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Fundraiser for Meekins Library at Hilltown Tree & Garden


SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 FROM 10-12:30 (pre-registration required, see below)

Hilltown Tree & Garden presents “Practical Permaculture”, a fund-raiser for Meekins Library at Hilltown Tree & Garden, Pynchon Rd. Chesterfield, MA 01012


Jim McSweeney with group in his gardens.

Join certified arborist, horticulturist and landscape designer Jim McSweeney for an in-depth look at his own sustainable landscape in Chesterfield, MA.  On 2 acres, he (and his family) have created: a passive solar home, barn, (goats, horses, rabbits, ducks, chickens, pigs & cats) honey bees, orchard, small fruits, vegetables, herbs, ornamental flowering trees, lawn, root cellar, shade trees, wetlands, tall grass wildflower meadows, cutting flowers, solar panels, greenhouse, woodshed, septic system, well, driveway, etc.  This 2 1/2 hr. workshop will touch on all aspects of the micro farm based off of 15 years of trial and error.  You will take away from this workshop practical approaches to self-sufficiency that any person anywhere can apply.

For more on permaculture

All proceeds go to Meekins Library Donations

Minimum donation of $15.00 per person – additional donations gratefully accepted

Pre-registration (limited to 30 people) is required by calling Jim at (413) 559-1905

or email at

Summer Reading Program Kids' Events

Tuesdays, starting July 7 and running through August 11, from 2:30-3:30pm

Kids' events for the summer reading program, "Every Hero Has A Story" will take place on Tuesdays, starting July 7 and running through August 11, from 2:30-3:30pm  Check the events/activities tab at the top of this page, under events for children, for dates and event titles.




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