A Daughter's Idea Becomes Reality, Backyard Chicken Coup

Mckenna with one of her chickens in the backyard coup

When Concord residents Corey Peck and Kristin Baker gave in to their daughter McKenna’s pleas to build a backyard chicken coop, they weren’t sure what to expect. Neither had kept chickens before. Did they have the time and energy to take on a new family project? Would their children maintain interest? Read More »

From farm to table

You may have heard the acronym CSA before, but if you’re like many people,you may not be certain what it is. Over the past two decades, community supported agriculture has gained in popularity — and for good reason. Find out all about CSAs and how you can sign up for this way to buy local, fresh, heirloom, unusual and seasonal produce.

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West Concord Farm Supports Three Generations

Marshall family thrives as town tenants



{Jackie, Rickie and Rick Marshall in the greenhouse}

It’s early June and the first rainy weekend in nearly a month. In the brightly lit stand at Marshall Farms, the morning’s offerings are already set out: asparagus and strawberries, tomatoes and garden peas, zucchini and summer squash, green beans and flowers.  Read More »

With Concord Riverwalk project, Dan Gainsboro realizes dream

Long road to building sustainable neighborhood

When it comes to the Concord Riverwalk project, “energy efficient ” and “community” are not mere buzz words. They represent the dream of developer Dan Gainsboro to create a holistic, sustainable neighborhood in West Concord.   Read More »

Sugaring Season Turns Sour, Warm Winter Slashes Maple Crop



In a typical year, Bay State producers of maple syrup run full steam from February into March – and sometimes into April. But 2012 has been far from normal. The sap started its run in January and by early March was virtually tapped out.

Although stockpiles from last year will keep consumers from experiencing shortages and price hikes, this year’s poor harvest hurts farmers who rely on sugaring for income and foodies who love to ‘buy local.’ Read More »

Concord Solar Fair This Saturday


The Town of Concord Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee (CSEC) invites you to attend a Solar Fair on Saturday, February 4 from 2:00-5:00 PM at the Willard School.

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An Interview with Peter Nichol

Peter Nichol teaches Environmental Science at Concord Carlisle High School, and he is more than a little bit pleased that the community approved construction of a new high school. “I can’t whip off the numbers, but the existing school is so poor around its use of energy,” he said recently. “Energy efficiency was not on anyone’s radar when they built this school with a ‘California design’ here in New England. Read More »

Announcing the Concord Carlisle Conservation Challenge

Take the Challenge and help our communities reach the goal of reducing 2011 tons of carbon in 2011. Reduce your carbon footprint, save money, win prizes and help our communities become more sustainable.

What We Do: An Interview with Donna and Henry Deangelis


Donna and Henry DeangelisI’m here at Nashoba Brook Bakery with Donna and Henry Deangelis and we’re here to learn about how they switched from eating meat to a vegetarian diet, as well as to learn about the other things that they do in their home to conserve resources. Henry, I hear you’re a big advocate and proponent, which is great. 

When did you become a vegetarian? Or are you a vegan? What is the difference?  Read More »

Key Facts About Bottled Water

Concord Backs the Tap

1.  Bottled water is not safer than Concord’s tap water

Bottled water is much less regulated than tap water:  Read More »

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