More than 300 people showed up to greet Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on Monday at a town hall-style meeting at Carter Hill Orchard in Concord. Secretary Vilsack spent the morning meeting with NH dairy farmers who are currently in serious crisis, as they face rising costs and low milk prices that don't come close to covering their expenses. At the mid-day town hall event, Vilsack was joined by Governor John Lynch, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, and...Read More
Peas are climbing, strawberries are ripening, tomato plants are growing bigger by the day - and the students are busy weeding, planting and bringing in the early summer harvest. Don't forget to stop by the Organic Garden Club's weekly farmstand - every Wednesday, 11-2 at Murkland Courtyard in front of the library. Wondering what's in season now? Garlic scapes, salad mix, baby kale, baby spinach, radishes, strawberries . . . and peas are coming soon!
Run, don't walk, to Murkland Courtyard at UNH to buy some amazing organic strawberries from the UNH Organic Garden Club. I'm having them for lunch, see?
I stumbled across the OGC's inaugural (I think) farm stand for the season, but it's on my calendar now for every Wednesday from 11 - 2. Smart shoppers show up closer to 11 for the best variety. In addition to strawberries, today they're selling a beautiful mix of greens, garlic scapes, radishes, and some cut flowers.
My colleague Jody Record wrote a great story for this week's Campus Journal about some new equipment that's helping UNH continue to churn out U Doo, compost made from UNH Dining leftovers.U Doo is one of the finest examples of the "one man's trash" adage I can think of. Not only does it make wise, sustainable use of food scraps from UNH and Durham eateries, it's coveted by local gardeners for its flower-boosting power. In my own garden, it helps produce a bounty of veggies, the rinds and seeds...Read More
Whether you're looking for a fun summer activity for small fry, a sneaky way to convince your kids that food can be green as well as tan, or just free weeding labor, UNH's Child Study and Development Center has some great tips for gardening with kids.
This weekend's USA Weekend magazine tapped the CSDC's decade of experience nurturing the future Future Farmers of America to share tips from the Growing a Green Generation Project.
Check out this beautiful new publication - edible White Mountains - "celebrating New Hampshire's abundance of local food season by season." This quarterly magazine includes photos, recipes and stories about farmers and food producers from all over the state. To read feature stories from the first issue, and subscribe to the magazine, click here.
Stop by the Durham Farmers’ Market on opening day – Monday June 1st!
At early June markets you’ll find plenty of salad greens and other spring vegetables, (strawberries coming soon), maple syrup, breads, cookies, pies, herbs and spices, bedding plants, and seedlings for your vegetable garden. This year’s market vendors include Back River Farm, Wake Robin Farm, Moriarty’s Greenhouse, Forty-Five Market Street Bakery, Applecrest Farm Orchards, Buzz Bomb World Spice Blends, Sugarmomma’s Maple Farm...Read More
Posted on behalf of Jason Whitney, Internship Coordinator for the University of New Hampshire Advising and Career Center and co-leader of the UNH Sustainability Internship Program (SIP). This article originally ran in the late spring edition of "Bridges," the newsletter of the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE). You can read the original article here. To read the UNH Career Center blog, visit unhcareercenter.com.
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Portsmouth Sustainability Fair, Saturday May 9, 10am – 4pm at the Portsmouth Middle School. The fair will include sustainable business vendors, educational exhibits, food, and music. The big orange Fresh Local Truck will be there serving up yummy local fare. There is no admission fee but people are encouraged to bring items for re-use or recycling like used cell phones, eyeglasses, electronics, used books and clothing. For more information visit www.portsmouthsustainabilityfair.org. If you’...Read More
Happy Earth Day everyone! Looking for some quick tips on what you can do this Earth Day -- and every day -- to advance sustainability? Check out WMUR Channel 9 News tonight -- and the web interview they have online now -- with yours truly! It's my 15 minutes of fame. Our own Beth connected me with WMUR, and while I was nervous (my first time in front of the camera), I have to say it was rather painless. Hopefully I've given viewers some things to think about and act on. And, as I say in the...Read More