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Library to Host Illustrated Talk: Thoreau and the Language of Trees

The Concord Free Public Library will host an illustrated lecture about Thoreau’s lifelong love of trees—how he saw them, what he learned from them and what they meant to him—on Saturday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be the main library at 129 Main Street. Read More »

Environmentally Focused Initiatives at Concord Carlisle High School - Part II

Environmental Studies Field Group Sign

After interviewing one of the student leaders of Green Team to learn more about their environmentally conscious goals and initiatives, we will now profile the Environmental Field Studies Group (EFSG). EFSG is another prominent CCHS group looking to invoke positive, environmentally friendly changes in the School community and beyond. Read More »

Exclusive Interview With George Carrette, Creator of Eco-Friendly Lawn Service

Exclusive Interview With George Carrette, Creator of Eco-Friendly Lawn Service

Why is your company called Ecoquiet Lawn Care?

We use electric mowers, and the name of the company sums up the advantages of electric mowers. Electric mowers are both eco-friendly and very quiet. Electric mowers are only responsible for 5 lbs of CO2 per day (calculated from the MA grid) as opposed to 100 lbs of CO2 for a gas-powered mower. Occasionally, I also use mechanical mowers as well for certain jobs.

Can you explain a little more about why electric mowers are better than gas ones? Read More »

A Daughter's Idea Becomes Reality, Backyard Chicken Coup

Mckenna with one of her chickens in the backyard coup

When Concord residents Corey Peck and Kristin Baker gave in to their daughter McKenna’s pleas to build a backyard chicken coop, they weren’t sure what to expect. Neither had kept chickens before. Did they have the time and energy to take on a new family project? Would their children maintain interest? Read More »



West Concord Farm Supports Three Generations

Marshall family thrives as town tenants



{Jackie, Rickie and Rick Marshall in the greenhouse}

It’s early June and the first rainy weekend in nearly a month. In the brightly lit stand at Marshall Farms, the morning’s offerings are already set out: asparagus and strawberries, tomatoes and garden peas, zucchini and summer squash, green beans and flowers.  Read More »

With Concord Riverwalk project, Dan Gainsboro realizes dream

Long road to building sustainable neighborhood

When it comes to the Concord Riverwalk project, “energy efficient ” and “community” are not mere buzz words. They represent the dream of developer Dan Gainsboro to create a holistic, sustainable neighborhood in West Concord.   Read More »

Sugaring Season Turns Sour, Warm Winter Slashes Maple Crop



In a typical year, Bay State producers of maple syrup run full steam from February into March – and sometimes into April. But 2012 has been far from normal. The sap started its run in January and by early March was virtually tapped out.

Although stockpiles from last year will keep consumers from experiencing shortages and price hikes, this year’s poor harvest hurts farmers who rely on sugaring for income and foodies who love to ‘buy local.’ Read More »

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