Green Thumbs go fallow until spring

The West Concord Green Thumbs will meet one last time for the year on the Nov. 19, the Saturday before Thanksgiving to “put the gardens to bed” for the winter. As we…

Plants to be added to park landscape

With the popularity of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail bringing increased bike traffic through Junction Park, the focus remains on safety for pedestrians and cyclists. According to Nat Welch, co-chairman of the…

Leave the leaves, please

Every fall, working from home, I dread the commencement of the leaf blower: a jarring, seemingly endless whine ricocheting through the neighborhood. I reach for my earplugs, thinking about the rakes and…

White Pond committee focuses on water quality

Quarry North, LLC got approval last week for a Planned Residential Development on 16.5 acres of a former granite mine near White Pond. Plans show four single family homes and one duplex,…

Concord wetlands grow a surprise crop: Wild Rice

Some 30 years ago, a couple set off to learn the waterways in Concord. Their transportation was familiar enough. His grandparents honeymooned in the 1903 wood and canvas canoe. But a familiar…