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Friday, 03/31/2017

Landscaping for Water Quality in the Lakes Region
Friday, 03/31/2017 (08:45 AM - 03:45 AM)


Thanks to our local sponsors, this program will be conducted in the Lakes Region this spring. Participants will learn how to use ecological landscape practices including rain gardens, vegetative buffers, and other green infrastructure to infiltrate stormwater and absorb pollutants, protecting our lakes, rivers and streams.Instructors are faculty and specialists from UNH Cooperative Extension and NH Dept. of Environmental Services.


Who Should Attend?
• Landscape designers, contractors and maintenance professionals working within the watershed. If you hire a landscaper, encourage them to attend!
• Key members of watershed groups, conservation commissions and others who want to understand ecological approaches to landscaping for water quality protection
• Others involved in regional water quality protection programs and policy


Register online here.


  • Moultonborough Public Safety Building, Rt. 25, Moultonborough, NH, 03254

Choose Health Staff/Leader Training
Friday, 03/31/2017 (09:00 AM - 11:30 AM)


  • Haverhill Cooperative Middle School, 175 Morrill Dr., North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Rockingham County 4-H Indoor Rock Climbing at UNH
Friday, 03/31/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Join us for indoor rock climbing adventures on March 31, April 7, and 14 at UNH’s New Hampshire Hall in Durham. $25 for all three sessions. Participants will learn belaying, knotting, and climbing techniques. No experience necessary. First time climbers are welcome! 4-H Members and Non-Members Welcome!

To register for the event, contact 4-H Program Coordinator Joe Drake at joseph.drake@unh.edu or 603-679-5616.

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  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 03824

Saturday, 04/01/2017

Coös 4-H, County Activities Day, LATE START
Saturday, 04/01/2017 (All day)


We will be starting at 11:00AM, in hopes the storm will be slowing down and plows have been out.


Use your best judgement in Traveling. Be sure to check our facebook page in case we do need to Cancel. 



County Activities Day, (Formerly called Demonstration Day, new name, same event, with many updates, please read carefully)

This is the County event when our members qualify to go to State Activities Day


 Plan your presentation today!

Deadline to register:  Registrations, photo entries, poster entries, and FLIX video contest entries for CAD are due to the 4-H office in Lancaster no later than Friday, March 24.  FLIX video submissions should be downloaded to a flash/thumb drive, with your name on it.  


  • Stratford Public School, 19 School Street, North Stratford, NH, 03590

Strafford and Rockingham 4-H County Activities Day/Fashion Revue
Saturday, 04/01/2017 (All day)


County Activities Day is an annual county event that provides youth the opportunity to build skills and confidence in the realm of public speaking. Youth participate in one or more of a variety of categories aimed at conveying emotion, information and skills through public speech, visual aid and even performance. The foundation of this event is based in the belief that all youth are passionate about something and have the ability to share it with others in a professional and engaging presentation. Each event is judged by a helpful and knowledgeable set of evaluators that provide both in-person and written feedback to participants.


New rubrics have been created so that youth members receive valuable, easy to process feedback about their presentation.  Also new this year: Youth and Families will be invited to stay for an Awards Ceremony after lunch and Fashion Exhibition that will allow youth aged 8+ the honor of being recognized in front of peers, and know when they leave if they are invited to move on to State Activities Day, held at Manchester Community College on May 20, 2017. 


Demonstrations, Action Exhibits, Cloverbud Show and Tell, and Public Speeches will all begin at 9am on 4/1/2017.  A schedule will be sent out before the event so youth and families know when they are presenting.


Posters, Photograhs and Flix entries are due to your County Office by March 20, 2017, as they are pre-judged.


More information


  • Thompson School, Barton Hall 134, Durham, NH, 03824

DEADLINE: 4-H Horse Qualifying for ESE Intent to Show Form/Online Registration Due to County Office
Saturday, 04/01/2017 (All day)

Cheever Book Award Due to MC 4-H Office
Saturday, 04/01/2017 (All day)

Merrimack County 4-H Foundation Cheever Book Award is available fro 4-Hers to assist towards a two or four year undergraduate degree or technical degree, through the 4-H Foundation of Merrimack County. In 4-H, we teach “life skills” which includes: communication, accumulating knowledge, management skills, decision making skills, understanding self, relationship skills, and group process skills. The quality of your application, whether for 4-H , a job you are applying for, or a college scholarship, are a reflection of you and may be the key to opening your doors of opportunity. Please indicate on your application if your school holds an awards banquet or provides special recognition for those receiving grants or scholarships. You will probably need to call your school and ask for this information.

Applicants are eligible to reapply for consecutive years. Note: Funds are given for 2nd semester.

Barry Conservation Camp Campership Applications Due to MC 4-H Office
Saturday, 04/01/2017 (All day)

Is your 4-Her heading to a 4-H Summer Camp this upcoming summer? Looking for assistance in paying for your child's 4-H camp experience? Then apply for financial assistance for a 4-H Camp by filling out the Barry Conservation Camp Campership Application. Please have your application to the 4-H Office by April 1st to be considered. 

Grafton County 4-H Garden Party
Saturday, 04/01/2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

This is the kick-off event to the Grafton County 4-H Gardening Program. 

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  • Grafton County Administration Building, 3855 Dartmouth College Hwy., North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Pruning Tree Fruit
Saturday, 04/01/2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)


Pruning demonstrations are held outside. Please be prepared for weather & snow!


See flyer for the complete list of all 2017 demonstrations.


  • Watson's Orchard, 428 Meaderboro Road, Farmington, NH, 03835

Blueberry Pruning Demonstration
Saturday, 04/01/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

UNH Cooperative Extension Specialists, Becky Sideman and Amy Papineau, will lead this hands-on workshop where attendees will learn how to prune and care  for blueberry plants to keep plants healthy and productive. We’ll discuss when to prune, how to prune, and why to prune. We’ll also discuss fertilizer, pest control, and other topics that will help you successfully grow blueberries at home or on the farm. We will also prune some apple trees and discuss what it takes to successfully grow apples.


The event is outdoors, please dress accordingly. We will provide pruners and loppers for those who wish to try their hand at pruning, but please bring your own gloves.


Directions to the event are on the attached flyer. 




Click here to see the complete list of all the pruning demonstrations. 

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  • Joe Downey, 1004 Lane Road, Epsom, NH, 03234

Pruning Apples and Blueberries
Saturday, 04/01/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)


Pruning demonstration are held outside. Please be prepared for weather & snow!


See flyer for the complete list of all 2017 demonstrations.


  • Riverview Farm, River Road, Plainfield, NH, 03781

Pruning Blueberries
Saturday, 04/01/2017 (12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)


Pruning demonstration are held outside. Please be prepared for weather & snow!


See flyer for the complete list of all 2017 demonstrations.



  • Watson's Orchard, 428 Meaderboro Road, Farmington, NH, 03835

Sunday, 04/02/2017

Seaweed Mania: In the Field
Sunday, 04/02/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Saturday, March 18; Sunday, April 2; Saturday, April 15. 

Learn how to identify some of our local, edible seaweeds and how to forage them properly and safely! Join us at the Drowned Forest beach at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH for some shoreline fun! 





  • Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH, 03870

Monday, 04/03/2017

NH Professional Loggers Program First Aid, CPR, AED for Loggers
Monday, 04/03/2017 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)


Emergency Care and Safety Institute standard first aid, adult CPR, and AED training. Additionally, special focus will be logging injury prevention and a new logging site informational form.


Registration Details



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

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Monday, 04/03/2017 (02:00 PM - 04:00 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 the Sunapee Middle High School, Sunapee, NH.

This event is not open to the public. If you’d like to have a SAFE workshop for your employees please contact Ann Hamilton at 603-447-3834 or email her at ann.hamilton@unh.edu.

Cooking Matters™ for Teens
Monday, 04/03/2017 (03:15 PM - 05:30 PM)

Learn the basics of Cooking and Healthy Eating in these free hands-on cooking classes.  Practice preparing dinners, lunches, snacks and breakfast. All meals are healthy, low cost and tasty!


This is a six (6) session series.  Mondays, April 3, 10, 17, May 1, 8 & 15, 2017.  (No class Monday, April 24, school vacation)

Location: Family & Consumer Sciences Classroom, Lancaster School, Lancaster NH.


Registration required.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and how to register.


  • Lancaster School, 35 Ice Pond Road, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Coös County UNHCE Advisory Council Meeting
Monday, 04/03/2017 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Business Meeting of the Coös County, UNH Cooperative Extension Advisory Council, meets in Lancaster.  Please RSVP 788-4961.


Agenda Items:


Staff Evaluations:  Natural Resources and Community & Economic Development


Administrative Staff Attending:



  • Coos County UNHCE Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Raising Piglets in Your Backyard
Monday, 04/03/2017 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Come and listen to Dot Perkins, Livestock Field Specialist for UNH Cooperative Extension, give all the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising and caring for pigs in New Hampshire. You will learn about different breeds, how to get ready for the piglets, housing and space requirements, nutrition and health, and basic care of pigs. This talk is for anyone interested in raising pigs in their backyards.


This talk is free and open to the public.

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

Tuesday, 04/04/2017

Adapting Forested Watersheds to Climate Change Workshop
Tuesday, 04/04/2017 (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

Day 1

April 4th

Natural resource managers face the tremendous challenge of developing and implementing management actions that help ecosystems respond to climate change. This session will:

* Outline adaptation concepts and strategies in the context of sustainable management of water resources in forested areas.

* Provide information on the current and anticipated effects of climate change on water resources in forested landscapes of the Northeast.

* Describe resources and tools that can be used to integrate climate change into the management of forest water resources.

* Identify actions that enhance the ability of forested watersheds and other ecosystems to adapt to changing conditions. Real-world examples of climate adaptation projects that work to meet landowner
   goals will be featured, and participants will engage in a variety of interactive activities to identify climate change issues and potential adaptation actions.


Real-world examples of climate adaptation projects that work to meet landowner goals will be featured, and participants will engage in a variety of interactive activities to identify climate change issues and potential adaptation actions.


Day 2

April 5th


The second day of the workshop will focus on the testing and continued development of a set of adaptation strategies and approaches for managing water resources in rural, forested landscapes. During this active, hands-on session, participants will use the Adaptation Workbook to consider climate change impacts and identify adaptation options in real-world management situations. Feedback from Day 2 will directly inform the continued development of the new Forests and Water Strategies and Approaches menu.


Lunch and light refreshments provided


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  • Antioch University New England, Community Room, 40 Avon Street, Keene, NH, 03431

Cooking Matters for Adults Grocery Store Tour
Tuesday, 04/04/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Healthy food doesn't have to break the bank. It all starts with the cart

Four key food skills: reading labels, comparing prices, finding whole grain foods, identifying three ways to purchase produce. 



  • Berlin Marketplace, 19 Pleasant St, Berlin, NH, 03570

Initial Pesticide Certification Training: Carroll Co.
Tuesday, 04/04/2017 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Initial Pesticide Certification Training: Carroll Co.

Conway Public Library: 15 East Main Street, Conway, NH 03818

Tuesdays - April 4, 11, and 18*, 2017

1:00 - 4:00 PM


Registration & Fees: $55 Register here!


Last Day to Register: March 26th 2017.


Description: The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Pesticide Safety Education Program is offering this training to prepare prospective applicators for their private and commercial applicator certification exams. Please note that this training does not satisfy the requirements for applicators looking to get certified as Supervisory Registration Certification - General Use Applicators.

Attendance at an initial certification training is not required for certification at the operational level. However, it does help direct the studying. Instructors will provide a review of the information found in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual, NH Code of Administrative Rules, and the Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides. Private applicator testing will be held the last day of training at each location.

For more information on other topics offered in the same series, please visit this page.


*Note: Different sections of the training will be presented on April 4th and 11th; testing for private applicators will be held on April 18th.

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  • Conway Public Library, 5 E. Main St, Conway, NH, 03818

Cooking Matters for Teens
Tuesday, 04/04/2017 (02:30 PM - 04:30 PM)

Cooking Matters for Teens allows youth to learn cooking skills while making a meal together.  After class participants bring ingredients home to practice what they have learned in class. 


  • Kingswood Youth Center, Wolfeboro, NH,

The Role of Public Lands in The U.S. Past, Present, and Future
Tuesday, 04/04/2017 (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)


Jim Furnish - USDA Forest Service Deputy Chief Siuslaw National Forest Supervisor, Oregon
Author, Toward a Natural Forest



Jim Furnish and Tom Wagner - White Mountain National Forest Supervisor

Jeremy Wilson - Harris Center for Conservation Education

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  • Keene State College, Centennial Hall, 229 Main Street, Keene, NH, 03435

Wildflowers of New England
Tuesday, 04/04/2017 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series

What is that plant? Wildflowers of New England by Ted Elliman and The New England Wildflower Society covers the six New England states. It describes and illustrates nearly 1,100 of the common and rare wildflowers that occur in the region's forests, meadows, mountains, wetlands, and coastal areas. The user friendly organization by flower color and petal count is augmented by 1100 color photographs. The slide-illustrated presentation includes information on when and where these species grow.


Native-plant enthusiast, Ted Elliman is staff botanist at The New England Wildflower Society. For years he has conducted botanical inventories, natural habitat surveys and invasive species management throughout New England. He has a master’s degree from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.


SAF 1.5 category 1 CFE credits

Directions: All presentations take place in the Henry I. Baldwin Environmental Center at the Caroline A. Fox Research and Demonstration Forest, 309 Center Rd. in Hillsborough. From the traffic lights at the junction of West Main St. and Rt. 149 in downtown Hillsborough go north on School Street (which becomes Center Road after the school). Fox Forest is approximately 2 miles on the right.


Preregistration is not required.


Learn more about the Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series: CLICK HERE



  • Henry I. Baldwin Environmental Center, Caroline Fox Research and Demonstration Forest, 309 Center Road, Hillsborough, NH,



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