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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.
Membership in Bolton Local is free and open to all residents of Bolton.
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Would you like to meet with neighbors and discuss ideas about how we can make Bolton a more sustainable place to live and build a vibrant community in the face of challenges from a faltering economy, climate change, and fossil fuel depletion?
 
How can we find more local solutions for food supply, energy, and transportation that will benefit all of us in an uncertain economy?
 
Today’s challenges bring with them opportunities to build community through shared experiences in areas such as:
 
  • Learning to make our homes more energy-efficient
  • Learning about alternative energy solutions
  • Learning skills related to gardening and raising animals
  • Learning to prepare and preserve locally grown food
  • Learning fiber arts -spinning, knitting and crocheting, felting, etc.
  • Supporting local farmers, orchards and businesses
  • Being better prepared for an emergency
  • Creating transportation solutions to help minimize our impact on the environment
 

Only after the last tree has been cut down.

Only after the last river has been poisoned.

Only after the last fish has been caught.

Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.

—Cree Indian Prophecy

 
 
We are a very loose group, but find that we need some defined roles in order to keep our efforts going.  As of  2016, our leadership roles are as follows:
Laura Kischitz - President and co-founder
Lynn Dischler - Vice President
Ray Pfau  - Treasurer

We would like to thank Lynda King, our former President and co-founder of Bolton Local,  for all of her years of keeping us together and moving forward. 
We could not have done it without leadership and perseverance.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Bolton Local at info@BoltonLocal.org
 
 

News: The Bolton Garden Club now part of  Bolton Local

The Bolton Garden Club announced in October 2012 that its members voted to leave the Massachusetts Federation of Garden Clubs and remain a local club, as an interest group of Bolton Local.

Margot Brody, one of the Garden Club’s co-presidents, said, “What appealed to us about Bolton Local was the `local’ aspect, and the broad definition of interests in agriculture and gardening, as well as other pursuits that could help preserve our planet. This was the direction we were moving in anyway.”

Bolton Local President Lynda King said, “We are excited to welcome the Garden Club members to Bolton Local. We think their knowledge and passion for the environment are a wonderful fit with what we’re all about. We look forward to working with them on initiatives that will educate, build community, and inspire action to help Bolton become a more resilient and sustainable place to live.”

The Bolton Garden Club has been serving the community since 1967. Its initiatives have included the Bolton Town Phone Book, decorating the town for the holidays, offering garden-related workshops to the public, and an annual scholarship to a Nashoba Regional High School senior, to name just a few.

As an interest group of Bolton Local, the Garden Group will continue to plan workshops that fit with its interests, such as the holiday floral arrangement workshop held in November. Bolton Local has made a commitment to continue support for the Bolton Town Phone Book, and will consider how some of the other former Garden Club initiatives might be supported.

For more information about Bolton Local’s new Gardening Group, contact Margot Brody at 978-779-9778 or Lynn Dischler at 978-779-6225.