Sustainability at Tufts

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Middlesex Fells Outreach Opportunity, CCEP (Middlesex County, MA)

On June 10th, the students and teachers of Medford High School will be participating in a stewardship event organized by the Community Conservation Education Partnership (CCEP) from 10 am -12 pm with lunch and music to follow.  The CCEP is a committee of local organizations including Medford High School, Eagle Eye Institute, the Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation, MA DCR, USDA Forest Service, US EPA, and Tufts University.  The CCEPaims to connect the entire Medford High School community (students, teachers, and parents alike) to the Middlesex Fells Reservation through innovative in-school and after-school outdoor education, field research, and enrichment activities.  If you are a supporter of outdoor education, please consider participating in this outreach event to show your support.

Volunteers can simply agree to assist a teacher with a small group of approximately 20 students on a specific task in the Fells, such as identifying different plant species in the area or removing an invasive plant species in a designated area.  Volunteers are also welcome to lead a group of students in an activity such as reading Thoreau in the Lawrence Woods or guiding a group of students to a location to capture the scene with photography, poetry, or any form of art.

Any idea for a project is welcome; the CCEP wants these projects to be diverse in content to pique the interest of all of the community members of Medford High School!

Application Deadline:  Any suggestion for a project will need prior approval by the CCEP and Headmaster of Medford High School preferably by May 21st.  

Application Details: If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Karen O’Hagan at karen.ohagan[at] with a short description of your project idea or just your willingness to assist a Medford High School teacher by spending 2 hours outside along a trail with a group of high school students.



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!