute to this important program.