Upcoming Events

Saturday, Mar 28
Pruning Apple Trees, the Art & Science
Starts: Saturday, Mar 28
Ends: Saturday, Mar 28 - 1:00 pm
Location: Newton Community Farm, 303 Nahanton Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459, United States
Description: Mr. Jon Clements
10:00am to 1:00pm
Newton Community Farm
303 Nahanton St. Newton, MA
Fee: $50
The joy of growing fruit in the home garden is enjoying a renaissance. One of the key steps in successful fruit growing is the act of pruning the trees. This can seem daunting and complicated, but it’s not! Not once you understand the principles involved. Come learn how to properly prune your fruit trees. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct actual pruning and gain both experience and confidence in pruning apple trees in order to produce a bountiful crop.

Register and pay via credit card for any of the Mass Aggie seminars by clicking https://classic.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1670276.
If you do not wish to register and pay online, you may print a registration form to mail. Click https://extension.umass.edu/fruitadvisor/sites/fruitadvisor/files/print_pdf/62939revproof.pdf, and you will open a pdf version of the registration form. You can print this form, select the seminars that you wish to attend, and mail it with a check for the appropriate amount.
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Saturday, Mar 28
Waban Solar House
Starts: Saturday, Mar 28
Ends: Saturday, Mar 28 - 4:00 pm
Location: 17 Wilde Rd, Waban, MA 02468, USA
Description: Visit a "solar home" in Newton's Waban Village. Speak with the homeowners about their experience with solar, see solar in action, and view the solar panels and equipment at the home. See the solar production while it occurs in web-based reporting system. Green Decade Newton volunteers, including a Newton architect, will be there to talk about how solar could "look" and work at your home. Newton Solar Challenge team members will be present to talk about solar design considerations, how solar works, how the numbers work for a solar investment and the "solar loan" available from The Village Bank. Thank you to our generous homeowner and to our solar partner, Sunlight Solar Energy, for hosting this solar open house.

Address: 17 Wilde Road, Waban, Newton 02468

Saturday, March 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
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Tuesday, Mar 31
Indoor Farmer's Market
Starts: Tuesday, Mar 31
Ends: Tuesday, Mar 31 - 5:00 pm
Location: Newton Highlands Community Development, 90 Lincoln Street, Newton, MA 02461, United States
Description: at the Hyde Community Center
November 18, 2014 -June 16, 2015
90 Lincoln St, Newton Highlands,
1:00pm-5:00pm on Tuesdays
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Wednesday, Apr 1
Register for Bike Newton Tour de Newton
Starts: Wednesday, Apr 1
Ends: Thursday, Apr 2 - 12:00 am
Location: Newton, MA, USA
Description: Bike Newton is gearing up for the 3rd annual Tour de Newton on Sunday, June 21 (Father’s Day). Online registration begins April 1 at bikenewton.org. There are 3 ride options this year, including a Petit Tour for novices and a contraflow tour for experienced cyclists. Bring family and friends and spend the morning biking safely on Newton’s streets seeing interesting city destinations, having treats at the 13 village greeter stations and collecting a new village button at each stop. Each rider receives a 2015 high-visibility T-shirt.

Bike Newton anticipates a large group of participants, so they need more experienced riders to be leaders or sweeps. Each group requires 2 or more guides trained on the 20 mile route. If you are interested in volunteering please email: bikenewton@gmail.com asap. Leaders/sweeps receive free high-visibility Leader T-shirt and are exempt from the registration fee.
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Water

‘Water Rising: The Impact on Humanity’ Lecture on April 9

Women Working for Oceans (W2O), in partnership with the New England Aquarium, will present Water Rising: The Impact on Humanity on April 9 in Boston. This event includes a special free lecture at 11am in the Aquarium’s Simons IMAX® Theater, followed by a … Read More

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Living Green

Do you have questions about how to live your day a little greener? Check out our Resources pages for answers to common questions.

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Healthy Environments

Leaf Blower Restriction

Green Decade Newton endorses timely action by Newton’s Board of Aldermen toward improved management of leaf blowers in the city. Our position is that their unrestricted use creates an unacceptable environmental harm in terms of excessive noise levels, polluting emissions … Read More

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School Outreach

Recycling and Waste Reduction in Our Schools

The School Outreach Committee brings parents and educators of Newton together to share ideas about promoting energy and resource conservation in Newton schools. Past projects implemented at schools include: Classroom and Cafeteria recycling and composting Zero Waste Days and Green … Read More

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Healthy Environments

Pesticide Reduction & Right to Know

Our mission is to protect ourselves and the environment by promoting alternatives to toxic landscape chemicals and pesticides (i.e., herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides) through public education campaigns and community action. community resource and clearinghouse for information, referrals and technical … Read More

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