Barn Raising Blog

Greening Our Community: Newton Power Choice

Written by Stephanie on November 20, 2017
November 27, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Newton Free Library

The City of Newton is working on a proposal called Newton Power Choice to purchase electricity on behalf of all Newton residents. Find out about the program at panel discussion that will explain:

  • What Newton Power Choice is
  • How it could increase the content of renewable electricity produced in…Read More

Newton Turkey Trot to Benefit Newton Food Pantry

Written by Stephanie on November 10, 2017

November 18 is the Newton Turkey Trot!  This annual race that starts and ends at Zervas Elementary School, is a 5K run takes you on a beautiful course through Newton neighborhoods and onto the carriage lane on Commonwealth Avenue. The goal this year is to raise $6,000 for the Newton…Read More

Halloween Fun at the Farm!

Written by Stephanie on October 24, 2017

Friday, October 27th, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Put on your costumes and join us for an afternoon filled with spooky, silly fun!

  • Sing (or howl!) along to Halloween songs
  • Check out our bicycle-powered cider press
  • Listen to spook-takular stories
  • Get crafty with mystical art projects
  • And much more!

For preschool – 3rd…Read More

Environmental Forum for Newton Mayoral Candidates – October 21

Written by Stephanie on October 16, 2017

On Saturday, October 21 at 4:30pm, the two finalists in Newton’s Mayoral race–Ruthanne Fuller and Scott Lennon–will share their visions for addressing local environmental challenges over the next four years. The forum will be in the Rosen Auditorium at Lasell College’s Brennan Library (80A Maple St. in Auburndale). Parking is in lots P2 and P3 that surround the building on the Lasell…Read More

Green Expo 2017, October 15, 10am – 4pm

Written by Stephanie on September 28, 2017

NCF is excited to participate in this annual event sponsored by Green Newton, in collaboration with the Newton Harvest Fair.  It’s a free event where you can check out 40+ sustainability-focused vendors and community groups, who will show you the many ways you can make a positive impact on our…Read More

NCF Fall Festival – September 24, 11-3

Written by Stephanie on September 11, 2017

Come to NCF and enjoy a day of family fun!!  At this free event we’ll have pumpkin decorating, face painting, spider web cutting, and a kids sing along with Julia from Music Together.  Have some grilled corn, fresh apples, homemade baked treats, or try one of our sandwiches from around…Read More

NCF Hosts Mayoral Environmental Forum

Written by Stephanie on August 4, 2017

On August 3, the Barn at NCF was host to Newton’s first mayoral forum to focus entirely on environmental issues facing our city.  Organized by Green Newton , and moderated by Nathan Phillips, Professor of Earth and Environment at BU, the forum gave the seven mayoral candidates a chance to…Read More

The Environment, Newton’s Next Mayor, and You

Written by Stephanie on July 21, 2017

Who are all of the candidates running for Mayor of Newton?  What are their positions on the environmental issues that are most important to you?  What sets the candidates apart?  Find out at The Environment, Newton’s Next Mayor, & You, the first event bringing together all of the mayoral candidates.  Newton…Read More