Hilltown Families

Maple syrup production is dictated almost entirely by the weather. Alternating warm days and freezing nights are ideal conditions for sugaring. This winter the ground didn't freeze thoroughly, which means that...

Children & Nature Network Publishes Two New Resources By C&NN As part of our ongoing efforts to build the movement, the Children & Nature Network has published two new resources for...

Registration Form HILLTOWN FAMILIES presents Outdoor Adventures for Kids in the Hilltowns Spring 08 Afternoon Program A nine week Monday afternoon (4pm-5pm) adventure program for kids ages 5-7 at the TMO...

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Long before “going green” became popular buzzwords, the Clearwater Music and Environmental Festival founder, folk singer/peace activist Pete Seeger sang and protested tirelessly in support...

Each of us can promote sustainability and justice at multiple levels: as an individual, as a teacher or parent, a community member, a national citizen, and as a global citizen.

The best memories I try to create with my daughter are often made out of delight in silly, simple things, often times creating our most precious moments together. A detour from...

So, ever since I went to the conference, I’ve been trying to figure out how we can sell everything we have here at Elmer’s without using any packaging whatsoever (Hold out...

Path of the Otter Program in Ashfield Path of the Otter is a newer family program in the hilltowns for children ages 5-7. This program is a playful introduction to earth...

Is the guilt of throwing out all that wrapping paper, tissue paper and greeting cards getting to you? It's too late to start over, but next year consider reusing this year's...

Eco-Friendly Kwanzaa Craft ideas for making your own Kwanzaa celebration supplies. Includes instructions for making a Kwanzaa candle holder and mat. Also describes how to create other Kwanzaa symbols. From Care2,...

The good news is that safe toys are possible. 28% of the products tested did not contain any lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury or PVC, including many made in China. Examples of...

Here's a list of ideas on how to have an eco-friendly, sustainable holiday season with the family.

HILLTOWN FAMILIES presents Outdoor Adventures for Kids in the Hilltowns A ten week Monday afternoon (4pm-5pm) adventure program for kids ages 5-7 at the TMO Base Camp in Chesterfield, MA, starting...

Be a Local Hero The 3rd Annual Free Harvest Supper of Local Food will be happening on the Greenfield Town Common/Court Square on Sunday, August 19th from 5-7pm. This open community...

RiverFest 2007 Celebrating Energy That’s Clean & Green As spring turns to summer, the village of Shelburne Falls is once again preparing for its annual educational celebration of the Deerfield River...

Listen to Podcast: DIGGING IN THE DIRT EPISODE Hilltown Family Variety Show WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM Northampton, MA May 1st, 2007 @ 7pm New Podcasts ♦ Archived Podcasts ♦ Subscribe to...

2007 Earth Day Celebration in the Hilltowns On Sunday, April 22nd, hilltown families are invited to gather at the Community House in Cummington for a day full of fun activities to...

EARTH DAY ACTIVITY IDEAS At the Step It Up rally in Northampton, Hilltown Charter School Students had a Trash-Pizza Project displayed (pictured here). Students from the school went to their local...

Step it Up 2007 in Western Mass Step it Up is the largest day of citizen action focusing on global warming in our nation’s history. A truly infectious grassroots movement, organized...

Plant a tree for Arbor Day. Read more … click here for pdf file.

We’ve all met them, and, silently, some of us are them … modern day treasure hunters who find all sorts of unique loot at flea markets, transfer stations and curbside on...