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April 2017

Third Annual STEAM Night Attracts Hundreds

By | Community Support

Our third annual STEAM night, hosted by Millennial Tech Middle School and Groundwork EarthLab, was a huge success. Over 300 students, teachers and family members enjoyed a wide-array of interactive, exploratory activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. The MTM choir sang beautifully and the Lincoln High School Drum Line put on an incredible performance of dance rhythms. Students engineered bottle rockets and solar powered cars, planted vegetables to create gardens at home, explored specimens under the microscope, interacted with live marine animals from Scripps Birch Aquarium, and much more. This event was directed by Ms. Hillard, MTM science teacher, and Ms. Proctor, Director of Groundwork EarthLab Education. They would like to thank all of the amazing partners and MTM teachers who donated their time, energy and efforts to create a truly spectacular evening.

Increase Clean Energy supports residential energy efficiency

By | Community Support, Uncategorized

Increase Clean Energy principals Derek and Tony present Groundwork staff with a corporate contribution in support of Groundwork’s energy efficiency outreach efforts.  Leading the Chollas EcoVillage project, Groundwork is bringing free energy and water conservation upgrades to Encanto neighborhoods.  Increase Clean Energy, a leading full service :Green Home” specialty company, is providing free audits. Call Groundwork for more information!  619 543 0430

The EarthLab Farm is Up and Running!

By | Project Updates

Under the able leadership of farmer Jacob Brownwoord, the EarthLab farm is in production. Assisted by dedicated Groundwork staffer Alex Garcia, Jacob is turning the farm into a hub of educational and production activity. He has recruited students, volunteers, and advisers, and developed a business plan under which local farm to table restaurants will utilize the crops.  Come see us!


Groundwork San Diego-Chollas Creek  

is seeking volunteers to assist with the

EarthLab Farm and Farm to School Program


Volunteers are needed to support our new farm. If you…

  • love working on the land,
  • want to learn more horticulture/small farm agriculture
  • are committed to helping Groundwork achieve its climate action and food justice goals


this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for!

Training will be provided.

Contact Jacob Brownwood or Patrice Baker at 619-543-0430 or


Earthlab Volunteer Duties and Hours

  • Earthlab Propagation Center

-Weeding pots, potting seedlings from trays to 1g pots

  • Earthlab Farm

– Tasks change weekly as season progresses; weeding, planting, harvesting

– Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday  – 9am-12pm