Lawrence: Costello Park and Urban Farm

Sponsoring Club: 
YaleBoston
When: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:00am to 12:00pm
Where: 
Costello Park and Urban Farm See map Lawrence, MA 01843
The site is located at the intersection of Loring Street and Shawsheen Road. Some parking is available on site and additional on-street parking is available on Shawsheen Road. 
Description: 
Join Groundwork Lawrence for a day of planting, weeding, and garden bed preparation at Costello Urban Farm, as well as clearing of invasive species along the adjacent Shawsheen River Trail. Learn about how this formerly neglected city park has been transformed into a hub for healthy food production, local jobs, educational programming, and recreational activity. The gardens at Costello Urban Farm produce 4,500 pounds of fresh local produce annually that is sold at the Lawrence Farmers Market, local bodegas and restaurants, and donated to local food pantries.  This event is family-friendly and children are welcome.
 
Please wear close-toed shoes and long pants.  Water jugs and snacks will be provided; participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottle.  Volunteers are invited to gather for lunch afterwards at El Taller, 275 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA 01840.
Site Coordinator: 
Maggie Super Church ‘95
978-697-3550