On March 14th, we partnered with Plan NH to host a workshop on Nature & Economy at the Audubon Center in Concord, NH. Forty planners, architects, community and economic development professionals attended the half day, interactive workshop. Our learning objectives were to share how to identify natural assets and better connect them to community economic development goals in a sustainable way. After presenting some background on the concept of natural capital and sharing examples of how communities are leveraging natural capital for economic vibrancy, e
Highbush blueberries are an important native fruit crop in New Hampshire. In their natural habitat, highbush blueberries are usually found growing along wetland margins. In home yards and garden blueberries grow best in well-drained soils that are high in organic matter. Sites that receive full-sun all day long promote maximum fruit production. Most importantly, blueberries need an acidic soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.0 in order to grow well. If the soil pH is too high the leaves may yellow and the plants will likely fail to grow.