This week the field team and the park based interns all got together for our first enrichment activity with Groundwork Somerville. Groundwork Somerville strives to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment through the development of community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being. We spent the day working at one of their urban farms in Somerville, where we got to meet the green team. Groundwork Somerville told us all about how they grow fresh vegetables in an old abandon lot and sell them by food trucks around the Somerville area. The Branching Out team was split into different groups. Two groups split up to harvest vegetables that were going to be picked up later that day to be sold. another group went to paint the large wall.
The groups that went to harvest vegetables picked ripe big delicious peas, scallions, radishes, and kale that was harvested and cut with scissors. Everything looked fresh and delicious! The painting was fun but slow because the wall is huge. groundwork Somerville taught us all a lot about urban farming and growing healthy food that’s good and good for you. Branching Out had a blast and we all want to thank groundwork Somerville for having us!