Natick is not only working on going 100% renewable, there is more!
Here are a few of Natick’s Environmental Programs at the Natick Community-Senior Center –117 East Central St. — this Fall.
– Renewable Natick Event
Tuesday, October 9, 2pm, free
– A Farmer’s Tour of the October Harvest
Wednesday, October 10, 2pm, free
Natick Community Organic Farm Administrator Trish Wesley Umbrell
– Going Solar for Your Home- How to Get It, Price It, Reap Benefits!
Tuesday, October 16, 2-3:30pm, free
Join Craig Forman, a board member of Green Newton and chairperson of Newton Goes Solar who has taught Going Solar at Newton Community Ed and at Cambridge Center for Adult Ed. He will talk about his experiences with his own solar electric installation.
– Getting to Know Electric Vehicles-
All Electric Vehicles & Plug-In Hybrids
Tuesday, October 30, 2pm, free
Presentation followed by a hands-on show & tell & ride in vehicles
Learn more about Drive Green discounts here
The Rotary Club of Wellesley has more programs going on:
Every year, the Rotary Club purchases and bags 500 tree saplings for distribution to Wellesley fourth graders for them to plant. Susy Jordon, Wellesley Town Horticultural technician, hands out the bagged saplings and teaches a lesson on Arbor Day conservation.
Please join them to bag 500 White Spruce seedlings at the DPW parking lot from 4:30 – 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 17th. Any questions, call the Rotary Club at 781-591- 0759.
The Wellesley Club of Rotary is pleased to announce that Margaret LeLacheur, Development Associate, will discuss all that Land’s Sake has to offer for local communities at their meeting on April 3rd. The meeting is at the Wellesley College Club and the public is welcome and invited for dinner as well.
Learn more about Land’s Sake and their tri-fold focus: environmental education programs, food donation programs, and sustainable land management.
Register for the optional buffet meal, available for $30.00, when you register here. Dinner begins at 6:15 PM and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM.
The Rotary Club of Wellesley is one of Wellesley’s oldest community service groups and conducts local programs to benefit the Town of Wellesley. Please check the web site for times and locations. The public is always invited to any Rotary program. Please make a reservation on their website’s calendar or call 781-591-0759 to speak with one of the board members.
Just down the street is Land’s Sake Farm, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has been connecting people to their local ecology in Weston, MA since 1980. Their focus is tri-fold: environmental education programs, food donation programs, and sustainable land management. Education programs run year-round and are for people of all ages, ranging from tomato canning workshops to week-long summer camps to maple sugaring (big event on March 24th), and after-school programs. These community-building programs are focused on connecting people to each other, as well as to the land around them.
Land’s Sake sustainably manages land throughout Weston, whether it be keeping the local forests healthy or using organic methods on the farm. Their goal is to preserve the open space of Weston for generations to come. Part of this sustainable land management includes running a successful Community Shared Agriculture Program, and Farm stand. Visit landssake.org to learn more.