Friday, August 5, 2016

Local Harvest Benefit Dinner for The Community Kitchen - August 27

Sharing from The Community Kitchen:

2nd Annual Local Harvest Benefit Dinner

You won't find a more perfect place to spend an August evening... outdoors, with good friends and great food.The absolute best in locally sourced farm-to-table fare will be served. We will begin at 5:30pm with appetizers and move on to the delicious meal with wine and beer pairings.

Live music, amazing food and a stunning setting. It doesn't get any better than that!

Tickets: $75 per person OR
 $500 per table of 8. Invitation to follow. RSVP early to save a spot as seating is limited! Call us at 603-352-3200 or email Phoebe at

All proceeds benefit The Community Kitchen, the largest food pantry in the Monadnock Region.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Distant Hill Gardens August Open Garden Weekend

I had the pleasure of working with Michael Nerrie at Distant Hill Gardens last fall, when I taught a course on Environmental Interpretation & Exhibit Design at Antioch University New England. Together with a group of bright, capable, and dedicated Master's students, we explored and then designed a set of interpretive signs for the environmental features along an accessible trail Michael has built. This is an amazing place, and some of the photos from our experience can be found here.

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August Open Garden Weekend

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Distant Hill Gardens
507 March Hill Road
Walpole, NH
Saturday and Sunday
August 6 & 7
10am to 4pm
Distant Hill Gardens will host it monthly 'Open Garden Weekend' thiscoming Saturday and Sunday. The public is free to explore the 58-acre property including extensive ornamental gardens with dozens ofwhimsical metal sculptures hidden throughout, a large raised-bed vegetable garden, a quaking cranberry bog with boardwalk and a 40 foot long log bridge, a large standing-stone circle, a children's nature play area, a milkweed meadow for monarch butterflies, and more!
In addition to open exploration of Distant Hill Gardens
the Open Garden Weekend features
Snaking Through the Woods
Saturday at 10am
Sunday at 1pm
Michael Nerrie, the designer and builder of the new accessible nature trail at Distant Hill Gardens, will lead tours of the half-mile long loop. The trail gently winds its way through a 21-acre hemlock forest called White Rock Woods.

Learn about the many natural features the trail accesses, what went into the the design and construction of this beautiful trail, and what is planned for its future. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcome.
Suggested Donation: $5
Donation includes entry to the gardens and the tour.
No registration is required
For more info contact Michael at
or 603-756-4179
©2016 Distant Hill Gardens | 507 March Hill Road, Walpole, NH 03608

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Two food system education positions in NH & VT

The Cornucopia Project (Hancock, NH) is looking for School Garden Teachers for the fall program.

The part-time School Garden Teacher is responsible for teaching Cornucopia’s school-based garden curriculum and hands-on gardening program to first and second graders during seven-week sessions in the spring and fall. The position requires approximately twenty hours a week of planning, travel and teaching time. Each session encompasses seven weeks of teaching plus two weeks for planning and administrative work. This is a salaried position that reports to Cornucopia’s School Garden Coordinator.

Details: School Garden Teacher Fall 2016

Green Mountain Farm to School (Newport, VT) is looking for an Americorps Farm-to-School Coordinator.

The primary responsibilities of the AmeriCorps Farm-to-School Coordinator will be to develop, grow, present, and evaluate GMFTS’ Farm-to-School Programs and provide general operational and administrative support. This is a full-time year-long AmeriCorps position. The Farm-to-School Coordinator reports to the Farm to School Program Manager.

Details: AmeriCorps Farm-to-SchoolCoordinator