Category Archives: Farm & Garden

If you’re planning to buy a holiday tree this year, consider a natural tree—most plastic trees aren’t biodegradable or easily recyclable. In contrast, tree farms give back to the planet by providing wildlife habitat, keeping soil healthy, and absorbing carbon … Read More

Do you want to make your Thanksgiving celebration a little kinder to the earth? Try one or all of the suggestions from the Environmental Working Groups’s Thanksgiving Guide below. Meat has a significantly higher carbon footprint than other protein choices. So choose … Read More

On November 28 from 6:30-8pm at the Waltham Public Library (735 Main St, Waltham), please join us for “Saving Pollinators in Your Yard.” Speakers are Brandeis Senior Lecturer in Ecology, Eric Olson, and Native Plant Garden Designer,  Florrie Wescoat. Eric … Read More

It was a great Farmers Market season this year! We oversaw many itty-bitty critters, including “Big Fat Grg” the woolly bear caterpillar and the infamous tomato horn-worms. Our arts and crafts projects included origami butterflies and colorful caterpillars. Toddlers loved … Read More

When it comes to lawn and garden maintenance, sustainable landscaping methods can help reduce the negative environmental and health impacts of using fossil fuel powered equipment and toxic chemicals, specifically: Soil contamination from spillage of fuels and other chemicals Air … Read More

Do you aspire to create landscapes with genuine ecological value for a wide array of avian species— from songbirds, to raptors, owls, woodpeckers, and more? On October 17 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Great Hall Lodge at Cedar Hill (265 Beaver Street, Waltham), Claudia Thompson, Founder of … Read More

Shared Harvest winter CSA Shares Available for Winter

Let nature do the work as you grow your flowers, trees, shrubs, and/or vegetables. Sustainable gardening mirrors natural processes by recycling materials and minimizing energy use and waste. In this hands-on course, you’ll try out sustainable techniques in our instructor’s … Read More