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A grassroots group of people from Bolton, Massachusetts, whose mission is to build a strong, self-reliant community 
made up of people committed to living sustainably on the planet, in a way that inspires, builds friendships,
and
offers a hopeful vision for the future.

BOLTON EARTH DAY
SATURDAY, MAY 6 10-2

Bolton will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, May 6 from 10-2 on the Bolton Town Common.

Come to meet your neighbors while learning to take better care of planet Earth.  Take home a sapling.  Children can plant a seed or two to take home and place in their garden.  Learn about composting, water and other fun topics.  If you have a topic or display that you would like to share with your Bolton neighbors, please contact Laura at 617-281-1866.  Sponsored by Bolton Local.


WE DID IT! BOLTON is a Green Community!

Nice Green!


Learn more at Mass Green Communites











COME GROW WITH US

The Bolton Community Garden has a few plots available starting in April 2017. The garden consists of twenty 15 X 22 foot plots, and is located off of Route 117 just east of the center of town. The Bolton Community Garden was started in 2009 with a mission to provide a place for people to grow fresh produce, to promote a community gathering place, to provide education on sustainable farming, to increase general food security, and to widen ecological awareness and protection of our natural resources. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or novice, you’d  have the opportunity to learn from others  as well as swap ideas, seedlings, seeds and produce if you wish. All Bolton residents and employees welcome. For more information on the garden location and guidelines, go to the Community Garden page or call Dave on Sundays at 978-779-5422. You can also email the garden at info@BoltonLocal.org.


Bolton’s Annual Clean-Up 2017 Sat, April 15th – Sun, April 23rd
(DPW will pick up bags on
Monday, April 24th.)

Celebrate Earth Day in helping to pick up litter along the road in front of your home, as well as various locations around town. Please put recyclable in clear or white bags.   Yellow bags for trash can be picked up at the Bolton Public Safety Building.

For more information or to volunteer to assist in a special area,
contact Mary Boyd at 978-779-2740.



Repair Café
Next Repair Café May 20, 2017 from 9-1

Click here to find out more information about our next Repair Cafe

Right To Repair
There are new Right to Repair Bills​ in the Mass state legislature now. Similar to the 2012 law which requires manufacturers to make information about cars available to all, these laws will extend the rule to electronics - cell phones, computers, and even some farm equipment with computers in them. 
Send a message to your legislators in support of these bills by going to this web site and filling out a form 
https://massachusetts.repair.org/

Read New York Times on Repair Cafés from January 2017


Organic Lawn Care Presentation

Save water, money and time. Plus have a healthier lawn for you, your family, your pets and the neighborhood.

Click here for Powerpoint presentation

Presenter Jan Johnson, a teacher and organic landscaper, explained:

  • How to save money, water and time and have a healthier lawn by going organic
  • How high nitrogen fertilizers and pesticides deplete the soil and create fertilizer addiction•
  • The two meanings of the term "organic", and how not to be fooled by use of the term


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Lynn Dischler,
Mar 6, 2017, 5:13 PM
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Lynn Dischler,
Mar 14, 2017, 3:03 PM