Course Offers a Path to Knowing Nature
UNH Cooperative Extension announces a hands-on course for people who enjoy being outdoors and value nature to become stewards of New Hampshire’s forests, wildlife, and water resources.
The 12-session course will cover tree identification, planting, and care; forest types and the wildlife that lives within them; permaculture; ecological landscaping; land conservation and protection; wetlands; invasive species; and many more topics essential to the well-being of the state’s natural resources.
“The course is open to all,” said Mary Tebo Davis, natural resources field specialist at Cooperative Extension. “It is especially helpful for those volunteering on conservation commissions, tree committees, or watershed associations, and for those who maybe aren’t sure yet how they can help but want to make a difference.”
In exchange for learning, participants complete 40 hours of volunteer service in more than 40 natural resource areas including measuring New Hampshire’s biggest trees, inventorying natural resources, helping protect thousands of acres of land, discovering endangered species and delivering educational programs to adults and children. Volunteering can take place in one’s own community or through one of Cooperative Extension’s partnering agencies’ programs.
Spaces are still available and will be up to the start of class Sept 4. For more information, visit nhstewards.org or call Cooperative Extension at (603) 641-6060.
The course begins September 4 and will continue for 12 consecutive Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game offices in Concord.
This workshop is offered by UNHCE and UNH Professional Development and Training. This annual conference is designed for managers, supervisors, team and project leaders.
Sign up early as previous conferences have sold out early!
Community Training in Ecological Design (4-part series) - Creating Resilient Communities through Low Cost, Accessible Permaculture Design Solutions and Strategies that work with Nature
Join Steve Whitman, Stacey Doll, Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Mary Tebo Davis as they lead you through an innovative training on Ecological Solutions for NH Communities. Developed from the full Permaculture Design Certification course curriculum, the training is geared toward community leaders (staff and volunteers), planners, and commission members to provide the necessary tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for your community’s infrastructure and economy while working in harmony with the natural world.
Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, you will be led through a series of conversations, participatory activities, case study field trips, and a design charette to introduce the ecological design process. Participants will learn how integrated design stacks functions and addresses: biodiversity, secure food production models, water and energy systems, appropriate technologies, and adaptation planning and cooperation to help overcome barriers. Each participant will leave the training with tools and skills to work as an ecological designer within their community and on their own property to provide solutions for a better tomorrow.
AICP CM credits and CEUs for AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners have been submitted. Please register on-line as space is limited. You can pay by credit card, electronic check, or forward us a paper check. To register, visit: https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=18025
Who Should Attend: planning boards, energy committees, conservation commission, agricultural commissions, landscape designers and architects, town engineers, road agents and town maintenance, and community volunteers
Location: Boscawen, NH, 315 Daniel Webster Hwy
Dates: Wednesdays: Jan. 27th, 2016 (8:30am-5:30pm), Feb. 3rd (8:30am-5:30pm), Feb. 10th (in Franklin, NH from 1pm-5pm), and Feb. 17th (8:30am-5:30pm)
Snow Dates: Mondays: Feb. 8th (8:30-5:30), Feb. 15th (1-5pm), Feb. 22nd (8:30-5:30)