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Sunday, 05/31/2015

Permaculture Design Certification Course: Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle and Legacy through Permaculture Design
(All day)

Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle & Legacy through Permaculture Design

A Permaculture Design Certification Course rooted in history, meaningful dialogue, the connection to holistic rhythms and beautifully skilled design

This April, spring into a unique and deep learning experience through ecological design that will shift the way you move through your life. Perhaps you are curious about the study of permaculture. It could be that there is a home landscape project you would like to design and implement using less resources and less maintenance. Maybe you are looking for a new way to view the world’s complicated array of problems…as opportunities? Would you like to discover your ‘ecological self’ and live more harmoniously and in tune with nature and the natural world?

This course runs one weekend a month from April 2015 – August 2015 (dates below) at Canterbury Shaker Village.  Dates for Training:

April

Friday, April 17, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, April 18, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, April 19, 8:30am to 5:30pm

May

Friday, May 29, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, May 30, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, May 31, 8:30am to 5:30pm

June

Saturday, June 13, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, June 14, 8:30am to 5:30pm

July/ August

Friday, July 31, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, August 1, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, August 2, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday, August 15, 8:30am to 5:30pm

The cost for the Permaculture Design Certification Course is $1,200.  Register online

Presenters: Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

As we plan and design a more sustainable and holistic world for ourselves and future generations, the Shakers have much to teach us about:

  • How much is enough
  • Simplicity
  • Multi-functionality in all we do
  • Finding contentment in who we are, what we have and what we do
  • Making a lot with a little
  • Resiliency

Join Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis on a journey of self exploration, professional level design work, deep connection and understanding of natural cycles and rhythms, and the ability to make your own life more meaningful and resilient simultaneously turning global unknowns into positive actions.

About Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

Your instructors for this program are Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis – and you are in good hands with an enthusiastic teaching team!! Combined, they have over:

  • 40 years experience in contemplative and holistic practices
  • 50 years experience in design work
  • 60 years experience in teaching and homesteading

Lauren, Stacey and Mary all have their Permaculture Design Certifications, were on the teaching and design teams for Advanced Permaculture Diplomas in Franklin, Littleton, and Manchester, and they all have the Permaculture Teacher Training Certifications. Stacey brings over fifteen years of land use and sustainability planning to the team’s experience. Lauren brings over twenty-five years of ecological landscape design and project management to the team’s experience. Mary brings over twenty years of volunteer coordination of Natural Resources Stewards and community leaders to improve ecosystems in NH communities. Lauren and Mary together have co-authored books in their field while Stacey, an aspiring author, has recently begun a daily blog to inspire people to embrace a daily practice of gratitude, love and communion with nature. Their approach to teaching permaculture is unique in that they bring authenticity, earth-wisdom, and deep connection between nature and our daily lives, while building on the solid foundation of science, horticulture, and design found in regional permaculture design certificate courses.

As we engage in this opportunity as a learning community, this class becomes more than a permaculture design certification course. It is an experience that can change your perspective, give you hope, and empower you from decision making to taking simple actions in your life that bring satisfaction and contentment. We look forward to sharing this experience with you.

Sign up today!

Please contact Maisie Daly at Canterbury Shaker Village at mkdaly@shakers.org for more information or download the permaculture design certificate flyer.

 

 

Location

  • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH, 03224

Monday, 06/01/2015

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp Paperwork DUE Today
(All day)

All camper paperwork due today, Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, 629A Main St, Lancaster, NH 03584

 

If you are waiting for medical paperwork, please email or call the office with anticipated date it will be available. 

Location

  • Coos County UNHCE Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Family Mealtime
(09:00 AM - 10:30 AM)

Join us for this four-week cooking and nutrition series for parents.  May 11, 18, 26 and June 1, 2015.  

 

See the attached flyer for more information and to register. 

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Location

  • Berlin Head Start, 610 Sullivan Street, Berlin, NH, 03570

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
(09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

 

S.A.F.E. reviews critical food safety and sanitation concepts such as personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, and controlling time and temperature. S.A.F.E. workshops provide food safety training for new employees and refresher information for more experienced staff. The 2 hour workshop uses practical discussion and hands-on demonstrations to help participants apply safe food handling practices in the workplace. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance.

 

Location

  • Proctor Academy, 204 Main Street, Andover, NH, 03216

Coös County UNHCE Advisory Council Meeting
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Business Meeting of the Coös County, UNH Cooperative Extension Advisory Council, meets in Lancaster.  Please RSVP.

 

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Administrative Staff Attending:

 

Location

  • Coos County UNHCE Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Tuesday, 06/02/2015

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
(08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

ServSafe® is a nationally recognized food safety certification program of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). This one-day course provides the latest science-based information on food safety and best practices in the industry.

Participants will learn how foodborne bacteria contaminate food and the safest way to receive, store, prepare, cook and serve food for their customers.

 

Participants are expected to study the ServSafe Manager coursebook prior to class. At the end of the course, the national ServSafe certification exam will be administered. Participants passing the exam with a grade of 75% or higher will receive ServSafe® Food Safety Certification from NRAEF. Certification is valid for five years.

 

Instructor: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist

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Location

  • StoryLand, Glen, NH, 03838

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
(09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

 

S.A.F.E. reviews critical food safety and sanitation concepts such as personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, and controlling time and temperature. S.A.F.E. workshops provide food safety training for new employees and refresher information for more experienced staff. The 2 hour workshop uses practical discussion and hands-on demonstrations to help participants apply safe food handling practices in the workplace. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance.

 

Location

  • Littleton Food Coop, 43 Bethlehem Rd., Littleton, NH, 03561

Bone Builders
(09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance classes. 

Location

  • Newmarket Recreation Center, 1 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Nutrition Education Series
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Join us at the Family Resource Center in Gorham for this Nutrition Education Series, four (4) sessions, June 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2015. 

Registration required by May 27. 

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Location

  • Family Resource Center, Gorham, NH, 03581

Wednesday, 06/03/2015

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment (S.A.F.E.)
(03:00 PM - 05:00 PM)

 

S.A.F.E. reviews critical food safety and sanitation concepts such as personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, and controlling time and temperature. S.A.F.E. workshops provide food safety training for new employees and refresher information for more experienced staff. The 2 hour workshop uses practical discussion and hands-on demonstrations to help participants apply safe food handling practices in the workplace. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance.

 

Location

  • Littleton Food Coop, 43 Bethlehem Rd., Littleton, NH, 03561

Coös County 4-H Teen Conference Orientation
(05:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Mandatory Orientation. 

Location

  • Coos County UNHCE Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Thursday, 06/04/2015

Bone Builders
(09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance classes. 

Location

  • Newmarket Recreation Center, 1 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

SAFE reviews critical food safety and sanitation concepts such as personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, and controlling time and temperature. SAFE workshops provide food safety training for new employees and refresher information for more experienced staff. The 2 hour workshop uses practical discussion and hands-on demonstrations to help participants apply safe food handling practices in the workplace. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance.

Location

  • NH Food Bank, 700 E. Industrial Drive, Manchester, NH, 03109

Mist Netting and Bird Habitat
(04:00 PM - 07:00 PM)


This workshop is part of a 3-workshop series titled New Hampshire Birds & Their Habitats. Come to one, two or all three. The series will provide foresters, natural resource professionals, and landowners information on birds and habitat requirements, management options to create and maintain bird habitat, and insight into the practices involved in studying birds and their habitats. Workshops are partly or totally in the field. Come prepared.

Forest Management with Birds in Mind, May 29, Haverhill, inside and outside - Cost $20.00 Bring your own lunch.
SAF Category 1 - 5.0 CFE's, PLP 8.0 credits

Mist Netting and Bird Habitat, June 4, Canaan, 4pm to 7pm, outside - no charge.
SAF Category 1 - 2.5 CFE's, PLP 3.0 credits

Shrubland Habitat Management for Birds, June 20, 9am to noon, outside Acworth, NH - no charge.
SAF Category 1 - 2.5 CFE's, PLP 4.0 credits


Registration required and accepted up to the day of each workshop. To register for one workshop or all three click here.


Questions about the program? Contact Haley Andreozzi (603) 862-5327 haley.andreozzi@unh.edu or Karen Bennett (603) 862-4861 karen.bennett@unh.edu.

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Location

  • , 266 Prospect Hill Rd., Canaan, NH, 03741

Merrimack County Advisory Council Meeting
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Starts with a POTLUCK at a 6 PM at the home of Advisory Council member, Patrick, in Concord. Meeting follows from 7 - 9 PM.

6:00 PM      Pot luck

7:00 PM      Secretaries Report  (Review and Approve)

7:10 PM      Nominating Committee ( Nomination of officers and vote on 2015-2016 officers
                  and members

7:25 PM      September 10th Meeting date and potluck. Held at the Boscawen office with
                  potluck provided by staff for the returning or new members at 6 pm; followed 
                  by a meeting from 7 to 9 PM

7:40 PM      County Office Administrator Report and Budget Update

9:00 PM      Adjourn

 

 

Location

  • Private home, Concord, NH, 03301

Mandatory 4-H Teen Conference Orientation
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Part of attending the 4-H Teen Conference is that each participant is required to attend an orientation. This is required of all attendees, even if you have attended Teen Conference before. During your orientation you will meet your Teen Council representatives and other teens attending from your county. You will also get more information about the activities this year and how to plan for your adventure on campus.


Please note that if this is your first time attending Teen Conference, a parent or guardian must attend the orientation with you. This requirement is to help inform parents of what the expectations are for them and of their child attending.


We will also be providing dinner and drinks. If you have any special dietary needs, please contact the 4-H office.

If you cannot attend this orientation please contact the Rockingham County 4-H office. We will provide you with a list of other orientations available in other county offices.

We look forward to seeing everyone on June 4th!

Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Saturday, 06/06/2015

NH 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training
(All day)

New Hampshire 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training.  This annual event will take place at Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin, NH on June 6 & 7, 2015.  Please register before May 22.

 

More information and registration form can be found on the NH 4-H Shooting Sports web page.        

https://extension.unh.edu/NH-4-H-Shooting-Sports

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Location

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin Fish Hatchery, 3783 York Pond Road, Berlin, NH, 03570

2015 New Hampshire 4-H Livestock Judging Clinic
(All day)

Two classes of Each: Beef, Sheep, Boar Goats

One class of Oral Reasons

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Off Trail: Outdoor Skills for Land Conservation
(09:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

This workshop will give you a chance to learn and practice skills such as map and compass reading, understanding property survey maps, and navigating in sometimes unfamiliar and challenging terrain. You will expand your exploratory horizons and bolster your confidence about off-trail navigation. We will present an indoor orientation to map & compass reading and interpretation, and GPS. Then we’ll head out to a Bear-Paw easement property and put what we’ve learned into practice. We’ll also discuss how and why we monitor our conservation lands, and how you can get involved. Professionals from Bear-Paw Regional Greenways and UNH Cooperative Extension will lead the workshop.


This workshop is open to anyone wanting to learn more about off-trail navigation, and is particularly valuable for those who need to monitor conservation easements.

 

Please bring lunch, plenty of water, and dress for the field.

 

Sign Up 

Location

  • Bear-Paw Office, 63 Nottingham Rd., Deerfield, NH, 03037

Invasive Plant Workday at the Harris Center
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Join Laurel Swope, Brett Amy Thelen, and UNH Cooperative Extension Forestry Specialist Karen Bennett for a morning of hands-on learning about invasive plants. After a brief introduction to invasive plant ecology and management, we’ll get to work cutting and pulling the invasives that plague the Harris Center’s back field – primarily Oriental Bittersweet and Autumn Olive. Bring work gloves and loppers, if you have them, or use the Harris Center’s tools.    

Location

  • Harris Center for Conservation Education, 83 King's Highway, Hancock, NH, 03449

Sunday, 06/07/2015

NH 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training
(All day)

New Hampshire 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training.  This annual event will take place at Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin, NH on June 6 & 7, 2015.  Please register before May 22.

 

More information and registration form can be found on the NH 4-H Shooting Sports web page.        

https://extension.unh.edu/NH-4-H-Shooting-Sports

Location

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin Fish Hatchery, 3783 York Pond Road, Berlin, NH, 03570

Colts & Fillies 4-H Horse Show
(All day)

Come celebrate the sport of horseback riding with the Colts & Fillies 4-H Club at their 4-H Horse Show.

Rain or Shine!



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Location

  • Millot Green, Alstead, NH, 03602

Wildflower Walk - Weeks State Park Event
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Spring has sprung and it is time to get outdoors to enjoy the signs of spring at Weeks State Park.  Please join us for a free wildflower walk led by field ecologist and naturalist, Brett Engstrom.  Brett has studied the flora, fauna, geology and soils of Weeks State Park for many years.   He is always fun to go with in the park as he knows the flowers so well and has many stories to tell about the native plants. Brett is a self-employed field ecologist and naturalist.  He compiles inventories of natural communities and rare plants in New Hampshire,Vermont and other states. Brett received his B.S. degree in biology from Earlham College in Indiana, and his M.S. degree from University of Vermont in the field naturalist program.

The group will meet at the main entrance of the Park at 1:00 P.M. Bring raingear just in case, and suitable footwear for an easy walk in the woods. 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Summit Lodge, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Monday, 06/08/2015

Rockingham County Advisory Council Picnic
(05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

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Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Tuesday, 06/09/2015

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
(08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

ServSafe® is a nationally recognized food safety certification program of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). This one-day course provides the latest science-based information on food safety and best practices in the industry.

Participants will learn how foodborne bacteria contaminate food and the safest way to receive, store, prepare, cook and serve food for their customers.

Participants are expected to study the ServSafe Manager coursebook prior to class. At the end of the course, the national ServSafe certification exam will be administered. Participants passing the exam with a grade of 75% or higher will receive ServSafe® Food Safety Certification from NRAEF. Certification is valid for five years.

Instructor: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist

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Location

  • Margarita Grill, 78 Route 302, Glen, NH, 03838


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