EcoFest Coming to Arlington, MA on May 2, 2010!

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Save the date now!

The 2010 Arlington MA EcoFest will be held on Sunday, May 2 from 11am – 3pm at the Town Hall Auditorium.

Featured will be a Noon-time discussion by Don Bishop, a local eco-expert, on Organic Gardening and Landscaping. Following the discussion there will be afternoon info sessions on such gardening topics as Native Plants, Invasives, and Organics.

Other highlights of the EcoFest include:

  • Share eco-friendly ideas for lawn and yard gardening!
  • Network with Arlington groups that are involved in sustainable actions!
  • Arlington residents can purchase compost bins at a reduced price!
  • Meet local sustainable landscapers!
  • Learn about the newest products and ideas from local, “green” vendors!

The event if free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available for minimal cost.

Special thanks to the Arlington Garden Club, the Arlington Public Works Department, and the Arlington Conservation Commission as well as the Arlington Vision 2020 task force.

For more info on the festival and to find out how you can get involved, contact Ruth at 781-316-3108 or Patsy at 781-858-8629. You may also email or visit the EcoFest web site at

As a special treat and thanks to a grant by the Arlington Recycle Committee, the first 60 Arlington residents to purchase a New Age Composter, regularly priced at $50, will be able to get them for $25! Also available will be Bio-Orb Composters, of which the first 40 Arlington residents will only have to pay $59.95 (normally $89.95)! You may pre-order the Bio-Orb Composters by visiting

Do you plan on attending? Or do you currently use either of the composters mentioned above? Tell us your favorite composting story (if there is such a thing!) or send me some of your photos of the EcoFest after you go and I’ll post them here.

If you are also looking for a listing of local Arlington MA eco-friendly vendors, start by checking my Eco Friendly Partners page on my web site.

Until next time, Peace!



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