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Happy Earth Day 2021!

 
We hope you enjoy these ideas and upcoming events
 

Plant native trees 
FREE Red Oak Seedlings
While supplies last, now through Sat April 26
9 AM - Noon


Learn how to get fit AND reduce carbon
Health & Wellness Talk
Walking and Biking for fun AND transportation
April 22, 6:30 PM


Plan your organic veggie garden
Brookwood Seedling Sale
Sat and Sun May 8-9th 
Reserve your time ASAP!

Skip the Chemicals! Feed your Garden naturally
Black Gold from local Farms
Order by April 26 for pickup
May 4- May 10


Capture Rain to Water your Garden
Rain Barrels
order by June 3 for pickup
June 10, 2021

Learn about Blue Hills habitat & critters
Wetlands and Vernal Pools talk
Thurs. April 29 6:30 PM

Leave it better than you found it.  Help...
Milton Green Up
First weekend in May



 



FREE Tree/Shrub Seedlings
Wakefield Arboretum - Brush Hill Rd, Milton
While supplies last, now through Sat, April 22-26
9 AM - Noon

What can best support native fauna and survive environmental stresses such as drought?  Native vegetation chosen by our friends at the Wakefield Arboretum!

This year they were kindly offering a choice of tree and shrub seedlings.  Tree choices include: River Birch, Crab Apple, Red Maple, Red Oak, Colorado Spruce.  Shrubs include: Gray Dogwood, Red Dogwood, Common Nineback. 


AT THIS TIME ONLY RED OAKS REMAIN.  Did you know oak trees are habitat powerhouses, supporting more species than any other tree?  Come soon, they're going quick!!

Simply drive though. Volunteers will load potted trees into your trunk. There is a limit to two trees or shrubs per family.  Please plant trees promptly, instructions provided!  For more info: www.bluehillsclimateaction.org
 or call 617-967-4578


Many thanks REI for funding this event and to MHS students Roisin Quelly, Carle Bleau, Lucy Moynagh, Rachel Steinberg, Sophie D'Allesandro, Keira Earner, and Annette Swenson who helped Sustainable Milton and Wakefield Arboretum folks pot 75 tree seedlings!  
 
 
Let's learn from our neighbors
Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition sponsors:
 
 

Join us for a conversation centered around YOU! Hear personal stories from our panelists, explore the overall health benefits of being outdoors, learn about the street changes that help to enhance the peace within us, share your #anythingthatsnotacarjoy, and much more. Our aim is for you to walk away with an enhanced perspective of walking and biking.

Register here for more information - https://bit.ly/T-Talks4

 

 




Seedling Sale & CSA news

 
 
Brookwood Community Farm's popular Seedling Sale May 8-9, 2021 will include in-person shopping this year :-) but you must make a reservation.  Time slots are filling up quickly.  For more info visit the Events page on Brookwood's website or click here.  Please note parking will be at Trinity Church this year and the Seedling Shuttle will help transport your seedlings back to your car.

CSA shares are still available.  Visit the
Brookwood Community Farm website for more info.
 



Invest in some Black Gold for your Garden
 
Black Gold is composted manure from a dairy farm near Mt. Wachusett.  It is both a great soil amendment and a nutritious mulch for flower and vegetable gardens.  It can also be used as a top dressing to slowly and naturally feed both new and existing lawns.  Forty pound bags ($9/bag) will be available for pickup in Milton beginning May 4.  For more about Black Gold, including estimates of how much you might need for various uses, visit the Otter River Black Gold website.

Orders must be received by April 26th.  Please send a check, payable to Milton Garden Club, with your order to: Shelley Gallagher, 5 Quisset Brook Rd, Milton, MA 02186.  For a copy of the order form or any other questions, please email Anne Pride at apride1@comcast.net.
 



Wetlands and Vernal Pools of the Blue Hills: who lives there, what do they do, and how will climate change affect these species?
Friends of the Blue Hills
Thursday April 29, 2021, 6:30 PM

 

Permanent and temporary freshwater wetlands are critically important communities in Southern New England.  They are home to some of the most unusual and unique plant and animal species in our area.  These wetlands also provide vital ecosystem services upon which we depend.   In this informal talk, Rick Kesseli, Umass Biologist and Friends of the Blue Hills’ Board member, will look at some of the unique creatures in these systems, discuss what they do and why they are important, and peek into the future at how human activities and climate change might impact these communities.

Please click here to Register, and note the lovely photo above was taken by our speaker, Rick Kesseli .




Locally Produced and Discounted
Rain Barrels
Order by June 2 for pickup June 10
 
• Rainwater has no chemicals, chlorine or fluoride – great for plants and lawn.
• Rain Barrels help Towns manage water supplies and storm water runoff.
• Help stressed trees and gardens during dry spells
• 100% re-purposed rain barrels produced in Massachusetts.
• Last for years when properly drained & stored for winter.
 
How to Order:  www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community,  
• Select “Massachusetts” and “Milton” to place an online order, or call (800)251-2352

 

 

Green UP Milton Day
Various Locations - YOU Decide!
May 1, 2021 - 9 AM - Noon
 

In celebration of Earth Day, the Milton DPW and Sustainable Milton will be hosting Green up Milton, Saturday May 1st, 2021, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

Any family, organization/other group or motivated individual that wishes to can join in on this great event! This is an opportunity to clean up areas around town to maintain Milton’s beauty.

 

Now is the time to start organizing your groups and choose your Green Up area! Please sign up your team or yourself using this form: Green Up Milton Day Sign Up.

You can send any additional inquiries or questions to 
miltoncleanup2021@gmail.com.  

Clean up wherever your schedule takes you! (Got a soccer game and soft ball game to attend? Take a bag with you and clean as you go!) Or you can request to be added to an existing group/area. 

Thanks in advance for doing your part :-)

  


 

Sustainable Milton

Pres. Tucker Smith, VP Teresita Cochran, Treasurer Greg Naviloff, Secretary Fred Taylor; Board Members:  Erick Ask, Elaine Benson, Jeanne Bronk, Tara Manno Richer, Louie Pierro, and MHS Students: Solveig Ask and Roisin Queally

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

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