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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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“Rally for Rosie’s Place” – This Weekend at Volante Farms

Visit Volante Farms this weekend, March 8th and 9th, and support their “Rally for Rosie’s Place.”  When you shop at Volante’s this weekend and add fresh produce to their collection bins, Volante Farms will match every pound of your donation with more fresh produce, helping to bring a month’s worth of fresh food to those in need. Volante Farms …read more

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Needham Community Farm Online Auction Begins March 7th

The Needham Community Farm’s 3rd Annual Online Auction will be held from March 7th-March 20th at www.biddingforgood.com/needhamcommunityfarm. Bid on lots of cool items for the entire family – over 100 items!  Also, go to our auction site to learn how to get entered into a drawing for a $500 gift card to Whole Foods Market!  Proceeds from the auction allow …read more

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Needham High School’s Environmental Club Focuses on Recycling

Needham High School’s Environmental Club is a small, yet committed group of students working towards making the high school and the community more environmentally conscious.  In the 2013-2014 school year, the agenda revolves around the central issue of recycling.  Back in 2011, the club implemented a recycling program, (which was previously non-existent), in the high …read more

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Needham RTS Superintendent Ann Dorfman Talks About Recycling at the Climate Cafe

At the Needham Congregational Church’s Climate Café on Sunday, Oct. 27th, Needham RTS Superintendent Ann Dorfman spoke to an enthusiastic group of 30 people about recycling.  Ann, who became Needham’s RTS Superintendent in Sept. 2012, has worked in the recycling field for over 15 years.  After a quick review or her background, Ann showed the …read more

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Economic Growth: Problem or Panacea

  Have we outgrown the planet? Is there an alternative to perpetual economic and population growth?  The film “Growthbusters: Hooked on Growth” will be shown at First Parish in Needham, 23 Dedham Ave., on Sunday, November 17 at 7 p.m. This thought-provoking documentary challenges our beliefs linking growth with prosperity and fulfillment.  Interspersing interviews of …read more

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New Option For “Greening” Your Electricity

If you’re wondering what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint and promote sustainable energy, here’s an easy step that has recently become available: choosing Mass Energy’s green power supplier, Easy Energy, as the supplier for your electricity. Yes, NSTAR customers now have two new options for 100% green energy: 1). New England Wind …read more

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Capes, Colonials, and Ranches Weatherization Series

Find out how weatherizing your home can save money and energy this winter! As the cold weather sets in, Green Needham Collaborative is offering a series of one-hour workshops addressing the unique weatherization opportunities and challenges for three common types of houses in Needham – capes, colonials and ranches. Each workshop will take place at …read more

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Dinner with Climate Activist Bill McKibben

Healing Earth: An Interfaith Evening of Connection, Community, and Commitment will take place on Thursday, April 26. There will be a vigil at 5:30 p.m. at the JFK Street Bridge, then a walk (about 20 minutes) to Harvard Square and at 7 p.m. eco-friendly dinner at First Church Cambridge (11 Garden St.) Bill McKibben and …read more

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Needham Community Farm Classes

Class registration for the Needham Community Farm family gardening education program has begun. Join your neighbors and friends at the Needham Community Farm this spring and summer for either our Beginning or Intermediate Organic Gardening classes. You will learn all you need to know to start, grow and harvest your own vegetables during the 6-month growing …read more

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