Groundwork Lawrence hosts three farmer's markets per week because fruits and vegetables grown locally are best for you, your health, and your family's health, because it supports local businesses, keeps money in our community, and is the best for the environment. Come and support your local farmers, to get fresh products, and connect with your neighbors.
Maudslay State Park has one of the best stands of rhododendrons in New England, and well worth the trip! Come stroll the park check the sign at headquarters to find the park interpreter location and learn about some of these beauties.
All programs are free and open to the public. Ages 6 & up
Brave the dark of the night in the Dunes of the Crane Wildlife Refuge! We start with an introduction to night sounds, so you are prepared to identify the sounds you will hear, then we hike silently through the darkness, letting our ears make up for our lack of sight. What will you hear? Frogs? Owls? Foxes? Who knows! Debrief and relax with a drink around the campfire to wrap up the evening’s adventure.
Spend your early release day building and playing at The Stevens-Coolidge Place. This drop-off program will introduce garden lifecycles, get your hands dirty building a composter to take home and finish outside with games in the gardens.
Backyard Growers Presents: The second annual Gloucester Grow Fest! Join us at Burnham's field on Saturday, June 9th to celebrate healthy eating, green living, and warm weather! There will be garden tours, art projects, yummy food, games, live music, community yoga, and more! This event is free and has something for people of all ages. See you there!
The Trustees of Reservations invites you to Long Hill and Sedgwick Gardens for the annual Long Hill Plant Sale. Enjoy this local tradition in it's 28th year! You'll find a great selection of unusual plants and old favorites, including Tree Peonies, Japanese Maple, Dogwood, Tulip Tree, Stewartia, Forget-me-nots, and more! Arrive by 10am to join us for the silent auction of rare plants, perennials from A to Z, natives, show stopping annuals, propagated Sedgwick Garden specialties, herbs, succulents, Hypertufa containers, and gardening books. Rain or shine, please bring your wagons!
The Friends of NTL are holding the annual Plant Sale fundraiser on Saturday, May 18 from 8:30am - 12:30pm at the library! For sale will be perennials, annuals, and hanging plants, as well as baked goods, Newbury caps, boat flags, Friends Book Bags, raffle items, and more! The Friends Bookstore opens during library hours, 10am - 2pm for book purchases. Please come out and support the library while picking up plants for your garden. All proceeds will be used to support NTL programs, resources and technology.
Join The Trustees and ReVision Energy this spring afternoon to get creative in The Stevens-Coolidge Place gardens. Offering kid-friendly garden experiences in 30 minute intervals, participants will enjoy viewing what spring has sprung with a knowledgeable guide as they meander through the gardens. Each tour will end with participants using the elements of the garden to create solar-powered art. We’ll harness the power of the sun using solar paper and water to create a nature-inspired piece of art. While your new creation dries, take time for a picnic or enjoy a friendly game of giant Jenga or corn hole on the lawn.
Peabody Essex Museum celebrates Earth Day in Salem Massachusetts. Join in a variety of hands-on activities in Wes Sam-Bruce’s Mobile Art Studio. Consider what freedom means to you and your relationship with nature through writing prompts inspired by the Jewish Arts Collaborative and National Poetry Month. Meet members from the Backyard Growers Program, a nonprofit organization that has built more than 200 raised bed gardens, serving hundreds of Gloucester residents, and learn about the food system, the garden ecosystem and the science behind growing food.
Join us to learn how to use the Square Foot Garden method to make the most of the space in your veggie garden this year. Leave the training with a custom garden plan based on how much time you can spend in the garden and what you like to eat, so that you can enjoy more delicious, fresh, homegrown produce than ever before - with minimal waste!