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"Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another." - Anne Raver

Dirt! Series - Cheshire County Conservation District

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Sharing from the Cheshire County Conservation District:

Supported in part by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant, the series of events is sponsored by the Cheshire County Conservation District in partnership with Keene State College. It is a collaborative venture that will further an urgent project at the heart of the environmental humanities: the connection of people, ideas, and the land. The Conservation District works with the farming community on improving management practices that enhance soil health and viability and to educate the general public on the foundation for a healthy food system.

This project poses a series of challenging questions about human culture and agriculture:
What do our current agricultural practices say about us both individually and collectively?
How do we understand the social needs and demands of our local agricultural economy, the natural constraints of ecology and the political imperatives of democracy?
And how do we reconcile agricultu…