Past Meetup

Suburban Homesteading & Zero-Energy Home Tour


Price: $25.00 /per person

El Huipil

51 Main Street · Maynard, MA

How to find us

Meet in the public parking lot, outside El Huipil restaurant

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Producing your own food, generating energy and conserving water are all goals of sustainable living. Accomplishing these goals in urban and suburban settings can be challenging. Come and see how some of your neighbors are working toward these goals in the suburbs.

Highlights of the tour include:

a Zero-Energy home with solar panels, passive solar space heating, solar hot water system, and superinsulated envelopea Suburban Homestead with small-space intensive raised bed vegetable gardening, espaliered orchard, backyard chickens, bat house, Composting and Rain barrels all on a third of an acre lot.a Backyard Beekeeper who will speak about beekeeping in New England, what it entails, and why honey bees need more support now than ever before.

Participants will meet at 9 am to check in and receive maps and schedules. We will help form carpools and/or bike to the multiple destinations on the tour. Each host will present their unique home features and allow time for questions and answers.

This event is a Fundraiser for the Assabet Village Food Cooperative. The Assabet Village Food Co-op is raising funds to meet our matching grant from the Food Coop Initiative, allowing us to move into the next stage for opening a cooperatively owned grocery store in Maynard, MA.

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