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New England Wildflower Society Photo Contest

July 1st, 2011

Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Do you enjoy taking photos of plants and flowers in their natural habitat? The New England Wildflower Society, (“NEWFS”), which operates the “Garden in the Woods” on Hemenway Road is sponsoring a photo contest! The photograph may be from any season, but the photo must have been shot between April 15, 2011 and October… [read more].

Framingham Farmer's Market at Centre Common

June 4th, 2011

Framingham Farmers Market

Framingham, MA – With a nationwide effort to eat healthier and to support local business and family farms, shopping at the Framingham Farmer’s Market helps locals meet these goals. The market, located on the Framingham Centre Common, (also known as “The Village Green”), will be open each Thursday afternoons from 12:00 noon until 5:30PM from June 9th… [read more].

Farmstand at Framingham MassPike Service Area

May 20th, 2011

logo - Massachusetts Grown... and fresher!

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Pick up some fresh fruit, veggies and other farm fresh local produce on the Pike! Starting this weekend commuters traveling the MassPike, (I-90), will be able to purchase farm fresh fruits, vegetables and other products grown or made locally in Massachusetts at the Framingham MassPike Service Plaza from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. The plaza is… [read more].

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

April 24th, 2011

Framingham Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The Town of Framingham will be holding its spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM in the parking lot of the McCarthy Elementary School, 8 Flagg Drive, Framingham, MA.   Please bring: pesticides / herbicides bug sprays rodent poisons cleaning solvents caustic cleaners / degreaser concentrated… [read more].

''Water Whimsy'' at Garden in the Woods

August 17th, 2010

Water Whimsey - Fountain at Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA, Aug 17 to Sept 7, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA – “Water Whimsy”, an installation of large and small water features is now on display at the New England Wild Flower Society’s Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA. In addition to the Michael Mazur fountain in the entrance garden and the Nate McCullin bird baths in the wildlife garden, there are nine… [read more].

Garden Clubs' Annual Plant Sale Saturday

May 21st, 2010


FRAMINGHAM, MA – On Saturday, May 22, 2010 the Pinefield Garden Club and the Simpson Park Garden Clubs are holding their Annual Perennial Plant Sale & Raffle on the Framingham Centre Common from from 9:00am until 12:00 noon. Perennials & herbs grown by members will be for sale. Each year the club brings beautiful plants — you… [read more].

Litter Layer Fire Danger

April 3rd, 2010

Framingham, MA – The litter layer refers to the layer of dead leaves, twigs, and other organic material that litters the ground in wooded areas. Many people don’t realize just how much of a fire hazard this material poses in early spring. With no leaves on the trees, the full heat of the early spring sun makes… [read more].

Rainy Day Bird

February 24th, 2010

During the downpour today I was surprised to look out and see a bird, I think a finch, eagerly feeding at the feeder hanging on our crab apple tree. The bird clung to the feeder in the wind, looking around as it nibbled, but rarely looking toward our window. I was only about 6 feet away and… [read more].

Bird Song

February 17th, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA – We added a bird-feeder and suet to a crab apple tree near our window bird-feeder. But since the robins, we’ve only seen a chickadee or two intermittantly. Then this weekend, we had a grouping of Tufted Titmouse. One in particular kept coming to the windowsill and singing. I don’t remember hearing that particular birdcall…. [read more].

Framingham Community Gardeners Meet

January 30th, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA — Framingham Community Gardeners will be meeting on the 1st Monday of the month from 6 to 8 pm in the Costin Room of the Framingham Public Library. Our next gathering will be Monday, February 1st. Framingham community members and friends will gather to share recent progress toward having a community garden in Framingham in… [read more].