Sierra sent along this notice from the UNH Cooperative Extension. I’m a little late in getting it published, but maybe someone will find it of use, especially someone interested in community gardening or the Master Gardener program.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO VISIT OUR NEW LOCATION; learn about the services we offer the community, talk with staff and volunteers, get to know us, and have your important questions answered.We will also be featuring a new publication written by 3 NH Master Gardeners…
WHERE & WHEN
UNH Cooperative Extension Education Center
329 Mast Road-Suite 115
Goffstown, New Hampshire 03045
October 10, 2012
Community Gardening in New Hampshire
MEET THE AUTHORS OF THIS GREAT NEW PUBLICATION AND RECEIVE A COPY OF THE BOOK ON CD. LORRIANE MERRILL, NH COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD WILL ALSO BE ATTENDING.
“Community and other civic gardening projects bring people together across generations to cultivate plants, food, beauty, knowledge and relationships. Creating opportunities for children and young people to connect with and learn from elder generations builds true community.
New research is proving what our grandparents knew all along-that time spent outdoors connecting with the natural environment is good for us mentally as well as physically. It boosts creativity, cognitive skills, and happiness. Just as sure as there will be weeds to pull, people and organizations will have challenges in working together to create and cultivate a community garden. This guide addresses most of the issues and question that are likely to arise. Community Gardening in New Hampshire: From the Ground Up is sure to become an inspiring and indispensable guide to people who aspire to share the labors and the fruits of gardening together.”
Lorraine Merrill, New Hampshire Commissioner
of Agriculture, Markets & Food