Better Farm Pitches in for Redwood Cleanup

From left are Jeremy DiCaprio, Holly Boname, Laurie Petersen, Rick Lopez, Adam McBath, Jackson Pittman, and Aaron Youngs.
Better Farm teamed up with the Redwood Neighborhood Association this year to pick up trash along Redwood's main thoroughfare in an annual effort to beautify the hamlet.

Participants bagged and sorted garbage and recyclables found along the main thoroughfare of the hamlet's downtown. This year marked the lowest amount of trash picked upβ€”meaning there were fewer people littering throughout the year, and a bigger ongoing effort among residents to keep things looking great.

Returnable plastic, glass, and aluminum cans will benefit the Redwood Neighborhood Association's ongoing community efforts. To get involved, stop in at group's next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the St. Francis Xavier Parish on Route 37 in downtown Redwood.

To read about past years' trash pick-ups, click here and here.

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Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.