Community Garden Connections Weekly Garden Parties


The Westmoreland Garden Project located at the Cheshire County Farm
River Road in Westmoreland, NH, 03467 (near the Maplewood Nursing Home)

Every Tuesday, May through October, 4-6pm
(Carpool from Antioch University at 3:30pm)


  • Dress for garden work, rain or shine!
  • No supplies required – just bring yourself and a positive attitude!
  • Antioch’s Community Garden Connections staff will support volunteers in planting, watering, and weeding the vegetable garden, caring for the orchard, and creating a perennial flower garden!
  • All proceeds are donated to the Keene Community Kitchen and other community members with limited access to fresh produce.

For more information contact:


Backyard Compost Building


Backyard Compost Building
A Small Scale Biodynamic Model, Lynne Boudreau of Kroka Expeditions
Sun 5/7 – 1pm-4pm

Workshop fee: $25

Register and pay now – or – Apply for a scholarship for this workshop

Join W.S. Badger Company for a hands-on workshop to explore the joys of decomposition and learn how to make compost that will feed your plants and nourish your being! We will spend time discussing different materials and their properties, as well as the composting processes and the magical influence of various biodynamic preparations on the inner workings of the compost pile. We will then head outside to actually build a compost pile together.

Please wear appropriate shoes/boots and dress for the weather. Bring gloves if you desire, and a pitch fork or shovel if you can!

Presenter Bio: Lynne Boudreau is co-founder of Kroka Expeditions in Marlow, NH. Prior to becoming Kroka’s Farm and Garden Manager/Educator, Lynne apprenticed on a biodynamic farm in Pennsylvania. The Farm at Kroka Expeditions uses biodynamic and organic practices with the intention of healing the land. With a deep respect for the natural world and the wisdom and ways of elders and native people, Lynne farms using varied modalities, while also working by intuition and trust that the Earth knows how to care for itself.

How to Grow a Totally Organic Garden

Free workshop!  Registration Required:  Click here to register.

In today’s world, people are becoming more and more concerned with what they put into their mouths. Where does this food come from? Are there any GMOs? Were pesticides sprayed here or nearby?

What better way is there to take control of our eating than by growing some of our own food? We can give our plants additional soil amenities to provide extra nutrients for ourselves and our families. We can stay grounded by handling and caring for our plants. And the flavor! Nothing beats homegrown fruits and vegetables.

Plus, the health benefits are astronomical. Fresh picked has more vitamins and minerals than anything that is found in a store.  Give your family the edge for health—grow your own. Because, health, after all, is the greatest wealth.

This is a presentation on how to grow a beautiful garden. With over 100 color pictures designed to provide insights and how-to information on soil preparation, planting, weeding, thinning and harvesting, this gives participants the tools that they need to plant and maintain a garden.

Celeste Longacre is the author of “Celeste’s Garden Delights.” She is also an accomplished gardener who has been growing most of her family’s vegetables for over 35 years. Celeste preserves the garden’s bounty by canning, freezing, drying, and fermenting it as well as storing her produce in a root cellar. She and her husband, Bob, live sustainably in a handmade octagonal home. During the cold winter months, their heat is provided by the firewood that Bob cuts. Much of their electricity is generated with an array of solar panels.  For further information visit her website at

Pruning Your Home Orchard

WORKSHOP-Pruning-2017FLYERPruning Your Home Orchard
With Anton Elbers, Orchard Hill Farm
Sunday, March 19th, 2017, 1:00-4:00 pm

What are the benefits of pruning fruit trees? When, how and with what should we prune? Join us for an informative discussion and hands-on demonstration of the tools and techniques for pruning various types of fruit trees led by Anton Elbers from Orchard Hill Farm.

Anton Elbers has lived in NH since 1971 when he came to Alstead to learn farming as a young man. He helped plant and establish the orchard at Orchard Hill Farm in East Al­stead back in 1972. Annual pruning is a large part of main­taining this orchard that is primarily apples, but also pears, plums, and peaches on a variety of rootstocks. Anton will be sharing some of what he has learned from working with the trees at Orchard Hill over the years.

Cost: $25
Location: W.S. Badger Company
768 Rt. 10 Gilsum, NH 03448

Learn more and register today!