A grassroots group of people from Bolton, Massachusetts, whose mission is to build a strong, self-reliant community 
made up of people committed to living sustainably on the planet, in a way that inspires, builds friendships, and
offers a hopeful vision for the future.

Community Potluck on March 18 at 5pm

Calling all Bolton folks!  Bring your favorite dish (with recipe or ingredient list) to share. To reduce waste, please bring your own place setting, including utensils.
Get more information by calling Karen at 781-354-7304 or
Email: info@BoltonLocal.org

Going Out Green; a panel discussion on
Green Burials
Tuesday March 20, 2018 - 7 to 9pm

at the Bolton Public Library

The panel will talk about the history and options for green burial and about what we can do to establish green burials in Bolton. The panel includes:
  • Candace Currie, Director of Planning & Sustainability at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Green Burial Massachusetts and the Green Burial Council
  • Eva Moseley, Clerk, Green Burial Massachusetts and Membership Secretary, Funeral Consumers Alliance of Eastern MA
  •  Thomas Comeau, Director, Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home
Many of us strive to live in a sustainable and environmentally-conscious way. Shouldn’t our death and funeral arrangements honor the environment as well?
       Learn more about Green Burials by going to our page.

Organic Gardening Presentation
Rescheduled: Tuesday, April 10 at 7pm at the Library

 Doug Wolcik, farm manager at the non-profit Gaining Ground Farm in Concord for the last 5 years, will talk about the advanced organic techniques they are using to raise large amounts of produce which they donate to needy families. Many of these techniques can also apply to a home vegetable or flower garden. Together with a handful of employees and over 2,500 volunteers, in 2017 they produced and donated over 80,000 pounds of vegetables to local hunger relief organizations in Boston, Lowell, and the Boston Metrowest area.   For more information, please contact Ray Pfau at ray.pfau@alum.mit.edu or 978-779-5545.

For more information on Gaining Ground go to www.GainingGround.org

Planning Meetings for 2018

April 7 and May 12

Please join us at the Houghton
Building at 626 Main St from from
9 -11am

Repair Café
Next Bolton Repair Cafe is
June 2 from  9am - 1pm
The Florence Sawyer School Cafeteria ~100 Mechanic St., Bolton, MA


Registration is now open for the 2018 Community Garden!
Whether a novice or well-seasoned gardener, all those who live or work in Bolton are invited to sign up for a sunny plot (or half plot) to grow their own food, flowers and/or herbs. Formal or informal groups, troops or clubs are welcome to share a plot. For more information, garden guidelines and application,
go to the Community Garden page. Email info@BoltonLocal.org, or
joan@zootergrouptutoring.com or call Joan at 978-779-6046 to learn more.

Coming soon: the cheaper, cleaner alternative to heating and cooling your home!

HeatSmart Meet the Installer Meetings RESCHEDULED
Thursday, March 15th, 7 – 9 pm at  Harvard Town Hall
13 Ayer Road, Harvard

Meet the selected installers (Boucher Energy Systems for ASHP and Bill Wenzel Heating & A/C for GSHP) and learn more about these energy-saving heating and cooling technologies, with an opportunity to sign up for a free, no-obligation evaluation. We have two “Meet the Installer” meetings scheduled and all from Bolton and Harvard are invited to learn more about the heat pumps and the options that might be best for your home. The installers and MassCEC will be at both meetings and the agenda is the same, so pick whichever date, time, and location might be best for you.

HeatSmart will be at the Bolton Community Potluck on March 18.
Stop by their table to get more information.

Questions? Want to get involved?
Contact info@boltonharvardheatsmart.org for more information or
go to
HeatSmart web-site

Bolton Local

Lynn Dischler,
May 15, 2017, 5:28 AM