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Plant Yourself in Somerville! on the Community Path, Saturday, July 10 from 9-11am

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  • Jennifer Hill
    PLANT YOURSELF IN SOMERVILLE! Saturday, July 10 9:00 - 11:00 am At the Cedar Street end of the Community Path A little rain didn t stop fifteen committed
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 1, 2004
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      Saturday, July 10

      9:00 – 11:00 am

      At the Cedar Street end of the Community Path


      A little rain didn’t stop fifteen committed Somerville residents from working on the Community Path last Saturday morning. In explaining why her family decided to come out, Somerville resident Mary D'Apice commented, “I think the title of this event, ‘Plant Yourself in Somerville !’, really says a lot. Doing something physical, tangible, really gives you a connection to the community and I think a lot of people are looking for that. People love Somerville , even when they complain about it. I think it’s from the untapped potential of the city.”


      Volunteers chopped down invasive trees, freed plants from weeds, and got a chance to meet new neighbors and friends. Help continue this work by joining Groundwork Somerville on Saturday, July 10th from 9 to 11am to help clean-up and beautify the Community Path. Work will be done at the current end of the path at Cedar St. , between Highland and Morrison Avenues. Heavy rain cancels.


      Groundwork will be hosting clean-up events every other week this summer in preparation for plantings in the fall. The site will be redesigned to create a meadow habitat. Meadows occur naturally in New England where disturbances such as fire, animal grazing, or human intervention prevent woodland growth. Native plants will be used because they reduce the need for maintenance on site and greatly add to the wildlife value of the area.


      This project is funded by the Tufts University College of Citizenship and Public Service and by the Friends of the Community Path. Greenhouse space and materials have been provided by the Tufts University Facilities Department. The project is also supported by TAGS Hardware, the Somerville Garden Club, Dept. of Public Works, and the Somerville Community Growing Center .


      Information about gardening in Somerville and extending the bike path will be provided.


      Groundwork will also sponsor clean-ups on July 21st and August 7th.





      Jennifer Hill

      Executive Director

      Groundwork Somerville

      PO Box 441033

      408 Highland Avenue

      Somerville, MA 02144

      617.628.9988 (v)

      617.623.5943 (f)


      Changing Places, Changing Lives


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