Category Archives: Farm & Garden

Autumn Leaves

It’s almost fall and time for the leaf raking (or leaf blowing) to commence. Consider keeping the peace and healthier air by raking leaves by hand or hiring a service that will use hand raking or an electric leaf blower. … Read More

Youth Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (YEEP) will be at the Newton Farmers’ Market (Newton South High School) on Tuesday, August 11 from 2-6pm selling native New England plants. Buy hardy, pollinator-essential native plants—goldenrod, New England Aster, New York Ironweed, and other–from Newton residents … Read More

Most animals raised for meat, milk and eggs are on industrial farms that contaminate our air, soil and water. These farms rely heavily on antibiotics and other synthetic treatments to boost outputs, and combat diseases caused by stressful, crowded and … Read More

MassRecycle President Gretchen Carey and Newton’s Director of Sustainable Materials Management, Waneta Trabert, invite MassDEP’s Ann McGovern back to talk all about home composting. Click here to listen. Headline Photo: Waneta Trabert leading last year’s successful Pumpkin Smash where families … Read More

On Thursday, July 16 from 10:30am-1:30pm, the Ecological Landscaping Association will offer a class on all aspects of soil composition and soil health. Trevor Smith will discuss soil’s role in sustainability and combating climate change. The class will provide you … Read More