Tufts Gets Green

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Date: June 13, 2012

Jun 16: COGDesign Plant Sale

Saturday, June 16;  9:30am – 2:30pm

Espousal Retreat and Conference Center

554 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 02454

Gorgeous perennials, herbs, shrubs, and trees at affordable prices; many from award-winning gardens.

Also for sale: gardening gloves, decorative pots, and worm castings.

EXCLUSIVE:  new Coast of Maine organic granular fertilizer (limited supply).

Experienced gardeners will be on hand to help with selection and placement of plants in your garden.  Professional landscape designers will be available for individual design consultations for $25 for half an hour – so bring your photos!

Proceeds from the Plant Sale will be used for COGdesign’s Nursery Garden, on the grounds of the Espousal Center, which supplies plants to other community projects throughout greater Boston.  See the new raised bed planters constructed for the Nursery Garden by Pine Street Inn’s Handy Works program!

Aug 03: Tour of Drumlin Farm

Curious about local food production here in Massachusetts?  Interested in visiting a working farm?  Join Friends of MetroFuture at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln!  Explore the farm and field area and hear from a teacher naturalist about the challenges involved in growing and raising food locally and on a large scale.  Learn about the energy, quality of life, and ecological issues surrounding the food industry, including genetically modified food, land use, and management.  Make sure to dress appropriately as there will be some walking on dirt trails outdoors.  This is an all-weather event and it requires a fee of $9.25 per person that goes to Mass Audubon. (Photo Credit: Drumlin Farm).

10a.m.-12p.m. on August 3.

Directions and Parking Information are here.

RSVP here.

 

Jun 14: Walking Tour of Downtown Salem

Tour downtown Salem and hear about different planning approaches and strategies to encourage redevelopment and to enliven and reconnect the waterfront to the city.  Salem is a mixed use and fascinating community that possesses a strong historic charm.  Along the tour, learn about the way that historic preservation continues to strengthen the surrounding community.  Spend the last half hour of the tour enjoying Salem’s weekly farmer’s market where home-made products accompany produce, coffee, and cookies.

Commuter Rails leave Boston for Salem approximately every hour from North Station.  For schedule information click here.  The tour will meet at the Salem train station at the kiosk with a map of downtown on it.  The kiosk is located at the bottom of the stairs.

3-5p.m. on June 14.

RSVP here.

Download the flyer here.

Checkout other  MetroFuture Walks and Talks.

Government Affairs Internship (Boston, MA)

Description:

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks an intern to work in the Government Affairs department of its Boston office. MAPC is a regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the greater Boston region. Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional cooperation, which includes protecting the environment, supporting economic development, encouraging sustainable land use, improving transportation, bolstering affordable housing, ensuring public safety, advancing equity and opportunity among people of all backgrounds, and fostering collaboration among municipalities.

Duties may include:

  • Working with the department to advance the agency’s legislative agenda at the State House and on Capitol Hill;
  • Organizing and participating in program activities related to the agency’s youth violence prevention initiative;
  • Conducting research and drafting policy documents on subjects that may include open space, public health and/or municipal finance.
  • Collaborating with other agency departments (e.g., Communications, Data Services, and Municipal Services) on projects that may arise.

Qualifications:

The intern will have significant responsibilities and will be included in relevant meetings with municipal officials, state legislators and their staff, and various coalition partners. The intern must be personable, have strong writing skills, and possess excellent research capabilities. The ideal candidate is a graduate student with substantial writing experience who is studying law, public policy, public administration, urban planning or another related field. Only current students will be considered for this position. The intern should be willing to commit at least 20 hours per week.

 

This is a paid position without benefits. Position open until filled. Candidate must have legal authorization and visa status to work in the USA. MAPC is an EOE/ AA employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Please see MAPC web site (www.mapc.org) and go to “Jobs at MAPC” and apply online there at the link shown.

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