Groundwork’s Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers Market is up and running for the season!
When: Every Saturday from 10am-4pm; June 1- October 26
Where: The daylighted Van der Donck Park in downtown Yonkers, across the street from the Yonkers Train Station and adjacent to the Yonkers Riverfront Library.
So come pick up some fresh local produce (all grown within 100 miles of Yonkers, including some from the Science Barge and our very own Yonkers Citizen Farmers!) and enjoy free food tastings and entertainment for all ages!
Please visit this page to learn more about the market: http://www.groundworkhv.org/programs/farmers-market/
A pdf version of the article is also available here: 5/17/13: Westchester Magazine Bob Walters Profile
“It’s nice to set aside time to help the community and the environment and teach kids social responsibility.”
Check out the Journal News’ video and article coverage of this year’s Great Saw Mill River Cleanup: Volunteers busy at Saw Mill River cleanup, featuring Holly Malekian, our Director of Development, and a few of the many amazing volunteers who helped to make the Cleanup a great success!
Thanks again to everyone who spent their Saturday pitching in as we cleaned up trash from the streets, parks, streams and trails along the Saw Mill River watershed.
You can also access an archived pdf version of the article here: 5-11-13 Journal News GSMRC
Groundwork Hudson Valley has been awarded an EPA Brownfields Area-Wide Planning grant, focused on the Lawrence Street neighborhood in Yonkers, NY, and the Putnam Spur Rail Trail project. EPA awarded approximately $4 million in grants to 20 communities across the country to assist with planning for cleanup and reuse of brownfields properties. More than half of the recipients are located in the NEMW region, including sites in IL, IN, IA, MA, NY, OH, PA, VT, and WI, and aims to promote community revitalization by using cleanups to stimulate local economies and protect people’s health and the environment.
EcoSalon features Groundwork Hudson Valley and the Science Barge in their article: “Food by Boat: The Appeal of Floating Farmers Markets” , about floating markets from Thailand to Seattle.
“It’s not that we’re blessing the river, but that the river is blessing us.” — Groundwork’s Science Barge Director, Bob Walters, at the blessing of the 7th Annual Blessing of the Hudson River, an event sponsored by Groundwork Hudson Valley and the Beczak Environmental Education Center.
Follow this link to view News 12′s coverage of the event, including an interview with Bob Walters.
The Yonkers Rising article, “Springtime on the Hudson; The Science Barge is Open,” features beautiful color photos from the April 13th Opening Day of the Science Barge, including: the Nepperhan Community Center Drum Corps, dancers from the Indian Center of Westchester, the ribbon-cutting with County officials, and Science Barge Education Director Jennifer Sloan showing off our hydroponic crops.
Check it out here: 4-19-13:”Springtime on the Hudson; The Science Barge is Open”
Check out this article from The Journal News, featuring photos and videos from Opening Day of the Fifth Season of the Science Barge, held on Saturday April 13th, 2013.
A pdf version of the article is available here: 4-13-13: “Yonkers Science Barge launches fifth season”
Groundwork’s wonderful intern, Molly Lindsay, had two great articles published in the the April 12,2013 issues of Yonkers Rising newspaper: “The Science Barge Reawakens this Weekend,” which promoted Opening Day at the Science Barge, and “MIT Students Give the Science Barge a Makeover,” which highlighted all the great work that MIT students recently did on the Science Barge during their Alternative Spring Break Trip.
4/5/2013: Journal News article “My Neighborhood: Hudson River is Bob Walters’ backyard,” features Science Barge DirectorApril 23rd, 2013
This Journal News article features Science Barge Director Bob Walters, as he shares what he loves most about the Science Barge and living in Yonkers. Be sure to check out the bonus video starring Bob, too!
You can also access a pdf text-only version of the article here:4/7/2013: My Neighborhood: Hudson River is Bob Walters backyard