"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

Earth Day After Party - April 21 in Keene

You're invited to an Earth Day After Party taking place after the Monadnock Earth Day Festival on Saturday April 21st from roughly 4:30 to 6:30 at the Hive in the Hannah Grimes Center. It’ll be a chance to mix and mingle with other earth-friendly peers and explore ideas in a relaxed, easy-going environment.over food and drink.
The idea for gathering was inspired by monthly potlucks hosted by The Community Kitchen's Sarah Harpster; sharing good food, intriguing ideas and engaging conversation in an informal setting.The Earth Day After Party is a chance to continue to connect over food and drink with peers. Our invite list is by no means comprehensive, so please forward to others in your network who might in interested. We hope you’ll join us!

Whole Terrain literary journal and C&S Wholesale Grocers have helped secure us the space for this event. The Community Kitchen is providing snacks. There will also be a cash bar hosted byMachina Arts. If you have any questions, please contact the group at gathermonadnock@gmail.com.

The next potluck lunch will be at the offices of the National Center for Appropriate Technology: 16 Church Street, Keene on 18 April at 11:30. Let us know if you're interested.
Hope to see you soon,
Rachel Brice, Westmoreland Garden Manager, AUNE
Jess Gerrior, Workplace Garden Fellow, C&S/AUNE
Sarah Harpster, Gleaning Coordinator, The Community Kitchen
Daniel Prial, Outreach Coordinator, NCAT
Rowland Russel, Managing Director, Whole Terrain, AUNE
Zoey Sloate, Business Analyst, C&S Wholesale Grocers
Carolyn Sweet, Coalition Coordinator, ​Monadnock Understands Childhood Hunger (​MUCH​)

Day-after-Earth-Day update:

The event was a success! A few dozen people from the Monadnock region gathered for celebration and connection at The Hive, and we had a great time. The series of potluck lunches that spurred this action continues in May! These are some of the organizers and after-partiers who stayed late: