"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


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 agricultural practices, community health and resiliency, food health and security, with our insatiable consumer economy?

Upcoming Events:

October 3rd @6PM – Film Screening of Dirt! and Facilitated Discussion by Dr. Mark C. Long of Keene State College
Stonewall Farm, 242 Chesterfield Rd, Keene NH

October 19th @6PM – Panel and Roundtable Discussion of ideas raised by Dr. David Montgomery’s books Dirt: the Erosion of Civilizations and Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life
Facilitated by Dr. Mark C. Long of Keene State College
Stonewall Farm, 242 Chesterfield Rd, Keene NH

November 2nd @5PM – NH Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting & Working Lands Conference; Keynote address by David Montgomery
$20 ticketed banquet dinner
Courtyard Marriott, 75 Railroad St, Keene NH

November 3rd @11AM – Growing a Revolution - Free, Public Talk by David Montgomery
Keene State College Alumni Center, 229 Main Street, Keene NH

To register:

Visit www.cheshireconservation.org/growing-a-revolution or contact Cheshire County Conservation District at 603-756-2988 ext.116 or amanda@cheshireconservation.org