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Thursday, 06/04/2015

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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Staff Evaluations: 

 

Administrative Staff attending: 

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

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

Basics for Helping Organizations Identify and Promote Their Public (and Private) Value
(02:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

Any public service provides private value to its users or patrons as well as public value to those people who never access or use the service.  When public officials only have information from the public service about the private value to those who use the service (or direct benefits), funding decisions are made with incomplete information.  The glitch in this scenario is that public services often have no ideas how to identify and then share information about the public value (or indirect benefits) to those who never use the service.  This webinar will share how Laura Kalambokidis’ (University of Minnesota Economist and Minnesota State Economist) ground-breaking model for demonstrating the public value of Extension programs  has been used in Maine with non-Extension public services.  Our work has involved increasing the capacity of organizations to be able to describe their public value in a way that is memorable and is also 'backed up with numbers'.  Hear how 8-year old Curt who lives in southern Maine reads to Winston the therapy dog and learn how we discovered from one of our workshop participants that story telling is a pivotal component of public value messaging.  We will describe how our pilot project started with public libraries in 2013, evolved through 2014, its current status, and our next steps.

 

Presenters:  Jane Haskell, Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and George Morse, Extension Faculty Associate, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Professor Emeritus, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota Extension.  Click here to learn more about our presenters.


When (Rescheduled for)
: Tuesday, June 9, 2015,  2-3 p.m. Eastern (1:00 p.m. Central; Noon Mountain; 11:00 a.m. Pacific)

To register: Click here.  Upon registering, you will receive participation instructions.   

Questions:  Please contact Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman (hmm1@cornell.edu)

 

Location

  • eXtension - online, NH,

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

Managing Weeds and Cover Crops
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Join Jenny and Bruce Wooster of Picadilly Farm for a discussion on managing weeds and the implements they use for cultivating 20+ acres of organic vegetables. They will also demonstrate the use of a roller crimper on cover crops.

 

Also on-hand will be:
• Carl Majewski and George Hamilton (UNH Cooperative Extension) to talk about the importance of cover crops and the potential for using cover crops in no-till vegetable production
• Andy Pressman (National Center for Appropriate Technology) to address cultivation strategies in organic vegetable systems;
• Amanda Littleton (Cheshire County Conservation District) to share information on equipment rental, including the roller crimper.

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Location

  • Picadilly Farm, Winchester, NH, 03470

Wednesday, 06/10/2015

Beach Cleanup
(06:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

Location

  • Jenness Beach, 2280 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH, 03871

Challenges Facing Great Bay
(07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Part of the Soak Up The Rain Brentwood program.


Jeff Barnum, Great Bay - Piscataqua Waterkeeper will explain the critical issues with regard to water quality in Great Bay, and most importantly, what we can all do to help.

 

Refreshments will be served.

Website

Location

  • Bartlett Library, 22 Dalton Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Thursday, 06/11/2015

UNH Stormwater Center Subsurface Gravel Wetland and Bioretention Design Workshop
(08:45 AM - 03:45 PM)

The subsurface gravel wetland is a recent innovation in Low Impact Development (LID) stormwater design. It approximates the look and function of a natural wetland, effectively removing sediments and other pollutants commonly found in runoff, while enhancing the visual appeal of the landscape and adding buffers or greenscape to urban areas.

 

Bioretention systems, also known as rain gardens, are among the most common Low Impact Development (LID) stormwater approaches in use today. These systems consist of landscaped depressions which collect runoff that subsequently ponds, filters through a soil mix, and infiltrates into the ground or discharges to the surface.

 

This workshop provides stormwater management professionals with the most up to date characteristics of successful subsurface gravel wetland and bioretention system designs and installations. This full-day training includes field visits to a variety of installations throughout the UNH campus and the town of Durham. Participants will learn key design principles necessary to successfully design, evaluate, specify, and install subsurface gravel wetland and bioretention systems for stormwater management.

 

Website


Register

Location

  • UNH - Durham, Durham, NH, 03824

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

Alternative Crops: Triticale
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

You have probably heard about or glimpsed the experimental crop trials we have been growing over the past year or so in New Hampshire?  They involve Triticale, a wheat/winter rye hybrid and sorghum/sudan grass. 

Two Coös County Farms are participating in this project.  We will be discussing, what we have seen so far, double cropping concept, how it is grown, IPM aspects, and nutrition value for livestock. 

 

Join us on the farm, with our hosts the Mason Family, at Northwinds Farm, 806 US Route 3, N Stratford. 

 

see the attached flyer for more information

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Merrimack County Junior Leader Meeting
(06:45 PM - 09:00 PM)

Merrimack County Horse Leaders meeting
(07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Saturday, 06/13/2015

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

4-H Horse Field Days
(All day)

This is a two-day qualifying show (June 13 & 14) to select members for the State Horse Show. This is also a chance for younger members to see how much they have learned in the past year.

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Location

  • Cheshire Fairgrounds, Route 12, 247 Monadnock Highway, Swanzey, NH, 03446

4th Annual NH 4-H Shooting Sports Jamboree
(08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

See flyer for details and registration instructions.  Registration due May 29.

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Location

  • Pointer Fish & Game, 252 Back River Road, Bedford, NH, 03110

Sunday, 06/14/2015

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


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