Waltham goes green with community gardens and marijuana retail shops

It may be the depths of winter, but Waltham is going green — in more ways than one. Waltham Fields Community Farms are offering Learning Gardens, which are educational programs for kids aged two to 18. Participants will learn about planting vegetables, cooking food and composting, per a Monday report in the  Waltham Wicked Local. Learning Gardens’ programs allow kids to make and eat “farm fresh” food in the spring, summer and fall. 

The Learning Gardens’ programs announcement came out only shortly after Waltham’s January 2018 designation as a “Green Community,” per the Jan. 2, 2018  Waltham Patch article. According to the article, the Department of Energy Resources grants this designation, along with over $200,000 in funding for the city. In exchange, Waltham has pledged that it will cut energy use by 20 percent over the next five years, per the article. 

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