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Tuesday, 03/28/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment - for Schools
Tuesday, 03/28/2017 (02:30 PM - 04:30 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 Derry Municipal Building, Derry, 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.

Thursday, 03/30/2017

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
Thursday, 03/30/2017 (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

ServSafe® is a nationally recognized food safety certification program of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). This one-day course provides the latest science-based information on food safety and best practices in the industry.

Participants will learn how foodborne bacteria contaminate food and the safest way to receive, store, prepare, cook and serve food for their customers.

Participants are expected to study the ServSafe Manager coursebook prior to class. At the end of the course, the national ServSafe certification exam will be administered. Participants passing the exam with a grade of 75% or higher will receive ServSafe® Food Safety Certification from NRAEF. Certification is valid for five years.

Instructor: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food Safety.

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Location

  • Moultonborough Library, 4 Holland St., Moultonborough, NH, 03254

Landscaping for Water Quality in the Lakes Region
Thursday, 03/30/2017 (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.

Location

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

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.

Location

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

Saturday, 04/01/2017

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.

Location

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

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.

Location

  • 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.

 

Location

  • 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! 

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Flyer

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Location

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

Monday, 04/03/2017

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.

Location

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

Wednesday, 04/05/2017

Scale Clinic - Inspections and Certifications
Wednesday, 04/05/2017 (11:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

The NH Division of Weights and Measures will once again be holding their annual Scale Clinics. 

 

The Clinics are 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).

Scale Clinics Flyer

Location

  • Rockingham County UNHCE Office, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Pruning Blueberries and Raspberries
Wednesday, 04/05/2017 (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)

Pruning demonstration of blueberries and raspberries, including how, when, and why to prune your berries. We’ll talk about NH suitable varieties, as well as seasonal care of your plants, and pest management.

 

This is an outdoor event please dress accordingly.

 

For a complete listing of all pruning demonstrations, click here. 

 

 

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Location

  • Surowiec Farm, 53 Perley Hill Road, Sanbonrton, NH, 03239

Pruning Mature Apple Trees
Wednesday, 04/05/2017 (04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

 

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

 

See flyer for the complete list of all 2017 demonstrations.

 

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Location

  • Maple Lane Orchard, 220 Gunn Road, Keene, NH, 03431

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Wednesday, 04/05/2017 (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 the Common Man Roadside, Northbound, Hooksett, 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.

Friday, 04/07/2017

Pruning Mature Grapevines
Friday, 04/07/2017 (05:30 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

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

 

See flyer for the complete list of all 2017 demonstrations.

 

Location

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

Saturday, 04/08/2017

Saving Special Places 2017 Land Conservation Conference
Saturday, 04/08/2017 (08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Registration is now open!

Get ahead of the rush and register now for Saving Special Places 2017!
Join us at New Hampshire's largest land conservation training, education and networking event for
a great line-up of workshops and presenters – we have many new offerings in 2017!

Note that workshops fill quickly so register early to be sure you get your selection.
Register by April 1 to take advantage of the lower $60 fee.
After April 1, the fee is $75.

 

For more information and to register, please visit our website at  Saving Special Places 2017

Location

  • Prospect Mountain High School, 242 Suncock Valley Rd., Alton, NH, 03809

Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA Ocean Exploration and Research
Saturday, 04/08/2017 (08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Professional Development for Educators of Grades 6-12.

Educators are invited to join NOAA OER facilitators to learn Why We Explore and How We Explore the deep ocean. Participants will learn about the importance of ocean exploration and the advanced technological capabilities of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. This 7-hour professional development will introduce standards-based, hands-on activities and online resources that guide classroom teaching and learning.

Continental breakfast and lunch included.

Register Registration Deadline March 24

Planting and Pruning Grapes
Saturday, 04/08/2017 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

 

Jewell Towne Vineyards owner Peter Oldak will lead this workshop which will cover everything you need to know to grow grapes successfully. Starting with site evaluation, vine propagation, variety choices, vineyard design and continuing with planting and pruning principles, and disease control. The workshop will conclude with a pruning demonstration.

 

2 Pesticide credits are available.

 

To reserve a spot please contact Peter Oldak at Jewell Towne, 603-394-0600.

 

 

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Location

  • Jewell Towne Vineyards, 183 Whitehall Road, South Hampton, NH, 03827

Pruning Tree Fruit
Saturday, 04/08/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

 

How, when, and why to prune your fruit trees, with a live pruning demonstration. We’ll talk about NH suitable varieties, as well as seasonal care of your trees.

 

To see a complete listing of all pruning demonstrations, click here.

 

 

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Location

  • Pine River Orchard, 314 Pine River Road, Ossipee, NH, 03864

Beach Cleanup
Saturday, 04/08/2017 (10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Monthly beach cleanup at Jenness Beach in Rye, NH! All supplies are provided. Individuals, families, and groups are welcome. Please RSVP to info@blueoceansociety.org or by calling 603-431-0260.

 

 

Location

  • Jenness Beach, 2280 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH, 03871

Pruning Blueberries
Saturday, 04/08/2017 (12:00 PM - 01:00 PM)

 

Pruning demonstration including how, when, and why to prune your berries. We’ll talk about NH suitable varieties, as well as seasonal care of your plants, and pest management.

 

This is an outdoor event please dress accordingly.

 

To see a complete list of all pruning demonstrations, click here.

 

Linked file:

Location

  • Pine River Orchard, 314 Pine River Road, Ossipee, NH, 03864

Monday, 04/10/2017

Cooking Matters™ for Teens
Monday, 04/10/2017 (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.

Location

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

Pruning Older Apple Trees for Wildlife, and Peaches
Monday, 04/10/2017 (04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

 

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

 

See flyer for the complete list of all 2017 demonstrations.

 

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Location

  • Shieling State Forest, Old Street Road, Peterborough, NH, 03458

Wednesday, 04/12/2017

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
Wednesday, 04/12/2017 (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

ServSafe® is a nationally recognized food safety certification program of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). This one-day course provides the latest science-based information on food safety and best practices in the industry.

Participants will learn how foodborne bacteria contaminate food and the safest way to receive, store, prepare, cook and serve food for their customers.

Participants are expected to study the ServSafe Manager coursebook prior to class. At the end of the course, the national ServSafe certification exam will be administered. Participants passing the exam with a grade of 75% or higher will receive ServSafe® Food Safety Certification from NRAEF. Certification is valid for five years.

Instructor: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food Safety.

To be held in the Strafford Room.

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Location

  • Frisbie Memorial Community Ed & Conf Center, 11 Whitehall Road, Rochester, NH, 03867

Saturday, 04/15/2017

Pruning Blueberries
Saturday, 04/15/2017 (10:00 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.

Location

  • Haynes Homestead, 172 Harvey Swell Road, Colebrook, NH, 03576


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