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,
offers a hopeful vision for the future.

 May 20, 2017 from 9-1

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Right To Repair
There are new Right to Repair Bills​ in the Mass state legislature. Similar to the 2012 law which requires manufacturers to make information about cars available to all, these laws will extend the rule to electronics - cell phones, computers, and even some farm equipment with computers in them.

Send a message to your legislators in support of these bills by going to this
web-site and filling out a form 

Read New York Times on Repair Cafés from January 2017

WE DID IT! BOLTON is a Green Community!

Nice Green!

Learn more at Mass Green Communites


The Bolton Community Garden has a few plots available starting in April 2017. The garden consists of twenty 15 X 22 foot plots, and is located off of Route 117 just east of the center of town. The Bolton Community Garden was started in 2009 with a mission to provide a place for people to grow fresh produce, to promote a community gathering place, to provide education on sustainable farming, to increase general food security, and to widen ecological awareness and protection of our natural resources. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or novice, you’d  have the opportunity to learn from others  as well as swap ideas, seedlings, seeds and produce if you wish. All Bolton residents and employees welcome. For more information on the garden location and guidelines, go to the Community Garden page or call Dave on Sundays at 978-779-5422. You can also email the garden at info@BoltonLocal.org.

Bolton Town Common Yard Sale Saturday, June 24 from 9 - 3

Bolton residents are invited to be part of a yard sale on Saturday, June 24 from 9 am to 3 pm on the Bolton Town Common. This location was chosen by organizers not only for its central, high traffic location, but also to promote and support the Bolton Town Common initiative . “Pouring rain” date is Sunday, June 25.

The Bolton Town Common Yard Sale will offer 10' by 10' spots to sellers for $10 each if they sign up before May 19. Participants can reserve more than one space if desired. Early registration is encouraged, since places will be limited. After May 19, residents can participate for $15 per spot if there are spaces remaining. A portion of the sign-up fee will be donated to the Bolton Town Common.
  Now is the time to sign up to be part of this community-spirited event. Sign-up forms are available at the bottom of this page and at various locations in Bolton, including Town Hall, the Senior Center, Public Library, Post Office, Slater’s, Bolton Orchards, Bolton Bean, and The Quilted Crow.

Organic Lawn Care Presentation

Save water, money and time. Plus have a healthier lawn for you, your family, your pets and the neighborhood.

Powerpoint presentation attached below

Presenter Jan Johnson, a teacher and organic landscaper, explained:

  • How to save money, water and time and have a healthier lawn by going organic
  • How high nitrogen fertilizers and pesticides deplete the soil and create fertilizer addiction•
  • The two meanings of the term "organic", and how not to be fooled by use of the term

Bolton Local

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May 1, 2017, 6:07 PM
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