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Needham Farmers Market this Sunday, Sept.21th 12-4 pm

Tomato Fest at the Needham Farmers Market This Sunday, September 21st, Needham Farmers Market welcomes the annual Tomato Fest celebration. There will be a number of events throughout the day including: guess the weight of the tomato, identify the tomato variety, bring your ugliest tomato contest, share a tomato recipe bulletin board, tomato “saucy” coloring page …read more

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Green Needham’s Home Energy Savings Team Helps You Save Money and Energy!

Green Needham Collaborative’s Home Energy Savings Team (“HEST”) looks at possible ways in which Needham homeowners can reduce their fossil fuel use while increasing their use of renewable energy.  HEST wants to help everyone lower their carbon footprint and  save money.  HEST is actively exploring ideas and projects for the upcoming year.  At the Harvest …read more

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Successful Solarize Needham program will add nearly 100 solar PV systems in town

Solarize Needham officially ended on June 30th with contracts signed for 99 new solar PV systems in Needham. Congratulations to Solar Coach Artie Crocker, a member of Green Needham’s Steering Committee, for the energy and commitment he brought to this successful collaboration among Astrum Solar, the Town of Needham and Green Needham. Astrum Solar has …read more

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Needham Farmer’s Market Opens Sunday, May 25th

The Needham Farmer’s Market is opening for the new season on Sunday, May 25th.  The market is in a new location: Garden St., behind Needham Bank, in Needham Center.  The market will be held every Sunday from May 25th through the end of October, from 12-4.  So, mark your calendars, and come on down for some …read more

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Garrett Graham, Owner of the Needham Garden Center, Talks About Organic Gardening

On Wednesday, April 16th, Garrett Graham, owner of the Needham Garden Center, generously took the time to put together and present a wonderful program about organic gardening to the Kalmia Garden Club at the Needham Library.  Garrett, who grew up in Needham, and lives here now with his family, has owned the Needham Garden Center since …read more

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Congregational Church’s Climate Café Encourages Selection of Native Trees and Shrubs

At the Congregational Church’s Climate Café on Sunday, March 30th,  Master Gardener Betty Sanders presented a great program, ‘Going Native: Low-Growing Trees and Shrubs,” to 27 attendees.  Betty explained how many non-native trees and shrubs require extra maintenance and water because they are often not well-adapted to our New England climate.  Also, they are not …read more

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Residential Heat Pump presentation rescheduled for April 7th.

Green Needham’s Residential Heat Pump presentation, postponed due to the February 13th snowstorm, has been rescheduled for Monday, April 7th at the Needham Historical Society. Heat pump systems, also known as ductless mini splits, can provide a more cost effective and energy efficient way to heat and cool a home than traditional heating systems. They …read more

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Tonight’s Residential Heat Pump presentation postponed

The residential heat pump presentation scheduled for this evening, Thursday, February 13th has been postponed due to the snowstorm. We will post a new date for the session as soon as we can confirm the arrangements. If you RSVP’d for tonight’s meeting through Eventbrite, you will receive an e-mail notification of the new date. If …read more

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Receive $1,750 – $3,500 for replacing an old boiler or furnace this summer

After last week’s heat wave, replacing your aging and inefficient boiler or furnace is probably not the first thing on your mind. But it should be, especially this summer. If your boiler or furnace is at least 30 years old, replacing it this summer could mean between $1,750 and $3,500 in rebates. And, you won’t …read more

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Weatherization seminar presentation – Ranches and Colonials

Different styles of homes offer different opportunities to save money and energy. Green Needham and Next Step Living presented two weatherization seminars in January with specific ideas and advice for homeowners of capes, colonials and ranches. The January 17th workshop focused on ranches and colonials, which share some common features. You can find the January …read more

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