Cooler Concord Sustainable Landscaping Fair

 

Learn about carbon gardening at a special presentation by NOFA

No-Till Cover Crops for the Home Garden:
Small Scale Practices for Soil Improvement and Carbon Sequestration

11am, Black Box Theater, CCHS

Fun kids’ activities

It’s never too soon to get the kids on board with sustainability…it’s their future!

Enjoy delicious food and refreshments from

Reasons to Be Cheerful Ice-cream, and others

 

Sustainable Gardens Tours

See what Concord residents are doing to make their gardens and yards more sustainable.

 

Speak with landscaping experts & organizations and learn how to create thriving, healthy landscapes

City Compost –Collects compostable materials form business and homes and provides finished organic compost.

ConcordCAN– Committed to promoting sustainability, advocating for environmentally positive policies and behaviors, and to working in cooperation with other local organizations on these important issues.

Concord Seed Lending Library Collecting and sharing biodiverse, locally adapted plant seeds, cultivated by and for area residents.

Concord Sustainability Working with town departments, committees, residents, partners and businesses, Concord’s Sustainability Division is responsible for developing and implementing programs, policies and initiatives to achieve the Town’s climate and sustainability goals.

Comprehensive Sustainability and Energy Committee (CSEC)– A Town of Concord committee charged with encouraging adoption of sustainability policies and practices in the Concord community.

Concord Water & Sewer / DPW  Learn about composting, rain barrels, and advice about watering.

Eco-Quiet Lawncare– Gasoline-free, organic and electric landscaping and maintenance.

Good Roots Landscaping– Garden design and installation, fine gardening and landscape services, organic lawn care and mowing, and organic plant care.

Grow Native Massachusetts Statewide nonprofit rooted in community and focused on inspiring people to action across the Commonwealth on behalf of native plants and the diversity of life they support.

Scott Richardson – Concord resident advocating for a phased-in ban on gas-powered leaf blowers in Concord

Peter Alden– World-renowned naturalist, lecturer, ecotourism guide and author of 15 books on North American and African wildlife, including the National Audubon Society’s Regional Field Guide Series.

Mass Audubon– Protecting the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife.

Meadowscaping for Biodiversity– Exposing youth to STEAM learning while empowering them to address real-world challenges to the environment and our society.

Native Plant Trust (formerly N.E. Wildflower Society)– Conserving and promoting the region’s native plants to ensure healthy, biologically diverse landscapes

Natural Resources Commission (NRC)– A Town of Concord Commission charged with the overall stewardship of the natural resources of the Town, and the establishment of Town environmental policy in conjunction with the Select Board and Town Meeting.

Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA)– Promoting organic agriculture through education and advocacy to expand the production and availability of nutritious food from living soil for the health of individuals, communities and the planet.

OARS Protecting, improving and preserving the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers, their tributaries and watersheds.

Organic Soil Solutions– All-organic lawn care company based in Woburn, MA using a completely organic and proactive approach to plant and soil health care.

Parterre Ecological Services– Thoughtfully designing, planting and maintaining aesthetically compelling native plant compositions that hold valuable ecosystem services while creating inspired, naturally occurring environments that reflect resilient habitats.

Pollinator Health Advisory Committee– A Town of Concord committee charged with understanding the regulatory framework for pesticide registration and use, examining the issues and concerns surrounding the use of neonicotinoids, and advising the Select Board on a plan for a communications strategy for educating citizens, lawn care companies and farmers about the risks of these compounds to pollinators and advising on alternative best practices.

Quiet Communities– Transitioning landscape maintenance to low noise, zero-emissions practices with positive solutions to protect the health of workers, children, the public and the environment.

Regenerative Design– Landscape architecture and planning for visionary individuals, institutions, and communities around the world. Productive landscapes. Resilient communities.

Sweet Autumn Farm– Educating and empowering the community to grow food in partnership with the natural world.

West Concord Green Thumbs– Local gardeners who beautify West Concord while cultivating community.

White Pond Advisory Committee– A Town of Concord committee charged with reviewing and analyzing the concerns of the White Pond neighborhood.

 

Win a raffle prize

Donations from  Marshall Farm, Millbrook Farm, Mahoney’s Garden Center, Stonegate Gardens, Russells Garden Center, and Colonial Gardens

Prizes include gift certificates, plants, compost, and seeds

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