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Somerville Brunch Fundraiser to Feature and Support Local Maple Syrup


On Monday, January 21, Groundwork Somerville will host a Maple Syrup Brunch Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Independent restaurant, in Somerville. The event will benefit the Somerville Maple Syrup Project, which educates 1,000 students and families about local food and maple syrup producing and culminates in a two-day “boil down” of locally harvested syrup.

“This event supports both community and our urban agriculture projects,” says Groundwork Somerville Executive Director Chris Mancini. “People can enjoy a leisurely brunch at the Independent, with a portion of their bill going to support Groundwork Somerville. Diners can also enjoy and purchase our locally made syrup, and our composting starter kits will be available for purchase, too.”

Mancini says that Groundwork Somerville strives to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the local physical environment through the development of community-based partnerships. “We work to empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being,” he says.

Location: The Independent, 75 Union Sq., Somerville. For more information, call 617-628-9988 or visit