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Tuesday, 08/04/2015

How to Grow, Harvest, and Use Culinary Herbs
(06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

Join UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, Ann LaCroix and Louise Jacobs at the Boscawen Community Garden's new culinary herb garden for an outdoor discussion of how to grow, harvest, and use culinary herbs. Attendees will have the opportunity to harvest some fresh herbs to take home, so please bring a few zip-lock bags along with you. If you have a favorite recipe for using herbs, please bring 12 or so copies to share.

 

Rain or Shine.

Location

  • Boscawen's Community gardens, Woodbury Lane & Corn Hill Road, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Wednesday, 08/05/2015

Eastern States Orientation Meeting
(06:45 PM - 09:00 PM)

Eastern States Exposition preparation meeting. Will be held in the Theatre Room at Merrimack County Nursing Home. 

Location

  • Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Tuesday, 08/11/2015

Hands-on IPM in the Garden
(06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

Whats bugging YOU?


Join our Field Specialist, Dot Perkins, at the Boscawen Community Gardens for a hands-on informational on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the Garden. As the growing season progresses, new pests emerge in the garden. Dot will discuss pests that may be bugging you in your garden. Learn how to identify pests, recognize the damage they cause, and control them using non-chemical methods.

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Location

  • Boscawen's Community gardens, Woodbury Lane & Corn Hill Road, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Saturday, 08/15/2015

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

Sunday, 08/30/2015

Club Exhibit/Volunteer Sign up Merrimack County
(All day)

Volunteer sign up for Hopkinton State Fair; Food Booths and Exhibit Hall. Those clubs that would like to display in the Ruth Kimball 4-H Exhibit Hall sign up with the Merrimack County 4-H office.

Monday, 08/31/2015

Hopkinton State Fair Animal Entries Due
(All day)

Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Wednesday, 09/02/2015

Exhibits Due Ruth Kimball 4-H Exhibit Hall - Merrimack
(All day)

Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Exhibits Due to Ruth Kimball 4-H Exhibit Hall
(All day)

Exhibits Due to Ruth Kimball 4-H Exhibit Hall for the Hopkinton State Fair.

Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Thursday, 09/03/2015

Judging 4-H Ruth Kimball 4-H Exhibit Hall - Merrimack
(All day)

4-H Exhibit Hall Judging at the Hopkinton State Fair
(09:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

4-H Exhibit Hall Judging at the Hopkinton State Fair. 

 

At Ruth Kimball Exhibit Building

 

Judges luncheon will follow for those who volunteer to judge.

 

 

Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Friday, 09/04/2015

4-H at the Hopkinton State Fair
(08:00 AM - 09:00 PM)

Celebrating 100 Years of Fun at the Hopkinton State Fair! Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7, 2015. 

Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Saturday, 09/05/2015

4-H at the Hopkinton State Fair
(08:00 AM - 09:00 PM)

Celebrating 100 Years of Fun at the Hopkinton State Fair! Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7, 2015. 

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Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Sunday, 09/06/2015

4-H at the Hopkinton State Fair
(08:00 AM - 09:00 PM)

Celebrating 100 Years of Fun at the Hopkinton State Fair! Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7, 2015. 

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Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Monday, 09/07/2015

Office Closed for Labor Day Holiday
(All day)

The Office will be Closed in Observance of Labor Day. We will reopen the following day on September 8th at 8AM-4PM.

Location

  • Merrimack County 4-H Office, NH,

4-H at the Hopkinton State Fair
(08:00 AM - 09:00 PM)

Celebrating 100 Years of Fun at the Hopkinton State Fair! Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7, 2015. 

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Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Thursday, 09/10/2015

Merrimack County Advisory Council
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Advisory Council meeting runs from 7 - 9 PM. Sept kicks off with a Potluck at 6 PM to welcome Council back after the summer break.

 

Agenda TBA.

Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Monday, 09/14/2015

Supervisory Registration Certificate –General Use Core Training
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension will host a series of all-day training workshops for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate from the state’s Division of Pesticide Control. This certification enables an individual or company to apply general use products for turf, right of way and commercial brush control. In order for an individual to obtain this new certification they need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written exam and an oral board, plus show proof of insurance.

New Hampshire requires that anyone who applies pesticides commercially must be certified as a commercial pesticide applicator. This certification is required regardless of whether the applicator gets paid for the service or the pesticide is classified as general or restricted use. This includes over-the-counter homeowner-type pesticides.

 

 

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Tuesday, 09/15/2015

Supervisory Registration Certificate –General Use Turf
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension will host a series of all-day training workshops for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate from the state’s Division of Pesticide Control. This certification enables an individual or company to apply general use products for turf, right of way and commercial brush control. In order for an individual to obtain this new certification they need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written exam and an oral board, plus show proof of insurance.

New Hampshire requires that anyone who applies pesticides commercially must be certified as a commercial pesticide applicator. This certification is required regardless of whether the applicator gets paid for the service or the pesticide is classified as general or restricted use. This includes over-the-counter homeowner-type pesticides.

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4-H Foundation of Merrimack County Meeting
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Wednesday, 09/16/2015

Supervisory Registration Certificate –General Use Right of Way
(All day)

UNH Cooperative Extension will host a series of all-day training workshops for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate from the state’s Division of Pesticide Control. This certification enables an individual or company to apply general use products for turf, right of way and commercial brush control. In order for an individual to obtain this new certification they need to participate in a series of training classes, pass a written exam and an oral board, plus show proof of insurance.

New Hampshire requires that anyone who applies pesticides commercially must be certified as a commercial pesticide applicator. This certification is required regardless of whether the applicator gets paid for the service or the pesticide is classified as general or restricted use. This includes over-the-counter homeowner-type pesticides.

 

 

 

 

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Merrimack County 4-H Advisory Meeting
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Thursday, 09/17/2015

Merrimack County Horse Leaders meeting
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Wednesday, 09/30/2015

Resume Clinic - Merrimack
(06:30 PM - 09:00 PM)

Thursday, 10/01/2015

Merrimack County Advisory Council
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Advisory Council meeting runs from 7 - 9 PM.

 

Agenda TBA.

Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Wednesday, 10/14/2015

Merrimack County 4-H Leaders meeting
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)



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