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Tuesday, 07/26/2016

Introduction to ArcGIS
Tuesday, 07/26/2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

  • UNH - G18 Pettee Hall, 55 College Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Wednesday, 07/27/2016

Hillsborough County 4-H Animals Entries Due
Wednesday, 07/27/2016 (All day)

Entries for all 4-H animals showing in the Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair on Sept 9-11 are due AUGUST 10. For entry forms go to http://hcafair.com/participate/.

 

For a full schedule of shows (dates & times) and other Fair events go to http://hcafair.com/.

 

 

 

Location

  • Hillsborough County Youth Center, 15 Hilldale Lane, New Boston, NH, 03070

Introduction to ArcGIS
Wednesday, 07/27/2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

  • UNH - G18 Pettee Hall, 55 College Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Thursday, 07/28/2016

Introduction to ArcGIS
Thursday, 07/28/2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

  • UNH - G18 Pettee Hall, 55 College Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Cooking Matters for Families
Thursday, 07/28/2016 (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

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Location

  • Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia, NH, 03246

Friday, 07/29/2016

Managing Pests on the Farm
Friday, 07/29/2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Pests and diseases in vegetable production can affect yield and produce quality. Learning to correctly identify and manage pests, and have a good record-keeping system, are steps for Integrated Pest Management.

 

In the field presentations by Extension Food & Agriculture Specialists Alan Eaton, Nada Haddad, and Cheryl Smith.

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Location

  • , 5 Story Hill Road, Dunbarton, NH, 03046

Sunday, 07/31/2016

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - North Country Adventure
Sunday, 07/31/2016 (All day)

July 31 - August 5, 2016

Check out the Camp webpage for details

 

Location

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

Monday, 08/01/2016

Successfully Growing Heirloom Tomatoes
Monday, 08/01/2016 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Great Tasting Tomatoes: Get Ready for Next Year /Successfully Growing Heirloom Tomatoes

Learn how to successfully grow heirloom tomatoes in your home garden. UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, Ken Cook, will talk about his "Cross-Hemisphere Dwarf Tomato Project" and how they are developing tomato varieties with heirloom tastes.

 

Co-sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension and the Boscawen Agricultural Commission.

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Location

  • Boscawen Municipal Complex, 116 North Main Street, 4th Floor, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Thursday, 08/04/2016

Cooking Matters for Families
Thursday, 08/04/2016 (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

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Location

  • Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia, NH, 03246

Basic Goat Production 4-Day Workshop
Thursday, 08/04/2016 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Dot Perkins, UNH Cooperative Extension Livestock Field Specialist, will be offering a 4-Day Basic Production workshop at Inheritance Farm in Chichester on Thursday evenings in August from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. You can sign up for just one class or all four. This is for the goat owner or someone thinking about raising goats.

 

Class I - Thursday, August 4, 2016: Will cover basic information about raising goats for meat or milk in New Hampshire; behavior, ease of handling, selection, age determination, body condition scoring, building or adapting facilities with you and the goat in mind.

 

Class II - Thursday, August 11, 2016: Nutrition 101: Feeding the doe, doeling, buck, buckling, or market kid, adding pasture to the mix.

 

Class III - Thursday, August 18, 2016: Health: What's normal? Common health problems.

 

Class IV - Thursday, August 25, 2016: Information pertaining to reproduction: breeding and kidding management, the birth process, possible problems, post-partum care, and feeding bottle babies.

 

Directions to Inheritance Farm:  Take I-393 out of Concord. Continue onto 202/4 (Dover Road) when the roads merge. At the Epsom traffic circle, go 3/4 around to take 28 North. Follow 28 North for about 4-5 miles, and turn left onto Kelly's Corner Road (just after Clark's Blue Seal  on the left). Take the first left onto Pleasant Street. The farm is one mile up on the right - large white barn and stone wall.

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Location

  • Inheritance Farm, 112 Pleasant Street, Chichester, NH, 0303238

Sunday, 08/07/2016

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Junior Conservation Officer
Sunday, 08/07/2016 (All day)

Location

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

Wednesday, 08/10/2016

4-H Lancaster Fair Entries DUE Today
Wednesday, 08/10/2016 (All day)

4-H Lancaster Fair Entries DUE today in the Coös County 4-H Office, Lancaster, NH.   All 4-H Entries DUE today. 

 Lancaster Fair dates - September 1-5, 2016

Location

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

Thursday, 08/11/2016

Cooking Matters for Families
Thursday, 08/11/2016 (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

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Location

  • Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia, NH, 03246

Basic Goat Production 4-Day Workshop
Thursday, 08/11/2016 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Dot Perkins, UNH Cooperative Extension Livestock Field Specialist, will be offering a 4-Day Basic Production workshop at Inheritance Farm in Chichester on Thursday evenings in August from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. You can sign up for just one class or all four. This is for the goat owner or someone thinking about raising goats.

Class I - was on Thursday, August 4th, and covered basic information about raising goats.

 

Class II - Thursday, August 11, 2016: Nutrition 101: Feeding the doe, doeling, buck, buckling, or market kid, adding pasture to the mix.

 

Class III - Thursday, August 18, 2016: Health: What's normal? Common health problems.

 

Class IV - Thursday, August 25, 2016: Information pertaining to reproduction: breeding and kidding management, the birth process, possible problems, post-partum care, and feeding bottle babies.

 

Directions to Inheritance Farm:  Take I-393 out of Concord. Continue onto 202/4 (Dover Road) when the roads merge. At the Epsom traffic circle, go 3/4 around to take 28 North. Follow 28 North for about 4-5 miles, and turn left onto Kelly's Corner Road (just after Clark's Blue Seal  on the left). Take the first left onto Pleasant Street. The farm is one mile up on the right - large white barn and stone wall.

Location

  • Inheritance Farm, 112 Pleasant Street, Chichester, NH, 0303238

Friday, 08/12/2016

Belknap County 4-H Jr. Gardener SPIN Program - Cancelled
Friday, 08/12/2016 (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

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Location

  • Christopher's Residence, 38 Kensington Drive, Laconia, NH, 03246

Saturday, 08/13/2016

Belknap County 4-H Fair
Saturday, 08/13/2016 (All day)

Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14.

 

Website

Location

  • Belknap County 4-H Fair Grounds, Mile Hill Road, Belmont, NH, 03220

Danbury Garden & Farm Days
Saturday, 08/13/2016 (09:00 AM - 06:00 PM)

The Danbury Historical Society will be hosting a two-day event:  DANBURY GARDEN & FARM DAYS, Sat., August 13 from 9 AM - 6 PM and Sun., August 14 from 10 AM - 5 PM.  Each day will have guest speakers, demos and food, tours of local vegetable and flower gardens, tours of local farms. You can just attend one event from the day or go to all of them. Pick up a Map & Schedule at the North Road Schoolhouse, 440 North Road or the Danbury Country Store, 705 Rte 4, Danbury, NH. The talks and tours are at various addresses in Danbury, NH.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am  - Ann Jule ~ Permaculture - George Gamble Library 29 NH Route 104, Danbury
    Danbury Grows initiative and discussion on permaculture. Stop off for some coffee & pastries.

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Stanley & Samantha Phelps Farm, Ragged Mtn Road, Danbury
    Maple Sugar Shack, garlic, greenhouse, cows, gardens. A working farm that produce a variety of vegetables & herbs from early spring to the late fall. Learn about farming & enjoy a tour of these special gardens.

  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm -  Eric & Erin Wiswall ~ Haunting Whisper Wine Vineyards, 77 Oak Ridge Rd, Route 4, Danbury
    Guided tour of their grape vineyard & wine tasting room. White, red & fruit wines. Beautiful rolling hills.

  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm - Janette Hillsgrove ~ Rhubarb & Asparagus: Danbury Community Center, 15 High Street, Danbury
    Perennial vegetables plus soil Improvement. Asparagus & rhubarb are perennial vegetables that produce a new crop year after year. Learn tips on best soil conditions plus how & where to plant them for a good harvest.

  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm -  Ken Cook ~ Rusty’s Heirloom Tomatoes: Danbury Community Center, 15 High Street, Danbury
    Ken will talk about his “Cross-Hemisphere Dwarf Tomato Project” & how they are developing tomato varieties with heirloom tastes.

  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm -  Amy Papineau ~ Supporting Pollinators in the Landscape -  Danbury Community Center, 15 High Street, Danbury
    Amy Papineau UNH Cooperative Extension. Amy will discuss the many types of bees that you may find in your garden, the role of these insects in the environment, & how you can design your garden to provide pollinators with the resources they need.

  • 5:00 pm - 6 pm -  Stephen Polizzi ~ Double Z Blueberry Ranch, 77 Brad Chase Rd, Danbury
    Thousands of cultivated high-bush and wild blueberries of 7 different varieties.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14

  • 10:00 am - 10:30am - Janette Hillsgrove ~ Herbs - North Road Schoolhouse Museum, Danbury
    Discussion on growing herbs & examples in our NRS community garden - many varieties of Herbs in our NRS Garden. Also medicinal uses of herbs in history.

  • 10:30 am- 11:00 am - Historical Tools,  North Road Schoolhouse Museum, Danbury
    Displays of tools used on the farm in the 1800s & 1900s. Farmers cultivated their land with crude wooden plows or hand held hoes, sowed seeds by hand & used oxen, mules & draft horses
    for power.

  • 11:00 - 12:30 pm  - Susan and Keith Cutting ~ Honey & Honey Bees, North Road Schoolhouse, Danbury
    Beekeepers Susan and Keith Cutting of Cutting Farm, West Springfield, NH. will talk about honey bees & their delicious harvest. Learn how to set up & maintain your own honey bee colony.

  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Jim Ramanek ~ Shiitake Mushrooms & Ginger - North Road Schoolhouse Musuem, Danbury
    Jim Ramanek, Master Gardener and owner of Warner River Organics, will offer this free workshop on growing shiitake mushrooms. Find out how easy it is to cultivate edible mushrooms using logs, stumps, & the moist shade of your wooded property or shaded back of the garage. You will also learn how to select wood, location, tools, & supplies. Jim will present the whole process of drilling, plugging, waxing, stacking, waiting & forcing. You will learn about other mushrooms you can grow & receive information on suppliers for plug spawn.

  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Sophie Didicoi Viandier - Permaculture - North Road Schoolhouse Museum, Danbury
    Sophie will describe her techniques in farming & the basics of home scale Permaculture methods. Grow healthy, bountiful, beautiful landscapes & learn about regenerative agriculture. Sophie is the owner & director of the Pay it Forward Farm in Andover.

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm -  Mariah Haley ~ Oxen Demonstration - Hope Farm 106 Frazier Rd, Danbury
    Oxen were used on the farm to plow the fields for initial soil cultivation & working around the homestead pulling loads. Mariah will give her team of oxen commands to demonstrate how oxen could be used to haul large stones, carts, cultivate, skid logs, & pull almost anything on a farm.

  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Tom Curren & Kathy Neustadt ~ Hope Farm, 106 Frazier Rd, Danbury
    Chickens, heirloom vegetables and historical homestead. With its complex of beaver ponds surrounded by forests & brooks running through it – it was an attractive location for early settlers.The farm is used for pasturing, hay, vegetable gardens, orchards, & includes Hereford cows, Romney sheep, & NH Red hens.

Linked file:

Location

  • Danbury, various addresses, Danbury, NH, 03230

Sunday, 08/14/2016

Belknap County 4-H Fair
Sunday, 08/14/2016 (All day)

Saturday & Sunday, August 13 & 14.

 

Website

Location

  • Belknap County 4-H Fair Grounds, Mile Hill Road, Belmont, NH, 03220

Danbury Garden & Farm Days
Sunday, 08/14/2016 (10:00 AM - 05:00 PM)

The Danbury Historical Society will be hosting a two-day event:  DANBURY GARDEN & FARM DAYS, Sat., August 13 from 9 AM - 6 PM and Sun., August 14 from 10 AM - 5 PM.  Each day will have guest speakers, demos and food, tours of local vegetable and flower gardens, tours of local farms. You can just attend one event from the day or go to all of them. Pick up a Map & Schedule at the North Road Schoolhouse, 440 North Road or the Danbury Country Store, 705 Rte 4, Danbury, NH. The talks and tours are at various addresses in Danbury, NH.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14

  • 10:00 am - 10:30am - Janette Hillsgrove ~ Herbs - North Road Schoolhouse Museum, Danbury
    Discussion on growing herbs & examples in our NRS community garden - many varieties of Herbs in our NRS Garden. Also medicinal uses of herbs in history.

  • 10:30 am- 11:00 am - Historical Tools,  North Road Schoolhouse Museum, Danbury
    Displays of tools used on the farm in the 1800s & 1900s. Farmers cultivated their land with crude wooden plows or hand held hoes, sowed seeds by hand & used oxen, mules & draft horses
    for power.

  • 11:00 - 12:30 pm  - Susan and Keith Cutting ~ Honey & Honey Bees, North Road Schoolhouse, Danbury
    Beekeepers Susan and Keith Cutting of Cutting Farm, West Springfield, NH. will talk about honey bees & their delicious harvest. Learn how to set up & maintain your own honey bee colony.

  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Jim Ramanek ~ Shiitake Mushrooms & Ginger - North Road Schoolhouse Musuem, Danbury
    Jim Ramanek, Master Gardener and owner of Warner River Organics, will offer this free workshop on growing shiitake mushrooms. Find out how easy it is to cultivate edible mushrooms using logs, stumps, & the moist shade of your wooded property or shaded back of the garage. You will also learn how to select wood, location, tools, & supplies. Jim will present the whole process of drilling, plugging, waxing, stacking, waiting & forcing. You will learn about other mushrooms you can grow & receive information on suppliers for plug spawn.

  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Sophie Didicoi Viandier - Permaculture - North Road Schoolhouse Museum, Danbury
    Sophie will describe her techniques in farming & the basics of home scale Permaculture methods. Grow healthy, bountiful, beautiful landscapes & learn about regenerative agriculture. Sophie is the owner & director of the Pay it Forward Farm in Andover.

  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm -  Mariah Haley ~ Oxen Demonstration - Hope Farm 106 Frazier Rd, Danbury
    Oxen were used on the farm to plow the fields for initial soil cultivation & working around the homestead pulling loads. Mariah will give her team of oxen commands to demonstrate how oxen could be used to haul large stones, carts, cultivate, skid logs, & pull almost anything on a farm.

  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Tom Curren & Kathy Neustadt ~ Hope Farm, 106 Frazier Rd, Danbury
    Chickens, heirloom vegetables and historical homestead. With its complex of beaver ponds surrounded by forests & brooks running through it – it was an attractive location for early settlers.The farm is used for pasturing, hay, vegetable gardens, orchards, & includes Hereford cows, Romney sheep, & NH Red hens.

Location

  • Danbury, various addresses, Danbury, NH, 03230

Thursday, 08/18/2016

Cooking Matters for Families
Thursday, 08/18/2016 (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

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Location

  • Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road, Laconia, NH, 03246

Basic Goat Production 4-Day Workshop
Thursday, 08/18/2016 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Dot Perkins, UNH Cooperative Extension Livestock Field Specialist, will be offering a 4-Day Basic Production workshop at Inheritance Farm in Chichester on Thursday evenings in August from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. You can sign up for just one class or all four. This is for the goat owner or someone thinking about raising goats.

 

Class I - was on Thursday, August 4th, and covered basic information about raising goats.

 

Class II -  was on Thursday, August 11th, and covered goat nutrition.

 

Class III - Thursday, August 18, 2016: Health: What's normal? Common health problems.

 

Class IV - Thursday, August 25, 2016: Information pertaining to reproduction: breeding and kidding management, the birth process, possible problems, post-partum care, and feeding bottle babies.

 

Directions to Inheritance Farm:  Take I-393 out of Concord. Continue onto 202/4 (Dover Road) when the roads merge. At the Epsom traffic circle, go 3/4 around to take 28 North. Follow 28 North for about 4-5 miles, and turn left onto Kelly's Corner Road (just after Clark's Blue Seal  on the left). Take the first left onto Pleasant Street. The farm is one mile up on the right - large white barn and stone wall.

Location

  • Inheritance Farm, 112 Pleasant Street, Chichester, NH, 0303238

Thursday, 08/25/2016

Basic Goat Production 4-Day Workshop
Thursday, 08/25/2016 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Dot Perkins, UNH Cooperative Extension Livestock Field Specialist, will be offering a 4-Day Basic Production workshop at Inheritance Farm in Chichester on Thursday evenings in August from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. You can sign up for just one class or all four. This is for the goat owner or someone thinking about raising goats.

 

Class I - was on Thursday, August 4th, and covered basic information about raising goats.

 

Class II -  was on Thursday, August 11th, and covered goat nutrition.

 

Class III - was on Thursday, August 18th, and covered Goat Health.

 

Class IV - Thursday, August 25, 2016: Information pertaining to reproduction: breeding and kidding management, the birth process, possible problems, post-partum care, and feeding bottle babies.

 

Directions to Inheritance Farm:  Take I-393 out of Concord. Continue onto 202/4 (Dover Road) when the roads merge. At the Epsom traffic circle, go 3/4 around to take 28 North. Follow 28 North for about 4-5 miles, and turn left onto Kelly's Corner Road (just after Clark's Blue Seal  on the left). Take the first left onto Pleasant Street. The farm is one mile up on the right - large white barn and stone wall.

Location

  • Inheritance Farm, 112 Pleasant Street, Chichester, NH, 0303238

Friday, 08/26/2016

Belknap County 4-H Jr. Gardener SPIN Program - Cancelled
Friday, 08/26/2016 (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Linked file:

Location

  • Christopher's Residence, 38 Kensington Drive, Laconia, NH, 03246

Thursday, 09/01/2016

4-H at Lancaster Fair
Thursday, 09/01/2016 (All day)

Thursday, September 1 - Monday, September 5, 2016.

 

Coos 4-H at the Lancaster Fair 

Location

  • Lancaster Fairgrounds, 516 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Friday, 09/02/2016

4-H at Lancaster Fair
Friday, 09/02/2016 (All day)

Thursday, September 1 - Monday, September 5, 2016.

 

Coos 4-H at the Lancaster Fair 

Location

  • Lancaster Fairgrounds, 516 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584


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