AB PIP STEM is a parent-led volunteer group that hosts and sponsors free K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) educational events in Acton and Boxborough, MA. Recent events include Night of Code, nature walks, and an after-school makerspace for children in the community. We are purely a volunteer run group and depend on fundraising, including the sale of Acton Nature Guides, to host our events.
Proscenium Circus is the student-based theater at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. Promoting student expression of creativity, PC opens up leadership positions to the students for anything from designing lighting schemes to assisting in directing productions, under the guidance of the theater program’s director, Maggie Maguire, and the creative team. Enjoyed by the community for over fifty seasons, Proscenium Circus is pleased to present its 2022-2023 theatre season, set in motion by its production of Urinetown the Musical (showing Dec 9-17), a musical that explores a Brechtian take on what it means for society when large corporations manage the people’s access to and expression of basic human rights in the midst of a public health and environmental crisis.
We are Resource Force: a student-led organization dedicated to fighting climate change with equitable local and state-level policies. In the fall of 2021, our group partnered with Acton’s sustainability director to offer student input on the Acton Climate Action plan. And recently created and advocated for our plan to reduce Acton’s electrical reliance on fossil fuels through changes to the Acton Power Choice Program, which will go into effect in September.
Daisy Hill Farm is a small, but mighty, farm dedicated to sustainable chemical-free practices and education, making the world a little greener and kinder one plant at a time. We specialize in growing a wide variety of seedlings for spring and summer gardens (almost 300 varieties all grown from seed or cutting right here in Acton!), garlic and perennials for fall gardens and classes throughout the entire year. We also offer cut flowers, microgreens, fresh herbs, and veggies during the growing season.
Please visit our website at www.daisyhillfarm.us for more info and we look forward to chatting with you soon!
64 Wood Ln
Acton-Boxborough United Way mobilizes the caring power of community to drive positive, lasting change. By pooling your donations, ABUW makes significant grants to 21 incredible organizations, attracting the quality services necessary for all residents to belong and thrive. Stop by our tent at ABFM to learn about our new site, A-B Volunteer Central (www.myABUW.org) — a hub for volunteer opportunities with dozens of local organizations here in Acton and Boxborough.
We will be making leaf prints this week at the Market Booth.
Please join us for a family story time hosted by the Acton Memorial Library on select Sundays. We’ll sing and dance, go on bear hunts, dive down to the bottom of the ocean, fly to the moon, and read the best books ever! All ages welcome. Please bring a picnic blanket. Children must be accompanied by an adult guardian. Event may be cancelled in cases of inclement weather. For other events at the library, please see our online calendar at ActonMemorialLibrary.org/calendar.
The Massachusetts Healthy School Lunch Coalition (MHSLC) is a non-profit and evidence-based advocacy group working directly with policymakers in Massachusetts to improve the healthfulness of public-school lunches. Our coalition is bringing together students, parents, teachers, school leaders, nutrition and sustainability experts, and community members to make sure every child is nourished now and set up for the healthy future they deserve.
Please join us on July 29th for a Barbecue/Music Fundraiser in Acton. Funds will be used to support Afghan Refugees in the Acton & Stow area.
Brought up by a mother who was an accomplished painter, Lis Angus grew up watching her mom work. She ended up incorporating some of the techniques she learned into her art. As a physics teacher, she spent years on the topics of light and color.
Jen Wood has been a knitter & crocheter for almost two decades. She recently discovered a passion for hand dyeing yarn when trying to find a use for an over abundance of marigolds from her garden. Using the colors that nature offers and ingredients that have been used for thousands of years to dye textiles, she began an adventure in dyeing that led her to create The Speakman Sisters natural hand dyed yarns.
6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9 & 7/16
Rob’s Gardens is an expanded family hobby, growing a great variety of hard to find perennials. Many of our plants are native to the Northeast. We have plants for both sun and shade gardens. Our perennials are grown in our nursery, therefore hardy to this area.
Create a new garden space or find something new for your established one!
At The Good Food Farm, we seek to partner with nature to produce the most nutrient dense, delicious food possible. We raise vegetables, broiler chickens on pasture, microgreens, and flowers. With a focus on soil health and carbon sequestration, we follow no/minimal till and regenerative practices.
We never use chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizer.
Eighty-Eight years after its inception, the Acton Garden Club continues to follow the traditions and goals of its founding members. The Acton Garden Club shares its love of gardening and civic pride by maintaining three historic gardens in the Town. There are also seasonal plantings done each year that are provided and maintained throughout Acton by the Club.
Construction is underway on the Assabet Co-op Market, a full-service, community-owned grocery store in Maynard that prioritizes local farms and food producers. Everyone is welcome to shop, and anyone can become an owner and get great owner benefits. Stop by the Co-op’s table to ask questions and join more than 2,000 proud Co-op owners!
At Shriver Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program’s mission to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.
Kathryn is a member of the Beads Without End cooperative, three artists who have been encouraging, pushing and supporting each other since 1995. Kathryn’s beadwork is featured in Carol Wilcox Wells’ “The Art and Elegance of Beadweaving”, and Lark’s “500 Beaded Objects”.
Handmade greeting cards
Candles made from 100% soy wax, handpoured in small batches. All candles use phthalate free fragrances.
We create all natural hand poured coconut wax candles and soy wax melts. We hand pick and curate luxurious scents to make the best candles. Our candles are free of toxins, parabens, & phthalates. All of our candles are hand poured, wicked, and labeled by our team. We source the best materials to create a superb experience for our phenomenal customers! So light up a Phenomenal Candle and join us in creating new memories.
Here at Fíora we use the traditional technique of cold process. This process allows for more control over the ingredients and no need for added detergents. We make a point to not use any harmful fragrances, colorants, or oils. Everything is handmade, dyed, and scented with botanicals and essential oils. We know the importance of knowing what is in your skincare. We promise to always be transparent about our ingredients and strive to create the best bar for you
Soy candles and personal care items
I am a junior high student and my Dyslexic Super Power gives me my artistic strength. I started the business to share my art and give back to charities working on making the world a better place. Most of my designs start with a photograph and then I draw over the image with my iPad/pencil. I put the art on greeting cards, notepads, journals and totes.
Welcome to Wellness & Oils! Founder Nathalie Boily discovered that the use of essential oils leads to healthier and happier living, and Wellness & Oils is her way of sharing the natural benefits of essential oils with others. A portion of the proceeds from Wellness & Oils is donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Vocalist Nicole Cuff (performing solo today) and her songwriting partner James Cuff, create memorable songs and poetic, thought-provoking lyrics. They are artists and storytellers performing around the Greater Boston area, and have shared stages and compilations with artists such as The Ghost of Paul Revere, Aubrey Haddard, Beane, Dylan Dunlap and Alisa Amador. Their two albums, Undiscovered Country and Somerland, and their most recent single “Smooth Sailing” are available at most digital sellers through the94s.com. They are currently working on their third album for a 2022 release. Metronome Magazine calls Undiscovered Country, “One of the best duo albums of the year.”
Acton-Boxborough Family Network (ABFN), based in Acton, Massachusetts, is a non-profit group of local parents working together to increase and improve local resources for families with young children.
The Acton-Boxborough area is a wonderful place to live, and ABFN is the best way for young families to connect and build a community here and in neighboring towns.
Through member volunteers, ABFN offers a variety of family programming (family outings, seasonal parties, parents’ nights out) and other resources (discounts, new baby meal trains, speaker events), to ensure we’re all in this together. Build your village as you connect with other families interested in making the most of our area.
Roberta Bizier is a long-time Acton resident whose creations have been featured at Periwinkle Glass, among other local galleries. Her offerings include earrings, pendants, dishes plates, windchimes, and suncatchers.
Bee Field Farm medicinal garden contains more than 100 different herbs. All the flowers and shrubs planted in our garden have been planted for their medicinal, edible, or pollination uses. We use biodynamic gardening practices to enhance and enrich the fertility of our beautiful garden. Our preparation process is very simple: we harvest, strip, sort, clean, infuse, pour, pack, and label our products by hand.