Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Solar 101

Interested in SOLAR? Join us next Weds, May 13 for SOLAR 101 - we have a great speaker lined up from the Mass Clean Energy Council, plus some locals who have solar panels, to talk about their experience. HW library, 7 pm. Come get your questions about solar answered!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Go for the Green in 2015

Welcome!  We are planning our 2015 events - stay tuned for a community meeting in Feb / March.  We  hope to: 
1) meet the new town energy consultant and 
2) hear from some H-W locals about their experience getting solar panels.

Our Current Programs Include: 
1) Hamilton-Wenham Community Garden at Pingree Park (now entering its 4th year)

2) Gardening workshops
3) Grow A Row for Acord (awarded 'volunteer program of the year' in 2012)
4) Christmas Tree Recycling 


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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Here's an article about a great idea that would support our mission of Fostering Community Sustainability:

When Neighbors Share Lawn Mowers (click for article)

One family with an electric mower that is shared by 4 families could have a big impact on reducing air pollution locally, as mowers have much less pollution control than cars, so a gallon of gas burned in a mower is much worse than a gallon of gas used in car.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average lawn mower emits as much smog-forming air pollution in one hour as an average car traveling almost 200 miles.

1 hour of mowing = almost 200 miles of driving when it comes to air pollution.




Monday, March 25, 2013

Gardening Workshops & Events:  open to all!
March 30: Garden Planning, 1 pm at HW Library
April 20: Community Garden workday, 9-2?
May 18: Demonstration Planting of a raised bed garden - HW Community Garden, time TBD
H-W Community Garden 2013 - We're BACK and even better than before!  We are expanding the garden due to strong interest and a great first year!  Most gardeners are back for a second year, but if you'd like to join the garden this year, please fill out the survey form in the 'garden tab' of this webpage.


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Community Garden Workday Successful

Thanks to all who came out and helped put the 2012 gardening season to bed!  We weeded, cleared the Acord Bed, made great progress on the fence (now 95% complete), and built 7 more raised beds for 2013.   In November we'll be adding Sulfur to al the beds to lower the pH, which is a bit high according to a recent Soil Test from UMass.  

Gardeners - stay tuned for a survey about your experience this year.

Others - you can sign up now to be on the waiting list for next year.  Look for the 'I'm Interested Survey' on the Community Garden tab of our webpage.

Thanks for a super inaugural season - and a big thanks to Chris LaPointe and the Hamilton-Wenham Land Trust, and to Cam McNall of HW Green who led the fence project.

Looking forward to a great 2013 season!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

"Project of the Year" Award

Our Grow A Row for Acord Program was recently honored by Acord as Project of the Year!  Congratulations and thank you to all the gardeners growing healthy produce for local families in need.