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“Bee Friendly Williamstown” is please to announce a special workshop on natural and organic lawn care techniques, so you can have a healthy lawn without using any toxic chemicals. (Yes, summer will be here soon!)
Chip Osborne of Osborne Organics in Marblehead, MA, will be sharing solutions to the various challenges faced by everybody who has ever aspired to having “the perfect lawn.”
What: Organic Lawn Care Workshop
Who: Chip Osborne of osborneorganics.com
Where: Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown, MA
When: Monday, March 5, 6:30–8pm
Kids: Childcare will be provided. (Please let us know if you’d like to bring kids!)
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.co
(Please click Going or Interested to let us know you are coming!)
Questions? Email or message us on Facebook
This program is funded by a grant from the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell.
Anne O’Connor + Bridget Spann
“Bee Friendly Williamstown” grant co-coordinators
Come all ye broken lamps, socks with holes, blades that have seen sharper days, bicycles needing a little tenderness!
Come to Repair Café, co-sponsored by the South Williamstown Community Association and the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation, at Sheep Hill, Saturday afternoon, October 14th from 1 to 4 p.m.
It’s an occasion for people to bring in things that need repair. You can get advice, instruction or actual fixing of one or two items. There will be volunteer “fixers” standing by with tools, lamp parts, sewing machines, darning needles. You can make a donation if you wish, but it is all free. Meanwhile, in addition to physical fixing, Williamstown’s Repair Café is also offering advice.
We’re partnering with the Bag Share project to make reusable shopping bags. We’ll have materials and grommet machines to make them at Repair Cafe. Come and learn how to make a bag. It’s a good activity for older children, and it keeps all kinds of animal feed and barley bags out of the landfill.
We’re recruiting “fixers,” so if you have expertise you’d like to share, please get in touch.
Last spring, we were able to offer repairs, tool sharpening and expert advice from a lawyer, a realtor, a gardener, a knitter, a seamstress, a veterinarian, an elder services specialist, not to mention computer geeks. AND, IT’S ALL FREE. PLUS REFRESHMENTS, TOO.
It is good for all of us who aren’t so good at fixing things and it’s good for the environment.
Come and Get It!
Bring a dish to share and we’ll grill burgers (including veggie burgers) or chicken to go with it along with providing beverages, tableware, and melon for dessert. We’ll be under the tent at Waubeeka Golf Links (Waubeeka will be providing a cash bar).
It will give you a chance to see what your neighbors are up to and to bid on baked goods and items created or provided by South Williamstown community residents. Guests are welcome.