May 202016

Gardeners on the Esplanade May 3-June 21, 10:00 AM-Noon

The Esplanade Association will begin its Gardener Assistant Program, which is an 8-week program to get volunteers out during the months of May and June to help the Esplanade Association’s Horticulture staff. Tasks will include weeding, mulching, dead-heading, and more. The association will hold in-person interviews to gauge volunteer commitment. Prior gardening experience is preferred. If you are interested please reach out to Kyle Richard, the volunteer and program manager, at krichard@esplanadeassociation. org or call 617-227-0365 for more details. Boston Esplanade

Nature Poetry Walk Sunday, May 22 1:30-3:30 PM

Anne-Marie Lambert is a Belmont Citizens Forum board member who has been leading local nature walks and writing articles about Belmont history and storm water. This is her fourth guided nature walk to explore the seasons at Lone Tree Hill. She will be joined by Douglas Holder, local poet, journalist, and a counselor at McLean Hospital. Highland Meadow Cemetery, 700 Concord Avenue, Belmont.

Transform Your Roof into a Garden Sunday, May 22, Noon-1:00 PM

Author Annie Novak of New York Botanical Garden will share a slideshow of farms and gardens featured in her new book, and how you, too, can get growing. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston.

Sustainable Belmont Meeting Wednesday, June 1, 7:00-8:30 PM

Come to Sustainable Belmont’s regular monthly meeting to learn about their work. Info: Assembly Room, Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Avenue, Belmont.

Fresh Pond Day Saturday, June 11

Celebrate the land, water, wildlife, and people that make Fresh Pond Reservation a vital part of Cambridge. Fresh Pond Reservation is an urban wild that protects Cambridge’s in-city drinking water reservoir. Fresh Pond Day is the Cambridge Water Department’s annual tribute to this vital natural resource, invaluable sanctuary for wildlife, and a beloved recreational escape in the city. Events include live wildlife presentations, a wildlife and bike parade, live music, facepainting, truck climb-aboards, tours, and more. Free admission. To learn more or get involved, please contact Martine at (617) 349-6489, mwong@ Water Purification Facility at Fresh Pond Reservation, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge

Sustainable Belmont Meeting Wednesday, July 6, 7:00-8:30 PM

A regular monthly meeting open to all. Assembly Room, Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Avenue, Belmont.

Showcase of Innovation at Boston GreenFest Friday-Sunday, August 19-21

Boston GreenFest is the region’s largest multicultural environmental music festival, and a celebration of life and possibility, providing you with ideas and experiences that can shape your life and the life of your community. Its goal is to inform everyone about the many ways green living can help our world, city, neighborhoods, and ourselves. The three days of festivities and displays by organizations and green businesses have something of value for everyone. Have fun, meet people, learn, and be inspired. www.bostongreenfest. org info@www.bostongreenfest. Boston City Hall Plaza.


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