Sustainability for the Community

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Ceramic Plant Markers for Sale to Benefit Norwood Community Garden


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Potter Derek Soohoo has offered to make ceramic plant markers which we
can sell/buy to benefit the Norwood Community Garden. Twenty five percent of proceeds donated to the community garden. Please email gardener Bryan Yebba ( if you’d like to place an order..

The markers are 8″ high, and can have the name of whatever plant you
specify. They should last a long time in your home or community garden.
Order for friends as well, if you like. The cost is $4 each marker.

It will take approximately 1 week to get these special orders made. Bryan will arrange to have them at the garden for pick-up and payment; we will announce the dates/times. Some of these markers will also be available at Babels on Cottage Street in Norwood, but special orders must be placed via email with Bryan.

Please contact if you have difficulty placing an order..

Ticks and Lyme Disease

Lyme disease, spread to people and animals when they are bitten by an infected deer tick, is the most common tickborne disease in Massachusetts. The disease can cause serious complications if it is not recognized and treated early. Deer ticks can also carry germs that cause other diseases such as babesiosis and anaplasmosis. Although much less common, these diseases are very serious. To prevent getting diseases transmitted by ticks, you should:

  • Use a repellent with DEET according to the directions on the product label
  • Wear long-sleeved light colored shirts and long pants tucked into socks. This helps keep ticks off you and makes it easier to spot them.
  • Consider applying a permethrin-containing repellent to your clothes according to the directions on the product label.
  • Check yourself, your children and your pets for ticks once a day if you have been anywhere there might be ticks. Favorite tick places are armpits, hairline, groin, legs, thighs, or in and behind the ears. Tick checks are an important way of preventing infection. Remove any attached tick you find as soon as possible with a fine point tweezers, grasping the tick as close to the skin as possible and pulling straight out with steady pressure. Getting the tick off within 24-36 hours of its attachment is very effective in preventing infection.
  • Be aware of the early symptoms of Lyme disease, such as a rash at the site of the tick bite and/or flu-like symptoms.  Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms.

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Sewstainability Event: Sewing for Strays

On a recent Saturday morning the Sewstainability group was “Sewing for Strays.”
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The team created comfort quilts for local animal rescue.
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These are made entirely from found and donated materials.
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Quilts to be presented at Norwood’s Earth Day event :
Date: Tuesday, April 22
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood, Ma
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All welcome to join us as we learn how to help the animals now living in our suburban ecosystem, including strays, feral cats, rabbits, squirrels, coyotes, etc.