Sunrise Project is a nonprofit organization that connects people to good food, community and the environment. We are developing a neighborhood center at the former Sunrise Garden Center:1501 Learnard Ave. in Lawrence, which will include workshop space, a community kitchen and gardens. Currently, we implement a variety of programs throughout the community. Learn more on our program pages!
Out of School - In the Kitchen: Kids are out of school, so Food Rocket will have them in the kitchen! Thursday, February 23, 11am to 1pm.
Children ages 8-12 are invited to spend a long lunch hour exploring Chinese food traditions and learning about food justice. We are excited to have Haining Lou from Beijing guide us through hands-on learning that will include making Chinese dumplings, peanut noodles and Chinese smashed cucumbers. Children will not only learn about Chinese food traditions but will explore basic concepts surrounding food justice issues with fun activities. Sign up HERE!
Sunrise Youth Racial Justice Workshop: Njeri Shomari and Ashley Lindsey will lead a workshop with youth ages 12-18 on topics from intersectionality and dealing with microaggressions to taking action in our own community. Saturday, March 11th, 1-3pm upstairs at Signs of Life (722 Massachusetts St.) in Lawrence. Please RSVP if you plan to attend! Text Melissa at (785) 764-6943 or sign up HERE!
Tree Planting Day at Lawrence Community Orchard's NEW space! Lawrence Community Orchard is a free food park in East Lawrence. We’re expanding the orchard this year and the whole community is invited! Sunday, March 12th starting at noon, we'll be planting peaches, cherries, jujubes and persimmons at the new site right on Burroughs Creek Trail: 13th St., east of Delaware St. There is no parking along 13th, so please park on a side street or walk/bike to the event. A $30 donation will help cover the cost of a tree. You can bring a check or cash the day or, or click the "donate" button on this page! No need to RSVP. Bring your family and friends and come HELP US GROW!