Apr 232014

Come celebrate Earth Day in Groton on Sunday April 27th, 1- 5 p.m., rain or shine inside the historic Williams Barn, 160 Chicopee Row, Groton (approx. 1.6 mi off Main St/Rt. 119). Our gathering will include local environmental groups, companies, craft demonstrations and artists. Gilson Greenhouses will be selling vegetable seedlings and Friends of Trees will be there with tree seedlings. Groton’s Bliss Bakery will be selling their goodies and Groton Local will have our fundraising beverage table. Professional local artist Rebecca Ranney; Lisa Wiesner, a professional garden planner; and Morningstar Mandaye of Little Bear Massage will give free chair massages.

Diane Carson of Groton’s Nashoba Paddler will talk about Kids River Camp and canoe rentals for lazy “escape” days on the Nashua River. Experts from Friot Water Treatment Co.will answer questions about your family’s well water, and NRWA will tell us about our watershed areas. The Groton Conservation Trust will update us on our town’s sustained land. Bee Keeper Jen Reed, selling her honey, and Maple Sugar professional Kevin Ritchie, selling his maple syrup, will answer all of your questions. Woodworker Peter Benedict will discuss his craft and Lili Ott is bringing her preserves. Save energy at home with Next Step Living’s funded programs and Kerry Koskinen, owner of RetroFuture Remodeling, will consult on beyond weatherization. Groton’s Sustainability Commission will talk about their ongoing programs and Christina Gordon will delight us with crafted knitted items. Reps from Baralock Hill Turtle Project and Groton’s Natural Market will also be joining us, and we will have an all day program of Live Music including Seth Connelly, Hatrack Gallagher, John Fitzsimmons, Back to the Garden and Trusting Fate! Please stop by and join us. For more information contact Jim Hubert at j.e.hubert@comcast.net or 978-302-5611.