Medford’s Green and Local Walkthrough

Medford's Green and Local Business Walkthrough
2020 Global Pandemic Edition

Unfortunately, due to the heavy overnight rains and predicted winds, the Green and Local Walkthrough has been moved to this online format with information about all the exhibitors and how to reach them listed below.

The Energy & Environment Committee is hosting an online symposium on Wednesday November 18, 7-9PM.  Topics include protecting trees, different uses of solar and clean transportation.  Check back here for the registration link, or RSVP on Facebook to notified when registration is available.

Shredding truck has been scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2020, 11AM-2PM at Medford High School. Limit of 4 boxes per vehicle.

Co-sponsored by the Medford Council on Aging

Green Energy Consumers Alliance

Want to make greener energy choices? Save energy & money in your home? Learn about Medford’s renewable energy initiatives? Explore electric cars? Nonprofit Green Energy Consumers has got you covered.

Start with these awesome videos like: Electric Cars 101, Saving energy when you heat with oil, Medford’s green electricity program: EXPLAINED, and more!

Blake Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Located in Medford Square and Downtown Amesbury, Lisa is committed to providing you with compassionate care through your wellness journey. Lisa is taking new patients during the pandemic and is taking all the precautions outlined by the CDC, the Department of Public Health, and the American Society of Acupuncture.

Learn more about internal energy and help for the flu on Lisa’s blog.

She can be reached at (781) 269-2849 or via the contact form on her website:

Garbage to Garden

Once a week on trash day, we collect your food scraps at the curb, leaving you with a fresh compostable liner – and, if requested, a bag of MOFGA approved finished compost. All for just $15 a month – free if you volunteer!

More information can be found on our website Or feel free to reach us at: (617) 977-4547 or

Garbage to Garden is also on facebook:

Black Earth Composting

Compost, Grow, Eat…Repeat. Our mission is to collect food waste, process it into nutrient rich compost, and return it to the community. There it will re-enter the growth cycle in your backyard garden or at a local farm, creating zero waste.

Black Earth services Medford and there’s more information about pricing and services on their website

The Dance Haven

The Dance Haven’s mission is exactly what it implies: a place to learn to dance.  Ultimately it is a place where students gain strong core values such as; discipline, determination, self esteem, confidence, self expression, and respect for themselves and others; while obtaining an education in dance that is top quality.

We are so happy to be open, we want to assure our dancers, fitness clients and their families that we have taken safety precautions to keep everyone as safe as possible. We have invested in CDC recommended sanitizing solutions and HEPA filter units for each classroom. We will follow all of the guidelines of the CDC and our local administrators.  Thank you for supporting us!  

We are still accepting registrations for In-Studio & Virtual Dance Classes!

Celebrating 15 yrs as Medford’s dance “haven”

Join The DH Fit Crew, Your neighborhood fitness “haven”
Register today and get a FREE CLASS! Fall Special 3 for $20

You can reach us by phone at 781-391-0677 or via email at

HomeWorks Energy

Energy Efficiency, Simplified. We make it easy for homeowners to reduce their energy costs and carbon footprints. As a Mass Save® partner and the largest Home Performance Contractor in Massachusetts, we’re proud to be leading the region in energy efficiency. 

The wellbeing of our customers and employees is of the utmost importance to us. Due to the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, all HomeWorks employees who visit customer’s home will be equipped with personal protective equipment and will limit in-home time as much as possible.

Have specific questions regarding our safety precautions? Fill out the form on our Contact page or give us a call at (781) 305 – 3319.

Not ready for a visitor to your home? Try a virtual Mass Save home energy assessment.
If needed we’ll send you eligible, no-cost, energy-saving LED lightbulbs, shower heads and advanced power strips. All approved insulation and other weatherization services are provided to you at 75% of the total project cost.

Redefine Strength and Fitness

We are creating a radically inclusive fitness community for everyone who ever felt uncomfortable or intimidated by “the gym”.

Limited Access: We are an appointment-only studio. That means you’ll always have to book your training appointment ahead of time. At most, we’ll only ever have 6 Members in the Studio at one time. Everyone will have to wear a mask while inside the Studio. For more info, please see their page on their extensive safety protocols.  Redefine Strength and Fitness opened during the pandemic, they take your health seriously!

Located at 215B Salem St in Medford, you can reach us at 617-894-0452 or 

Groundwork Somerville

Groundwork Somerville strives to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement, and management of the physical environment through the development of community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being. While we work primarily in Somerville, most programs are open to the surrounding community as well.

This fall marks Groundwork Somerville’s twentieth anniversary! Join us for 20 free events (mostly virtual, with one in-person neighborhood cleanup), from cooking classes to tie-dying to concerts, and more.

The Mystic River runs through both Medford and Somerville (and communities to our north and south). Groundwork Somerville’s youth program, the Green Team, designed a survey this summer to learn more about how residents currently interact with the river, and what changes they’d like to see. Take the survey in English, Spanish, or Haitian Creole, and share it with your neighbors!

Want to learn more and stay connected? Sign up for our email list for general announcements, or for our volunteer list to be alerted about upcoming ways to help out.

Trees Medford

Trees Medford is comprised of residents passionate about increasing Medford’s tree canopy. We support the City’s work to protect and grow our canopy.

TreesMedford holds Zoom meetings 6:00 – 7:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Subscribe to TreesMedford at the bottom of our webpage to receive meeting agendas and links.

They are also on Facebook

Medford Community Gardens

We are a group of residents working with the City of Medford and others to enhance the quality of urban life and build community bonds by creating and sustaining a gardening network that promotes the benefits of “green” and sustainable gardening practices. We invite Medford residents to join us, particularly those without gardening space and who want to be part of a community garden.

Visit our website for information on how to join the waiting list, apply for an educational plot, volunteer to help out, or how to petition to start a new community garden in Medford.