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7th Annual Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair

The Sustainability Project’s
7th Annual Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair

Come get a jump on the coming growing season and learn about local food, farms, and sustainable community initiatives at The Sustainability Project’s 7th Annual Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair on February 18th, from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.

This year, the celebration takes place at the spacious United Church of Christ (the church at the head of the square in Keene, New Hampshire).

We have more than 20 workshops and presentations scheduled, as well as a fun-filled day of nature and gardening activities for the children. We also have a staffed nursery setting to support the needs parents with young children.
Representatives from many local non-profits will be on hand eager to share their stories and to invite you be part of this success. Networking is the celebration’s consistent theme. Vender tables will enable you to “buy local.” The Master Gardeners will be on hand to help you plan your garden and answer your gardening questions. We’ll also have FEDCO seeds for sale and if your are a seed saver with a surplus, this is an opportunity to swap and share.
Once again, we’ll be serving soups, Orchard Hill Bread, baked goods and beverages at our Cafe and hosting a noontime “picnic” concert with the Solar Sisters.

We’ll also be raffling items donated by local businesses.

     This year’s celebration takes place in concert with Keene’s Snow and Ice Festival to create a full day of “cabin fever” relief.

We hope you’ll join in the fun and share that community feeling.
The suggested donation for the day is $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25  for families. Volunteers and high school students who submit a “Vision for a Sustainable Future”poster receive complimentary tickets (more about the volunteering and the poster contest below). In keeping with The Sustainability Project’s inclusion and accessibility policy, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

       Proceeds from the celebration help fund the event and our other mission-driven endeavors, such as:

  • The Monadnock Gardening and Seed Saving Initiative
  • Our after-school gardening activities at the Gilsum Elementary School
  • Our all-volunteer effort to create wheelchair accessible trails and edible forest gardens at the center in the Emerson Brook Forest.

        Over the next few weeks Cheshire TV will be featuring The Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair on Channel 8. Stay tuned!

The Sustainability Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization, promotes a love of nature, environmental stewardship, caring communities and ways of living that deepen our understanding of the interconnected web of life.  Our guiding principle is that diversity, inclusion and compassion are fundamental to the long term well-being of our planet and its inhabitants.
 
Learn more at emersonbrookforest.org
Directions to the Emerson Brook Forest Nature Center
The Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair Committee:
Megan Straughen, Kevin Dremel, Maisie Rinne, Lenoir Mcdougal,
Andrea Cadwell, Alisa Andrews, Jeanne Sable, Scott Hurley,
Martha Temple and Valerie Piedmont
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The Sustainability Project
Phone – Keene: (603) 357-0860 Gilsum: (603) 352-1887

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