Belmont’s First ‘Fix It Clinic’ Help Residents With Phone, Electronics Repairs

Photo: Repairs being made at a recent Fix-It Clinic event at Jamaica Plain. (Courtesy Paul Roberts) By Paul F. Roberts On Saturday, Feb. 9, Belmont will join a growing list of towns in Massachusetts and around the country hosting repair clinics to help residents and other community members extend the use of electronics, home appliances […]

Talk On Increasing Climate Resilience This Wednesday, Sept. 26

Photo: Flooding at Clay Pit Pond, March 2018. Julie Wormser, deputy director of the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA), will speak Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Belmont Public Library on the organization’s Climate Resilience program and working with municipalities, businesses, and community organizations on a regional climate resilience strategy for the watershed. The meeting starts at […]

7th Annual Green Belmont Garden Tour Sunday, Sept 10

Photo: Gardening green in Belmont. Sustainable Belmont is hosting the 7th annual Green Belmont Garden Tour on  Sunday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. come rain or shine. The free, self-guided garden tour highlights a variety of safe and healthy organic garden practices. See how: gardeners in Belmont have changed practices after last year’s drought. […]

Reduced Price Rain Barrels Now On Sale Thru Sustainable Belmont

Photo: The rain barrels come in three suburban colors. It’s Rain Barrel time in Belmont Again this year, Sustainable Belmont is partnering with the Great American Rain Barrel Company of Hyde Park, to offer rain barrels to residents at nearly half the retail cost. “Last summer’s drought was a wake up call that every drop […]

Shockingly Fun: Test Drive Electric Cars Saturday at the High School

Photo: The choice of electric cars have exploded in the past five years. Take a – quiet – test drive in an electric vehicle on Saturday, Oct. 15 and “experience the speed and power of these vehicles first hand” as the local electric utility partners up with Belmont energy and conservation groups to promote driving […]

In Bloom: A Sample of Belmont’s Green Garden Tour

On Sunday, Sept. 7, 10 locations around Belmont – from community plots at Rock Meadow to small backyard spaces – participated in the 4th annual Belmont Green Garden Tour, highlighting organic and sustainable gardens that use their available spaces, whether big or small, with great efficiency and imagination. Here are just a sample of the gardens presented this year: […]

Tour de Sustainability: Visit Belmont’s Green Gardens on Sunday

Visit 10 of the most sustainable gardens in Belmont and talk with their caretakers at the 4th annual Belmont Green Garden Tour this Sunday, Sept. 7 from noon to 3 p.m. The tour – which includes Rock Meadow to a pair of homes on Baker Street – is sponsored by Sustainable Belmont. Visitors will find everything from hoop-houses to […]