Upcoming Events

Compost Workshop - Sat Oct 20
Town Meeting - Mon Oct 22
Sustainable Milton Movie Night - Weds Oct 24
Brookwood Cooking Classes - Oct 25, Nov 18


"Wasted!  The Story of Food Waste"

Wednesday Oct 24th, 6 - 8:30 PM
Milton Public Library
476 Canton Ave


While food waste might not sound like a very exciting topic, this film is way more inspiring than the title suggests.  Anthony Bourdain and other top chefs offer creative and yummy uses for parts of plants not typically considered "food", from scraps more frequently sent to the trash (preferably composted if need be), and from bycatch and other completely edible, yet often wasted foods.

Why is a local sustainability organization hosting a film about food waste?  Unfortunately 40% of food produced for human consumption in the US is wasted and 90% of it ends up in landfills, where it decomposes and becomes methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.  While 1 in 8 Americans are food insecure, one pound of food per person is wasted per day and that waste is contributing to climate change.  Join us as we learn how to do something about it - one yummy meal at a time.

Be inspired, become informed, and enjoy some sustainable snacks at the same time.

 "Wasted! is sure to be mind-expanding for anyone who's never contemplated what happens when excess food is scraped off one's plate. But the film's real novelty lies in the demonstration of actual solutions that have already been put into practice." -  Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle


Composting Workshop

Holly Hill Farm
236 Jerusalem Rd, Cohasset
Sat Oct 20, 10:30 AM - Noon

Learn how to setup or enhance your existing compost pile or bin during this hands-on workshop at Holly Hill Farm. Attendees will bring finished compost home for their gardens.

$12/Members, $15/non-members. Pre-registration is encouraged - contact Jon Belber,



Cooking Classes thru Brookwood Farm

October 25 - Learn how to make kimchi with chef Didi Emmons.  Come and learn about the background science, the health benefits, and ways to eat kimchi.  Attendees will bring home a jar of veggies to ferment!  Registration link below.


November 18 - Join in on pie making fun for anyone 14 and up - just in time for Thanksgiving!  Enjoy treats offered by pastry chef Clare Garland, learn how to make a great pie crust and bring home your own apple pie and accompanying recipes.

Details and registration at


Plastic Bag ban proposed

Town Meeting to discuss single use plastics Mon Oct 22

Following the lead of 80 other Massachusetts municipalities, and with the support of local businesses such as the Fruit Center Marketplace, Milton is considering a ban on single use plastic bags.  Pembroke and Scituate are also considering joining South Shore neighbors Cohasset, Duxbury, Marshfield,and Plymouth who have similar bans in place.

Milton's Board of Selectmen recommend the town vote to amend the General Bylaws by adopting a new bylaw entitled “Plastic Bag Ban” to help protect the environment from plastic pollution 

While single use plastics can be helpful in certain situations, Sustainable Milton recommends you try to avoid using them whenever possible.  We applaud the Board of Selectmen for taking this initiative and support this proposed ban. 

Always reuse any plastic bags you might have, but please DO NOT put your recyclables in them!  While it might look neat and organized to you, plastic bags clog machinery where recyclable waste is managed.

Consider how items are packaged when purchasing goods and tell the retailers and restaurants you frequent why you've made the choices you have.  Future generations and your environment thank you in advance.


Sustainable Milton

Pres. Daryl Warner, VP Didi Emmons, Treasurer Greg Naviloff, Secretary Fred Taylor; Board Members:  Erick Ask, Henry MacLean, Louie Pierro and Tara Manno Richer

Reach us:  Sustainable Milton is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit org

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