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Maple Syrup Community Boil Down!

Did you know that every year, Groundwork Somerville makes maple syrup in a wood-fired boiler (made by Somerville High School students), and you can come watch? Join us for our annual maple syrup boil down festival! We will be boiling all the sap collected this year from sugar maples at Tufts and serving up pancakes from Cuisine en Locale. There will be live music, games, and Groundwork Somerville gear for sale! Rain date: Saturday, March 17th. The Maple Boil Down is the culminating public event for our annual Maple Syrup Project, in which we tap trees at Tufts, teach a series of lessons to Somerville 2nd graders with volunteer teachers from the community, and host field trips at the Som

Community Preservation Act: Show Your Support, Write a Letter of Support

Friends and neighbors: The Somerville Community Growing Center (GC) is applying for a Conservation Preservation Act (CPA) grant from the city this year. The CPA18 grant is to help the GC complete the Restoration and Rehabilitation of the GC. It will pay for the materials and construction costs needed to rebuild the GC after 25 years of loving use. The GC is completely volunteer run, and all funds to support the operation of the GC (although it is a city-owned property) come from our own fundraising efforts. Therefore, it is imperative to receive CPA funding to update the space. We are asking friends and supporters of the GC to write letters of support to the CPA Board. Please share anec

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22 Vinal Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 76

Somervillle, MA 02143


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