Category Archives: Farm & Garden

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

Newton’s summer ban on use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers ends on Labor Day. After Labor Day, the gas, electric or battery-powered 65 decibel leaf blowers or lower are allowed Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm, and Saturdays, 8am-5pm. All leaf blower use is prohibited … Read More

Invasive plants pose a major threat to our ecosystems, and the challenge of tackling them can often seem formidable. On September 22 from 9am-1pm at Great Hall Lodge at Cedar Hill (265 Beaver Street, Waltham), restoration ecologist Chris Polatin will teach us how … Read More

The following are landscapers who: Understand and abide by Newton’s New Leaf Blower Ordinance (implemented 1/17/17) Work in Newton Will rake if asked, and, occasionally use electric or, in some cases, gas-powered leaf blowers Are stewards of the Earth   … Read More