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Saturday, 03/28/2015

Fruit Pruning Demonstration
(09:00 AM - 12:00 AM)

This home gardener's fruit pruning demonstration will cover apple, peach, cherry, and plum trees.

 

All pruning demonstrations are held outside - Please be prepared for weather and snow!

 

2.0 Pesticide Credits have been approved for this meeting.

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Location

  • King Street Vineyards, 25 King Street, Milford, NH, 03055

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

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.

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist and ServSafe(r) Certified Instructor.

To be held at the First Congregational Church, Center Ossipee.

2015 UNH Greenhouse Open House
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Friday & Saturday, March 27 and 28.

 

Learn Something New! Try Something New! Ask Questions/Get Answers!

 

  • Lectures help you explore new gardening ideas.
  • See the latest in UNH scientific research.
  • Landscape displays and plant sales.
  • Tour the MacFarlane Greenhouses.
  • And much more!

Location

  • MacFarlane Greenhouses, 296 Mast Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Apple Tree Pruning Demonstration
(10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

This pruning demonstration is outside - Please be prepared for weather & snow!

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Location

  • Cardigan Mountain Orchard, 1540 Mt. Cardigan Rd., Alexandria, NH, 03222

Blueberry Pruning Demonstration for Home Gardeners
(12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)

 

All pruning demonstrations are held outside - Please be prepared for weather and snow!

 

1.0 Pesticide Credit has been approved for this meeting.

Location

  • King Street Vineyards, 25 King Street, Milford, NH, 03055

Grape Vine Pruning Demonstration for Home Gardeners
(01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

 

All pruning demonstrations are held outside - Please be prepared for weather and snow!

 

1.0 Pesticide Credit has been approved for this meeting.

Location

  • King Street Vineyards, 25 King Street, Milford, NH, 03055

Monday, 03/30/2015

Show Me Nutrition – Nutrition in the Classroom
(08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

Mondays: March 2-30.  

 

In this nutrition in the classroom series, fifth grade youth explore healthy eating and staying active with taste-testing activities and interactive lessons and games. Parents receive weekly newsletters to reinforce topics. Open to fifth grade students at Seabrook Elementary School.

Location

  • Seabrook Elementary School, 256 Walton Road, Seabrook, NH, 03874

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
(04:00 PM - 06:00 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.

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist and ServSafe(r) Certified Instructor.

To be held at Kelley's Row Restaurant & Pub, Somersworth, NH.

Agriculture Site Preparation Twilight Meeting
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

This meeting will cover the basics for preparing a site for agriculture crop production.  We will take a look at a unique cover cropping system, as well as discuss soil preparation and cover crop options.  Presenters include UNHCE Specialists and NRCS representatives.  

This event is free and pre-registration is not required. If you require special accommodations, please contact 527-5475 by March 23.

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Location

  • Rolfe Farm, Route 106, Belmont, NH, 03220

Tuesday, 03/31/2015

Loggers' First Aid and CPR
(All day)


2015 Spring Professional Logger Program Classes

See brochure for details and registration. Click here for brochure.  Class size is limited please sign up early. Bring your own lunch.

 

 

Location

  • Durgin & Crowell Sawmill, 231 Fisher Corner Road, Springfield, NH, 03284

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

Conquer the Kitchen
(03:30 PM - 05:30 PM)

Tuesdays: March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14. Learn cooking basics and how to feed your body to give it the fuel it needs to power you through the day. We will take common ingredients and create delicious snacks, such as Peanut Butter Banana "ice cream," Apple Smash with Cinnamon Yogurt, and Awesome Omelets. Open to Seabrook Adventure Zone participants.

Location

  • Seabrook Middle School, 256 Walton Road, Seabrook, NH, 03874

Wednesday, 04/01/2015

Logger's First Aid and CPR
(All day)


2015 Spring Professional Logger Program Classes

See brochure for details and registration. Click here for brochure.  Class size is limited please sign up early. Bring your own lunch.

 

 

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Location

  • Fox State Forest, 309 Center Road, Hillsborough, NH, 03244

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

What Makes Economic Development Happen?
(12:00 PM - 02:00 PM)


Featured Panelist:

  • Steve Norton, Executive Director - NH Center for Public Policy Studies
  • Dick Anagnost, President - AnagnostCompanies
  • Mark Kaplan, Executive Director - Alfa Loft
  • Laurel Bistany, Executive Director - Regional Economic Development Center of Southern NH will explore changes to NH’s economic climate and those factors which contribute to successful local economies.

A question and answer discussion will follow panelist presentations. 


Register
by calling 603-862-1028 or emailing Annarie.vancosant@unh.edu.

 

 

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Location

  • UNH Manchester, Pandora Building, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Cooking Matters for Kids
(05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

Wednesdays: April 1 – May 6. In this course kids become the chefs by learning to try new foods and prepare and cook healthy recipes and snacks for themselves! Cooking Matters for Kids™ teaches children in grades 3 - 5 how to make smart choices wherever they go - at school, at home, at the store, or out to eat. Income guidelines apply.

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Location

  • Portsmouth Catering Company, 1 Liberty Lane, Hampton, NH, 03842

Managing for Today and Tomorrow (An Annie's Project Program)
(06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Wednesdays: March 25 - April 22. It’s hard to talk about passing the farm on to next generations or new owners. Managing for Today and Tomorrow is for farm women who want to plan now for successful transition later. In five interactive sessions, participants will learn about the four components that create a successful transition—succession, business, estate, and retirement planning. Don’t miss this opportunity to help ensure your farm’s future as a productive agricultural business.

 

Register early—seats are limited.  For registration, click here

 

Level: Beginner to intermediate

 

Other: Program designed for farm women

Location

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

Dig Your Garden: A Fungus Among Us, Preventing Disease in your Garden
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

If you want to learn the rules of gardening from the ground up, here’s your chance! Ron Christie, UNH Cooperative Extension agriculture program coordinator, will lead the series, taking gardeners through every phase of the growing season. Designed for both new and experienced gardeners.

Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- March 4: Garden Planning 
- March 11: Starting Transplants from Seed 
- March 18: Containers and Raised Bed Gardening 
- March 25: Pollinators; Good Bugs, Bad Bugs; Pest Control 
- April 1: A Fungus Among Us; Preventing Disease in your Garden
- April 8: Growing Veggies and Herbs
- April 15: Growing Tomatoes
- April 22: Season Extension
- May 6: Snow Date 

 

Saturdays 
- March 7 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Healthy Soil and Garden Fertility
- March 14 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Growing Apples and Pears
- April 4 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Growing Blueberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries

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Location

  • Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, NH, 03032

Thursday, 04/02/2015

Logger's First Aid and CPR
(All day)


2015 Spring Professional Logger Program Classes

See brochure for details and registration. Click here for brochure.  Class size is limited please sign up early. Bring your own lunch.

 

 

Location

  • Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce, 7 Main Street, Jaffrey, NH, 03452

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

Advanced Farm Management
(11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

This workshop is for mid-career producers who are serious about building their financial management and strategic marketing skills.

Three series of four classes each as well as a weekly webinar to help gain clarity and help with concepts from the previous class.  

This series of classes will be Thursdays, March 19, 26, April 2, and 9, 2015.

Level of class is Intermediate to advanced.

Please see the attached flyer for additional information and registration details.

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Location

  • Brigham Hill Community Farm, 37 Wheeler Road, North Grafton, MA, 01536

Slow Cooker Meals Made Easy
(11:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

6 week lesson series to teach families how to use a slow cooker to make easy meals.  Each participant recieves a slow cooker and will prepare a raw meal to take home and cook in a slow cooker the next day, or freeze for another day.  A sample meal will be available to taste each week.

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Location

  • Wakefield Food Pantry, 1500 Wakefield Road, Sanbornville, NH, 03874

New England Cottontail Rabbits: Biology and Management
(07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)


Though once common throughout much of central and southern New Hampshire, The New England cottontail is now only found in the Merrimack Valley and Seacoast regions of the state.

UNH Cooperative Extension Wildlife Outreach Coordinator Haley Andreozzi will speak about the biology of New England cottontail, management techniques to enhance wildlife habitats, the conservation efforts underway to help restore this rare rabbit, and current state and federal habitat enhancement programs that offer technical and financial assistance to landowners.

Registration is requested, but not required. More information on the event can be found at extension.unh.edu/NEC.

Location

  • Amherst Town Library, 14 Main Street, Amherst, NH, 03031

Friday, 04/03/2015

Saving Money at the Grocery Store
(11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Topics covered during this six week series (Fridays, 2/13 - 4/3) will include: The food we eat and MyPlate; Mealtime - my role, my child’s role; What’s for dinner?; Going shopping and a grocery store tour; and a $10.00 shopping challenge!

 

Pre-registration is required.

Location

  • Littleton Head Start, 646 Union Street, Ste 800, Littleton, NH, 03561

Grape Pruning Demonstration
(05:30 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

* Meet at the Packing House at Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis, NH.

This  fruit pruning demonstration will cover grapes.

All pruning demonstrations are held outside - Please be prepared for weather and snow!

1.5 Pesticide Credits have been approved for this meeting

 

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Location

  • Brookdale Fruit Farm, 36 Broad Street, Hollis, NH, 03049


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