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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

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

Initial Pesticide Certification Training
(05:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

This educational program is designed to provide introductory training so that New Hampshire growers may obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take the state certification exam and pass. This training is also to help individuals learn the safe practices of applying pesticides while producing a high quality crop and protecting themselves and the environment. 

Training will be offered in March and April of 2015. If you are looking for instruction for first-time certification or if you would like to receive recertification credits in 2015 to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides this training is for you.

Training will be offered at three different locations statewide in March and April of 2015.

The Nature Conservancy (Merrimack County), Concord, NH 03301     

March 16 & 23rd         5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: March 30th   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

Keene State College, Science Center Rm 102                     

March 19 & 26th          5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date:  April 2nd   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

UNH Cooperative Extension, Grafton County Office, North Haverhill, NH

April 7 & 14th              5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: April 21st   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

**Training combined with individual study has the best track record in preparing someone to take the state pesticide license exams.

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Location

  • Nature Conservancy - Concord, 22 Bridge Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Tuesday, 03/31/2015

New Hampshire Division of Weights and Measures: Scale Clinic
(12:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

(Snow date Thursday, April 2 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Wednesday, 04/01/2015

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

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

Flyer

 

Location

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

Thursday, 04/02/2015

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

Initial Pesticide Certification Training
(05:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

This educational program is designed to provide introductory training so that New Hampshire growers may obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take the state certification exam and pass. This training is also to help individuals learn the safe practices of applying pesticides while producing a high quality crop and protecting themselves and the environment. 

Training will be offered in March and April of 2015. If you are looking for instruction for first-time certification or if you would like to receive recertification credits in 2015 to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides this training is for you.

Training will be offered at three different locations statewide in March and April of 2015.

 

The Nature Conservancy (Merrimack County), Concord, NH 03301     

March 16 & 23rd         5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: March 30th   5:30-8:30 pm

REGISTRATION

 

Keene State College, Science Center Rm 102                     

March 19 & 26th          5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date:  April 2nd   5:30-8:30 pm

REGISTRATION

 

UNH Cooperative Extension, Grafton County Office, North Haverhill, NH

April 7 & 14th              5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: April 21st   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

 

**Training combined with individual study has the best track record in preparing someone to take the state pesticide license exams.

Linked file:

Location

  • Keene State College Science Center, 229 Main St., Room 102, Keene, NH, 03431

Friday, 04/03/2015

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

 

Linked file:

Location

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

Saturday, 04/04/2015

Dig Your Garden: Growing Blueberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries
(09:00 AM - 01:00 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

Flyer

 

Location

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

Monday, 04/06/2015

Give Bees a Home -Part 1
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Native Pollinators and Their Nesting Habitats

NH is home to several hundred species of native bees. These bees have a big job - they're responsible for pollination and reproduction of thousands of plant species in our fields, forests, wetlands, gardens, and farms. Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist, will discuss the roles and importance of native bees in NH's natural ecosystems and agriculture. Amy will discuss what you can do to support native bees by providing habitat and nesting sites on your property. Join us for a follow-up workshop on April 25 where we will build bee nesting boxes and a bee hotel at the Boscawen Community Gardens.

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Location

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

Tuesday, 04/07/2015

Initial Pesticide Certification Training
(05:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

This educational program is designed to provide introductory training so that New Hampshire growers may obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take the state certification exam and pass. This training is also to help individuals learn the safe practices of applying pesticides while producing a high quality crop and protecting themselves and the environment. 

Training will be offered in March and April of 2015. If you are looking for instruction for first-time certification or if you would like to receive recertification credits in 2015 to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides this training is for you.

Training will be offered at three different locations statewide in March and April of 2015.

 

The Nature Conservancy (Merrimack County), Concord, NH 03301     

March 16 & 23rd         5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: March 30th   5:30-8:30 pm

REGISTRATION

 

Keene State College, Science Center Rm 102                     

March 19 & 26th          5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date:  April 2nd   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

 

UNH Cooperative Extension, Grafton County Office, North Haverhill, NH

April 7 & 14th              5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: April 21st   5:30-8:30 pm

 REGISTRATION

 

**Training combined with individual study has the best track record in preparing someone to take the state pesticide license exams.

 

Location

  • Grafton County UNHCE Office, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Wednesday, 04/08/2015

SOAK: Landscaping for Water Quality (Day 1)
(08:15 AM - 03:30 PM)

 

This 2-day program is intended for landscapers and others in the business of developing, maintaining, or preserving properties within the Coastal Watershed.

 

Topics covered include stormwater management, low impact lawn care, rain garden installations and much more!

 

On-line registration is required. Click here to register.

Location

  • Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Rd., Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Strafford County Scale Clinic
(12:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

This clinic is open to anyone who grows and sells their own agricultural products and who uses a scale commercially at farmers markets or a farm stand.  Inspection and certification is free to growers who have 3 or fewer scales under 100 lb. capacity and no other commercial devices.

 

Attendees should bring:  (1) legal-for-trade scale(s) and any necessary accessories; (2) current scale license (if you have one); and (3) renewal forms and payments due (no credit cards accepted.)  Annual license fee of $18.00 per scale is required.  

Location

  • Wentworth Greenhouses, 141 Rollins Road, Rollinsford, NH, 03869

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: Growing Veggies and Herbs
(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

Flyer

 

Location

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

Thursday, 04/09/2015

Initial Pesticide Certification Training
(All day)

This educational program is designed to provide introductory training so that New Hampshire growers may obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take the state certification exam and pass. This training is also to help individuals learn the safe practices of applying pesticides while producing a high quality crop and protecting themselves and the environment. 

Training will be offered in March and April of 2015. If you are looking for instruction for first-time certification or if you would like to receive recertification credits in 2015 to use or purchase restricted-use pesticides this training is for you.

Training will be offered at three different locations statewide in March and April of 2015.

The Nature Conservancy (Merrimack County), Concord, NH 03301     

March 16 & 23rd         5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: March 30th   5:30-8:30 pm

 

Keene State College, Science Center Rm 102                     

March 19 & 26th          5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date:  April 2nd   5:30-8:30 pm

 

UNH Cooperative Extension, Grafton County Office, North Haverhill, NH

April 7 & 14th              5:30-8:30 pm

Testing date: April 21st   5:30-8:30 pm

 

**Training combined with individual study has the best track record in preparing someone to take the state pesticide license exams.

Location

  • Keene State College Science Center, 229 Main St., Room 102, Keene, NH, 03431

SOAK: Landscaping for Water Quality (Day 2)
(08:15 AM - 03:00 PM)

 

This 2-day program is intended for landscapers and others in the business of developing, maintaining, or preserving properties within the Coastal Watershed.

 

Topics covered include stormwater management, low impact lawn care, rain garden installations and much more!

 

On-line registration is required. Click here to register.

Location

  • Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Rd., Portsmouth, NH, 03801


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