12th Annual Seed Celebration


The Sustainability Project presents the 12th Annual Seed Celebration & Sustainable Community Fair on Saturday, February 11th from 8:45am to 4:30pm. The celebration will be held at the Orchard School, 114 Old Settlers Road, in Alstead, NH. There will be Vendors, Educational Displays & Workshops, Family Fun, Music, A Cafe, Seeds, and Raffle. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person or $20 dollars for family. For more info call (603) 209-7272.

This year’s theme “Building Resilience, Regenerating the Earth” focuses on environmental stewardship, gardening, tools for personal transformation and skills for living well in a changing world.

Schedule Of Events

All Day:
The Caterpillar Lab, Activities for Children & Families, Exhibits, Displays, Cafe, Raffle, Seeds For Sale & Swap

8:30 Event Opens
8:45 Welcome
9-9:30 Doug Clayton: Biochar – Classroom A/Outdoors,
Outdoor component: 9:30-10 & 2:45-3:15
9-9:45 Valerie Piedmont: Designing the Self – Community Room
9-10 Marty Castriotta: Intro to Permaculture – Farmhouse
9:45-10:30 Jan Lambert: Let’s Save the Rain – Classroom A
10-10:30 Tom Prunier: Kimchi – Cafe
10:15-11:30 Carl Majewski: Basic Garden Design – Farmhouse
10:30-11:30 Hilary Richardson: JoyMoves – Community Room
10:45-11:45 Dave Wichland: Mycological Landscaping – The Big Picture – Classroom A
11-11:45 Anton Elbers & Jenny Wright: Pruning – Outdoors
12-12:45 Solar Sisters Concert – Community Room
1-2:00 Kevin Warzecha & Dee Denehy: Tiny Houses – Classroom A
1:15-2 Kate Dean: Mending: Repurposing Textiles – Community Room
1:15-2:15 Medicine Story: Permaculture of the Heart – Farmhouse
1:30-2:30 Chip Chapman: Managing your Woodlot – Outdoors
2:15-3:15 Lionel Chute: WALES & the 5 Imperatives – Classroom A
2:15-3:15 Lior Sadeh: The Way of Tea – Cafe
2:30-3:15 Bill Whyte: Visualization — the art and practice of imagining – Farmhouse
3:15-4:00 Lil’ Orphans band
3:45 Last Call for Raffle
4:00 Raffle Drawing
4:30 Clean-up Begins!

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Order Fedco Seeds Through the Sustainability Project

From the Sustainability Project

It’s time again to envision your gardens filled with luscious vegetables started from seed. By placing your FEDCO seed order through The Sustainability Project, you save on shipping charges and help support our Annual Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair and our Emerson Brook Forest Center’s trails and perennial gardens.

We choose FEDCO seeds because they offer a large selection of organic, heirloom, and open pollinated varieties.


Stop by Green Energy Options, 79 Emerald Street, Keene for a paper catalog or go online to www.fedcoseeds.com.

Orders may be emailed to Lenoir McDougal or left at Green Energy Options in Keene. Be sure to include product ID number, name, and quantity desired as well as your contact information.  These orders are for seeds only, not Moose Tubers or Garden Supply.  If you are hand-writing a form, please write neatly.

First Order Deadline: Noon on Friday, January 8, 2016

We’ll notify you when your seeds are ready for pick up at Green Energy Options or at the Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair on February 13th. Thank you for your support!

2016 Organic Open-pollinated Seed Collection
For those who want seed ordering made easy, The Sustainability Project recommends a collection of open-pollinated organic seeds, all good for seed saving. The collection costs $25.00 and consists of:

*Provider Bush Beans *Atomic Red Carrots *Bull’s Blood Beets *Deluxe Lettuce Mix  *Bloomsdale Spinach *Sweet Basil  *Snap Peas *Solar Flashback Calendula *Sugar Baby Watermelon *Uncle David’s Dessert Buttercup Winter Squash *New England Pie Pumpkin *Costata Romanesca Summer Squash *Blue Scotch Kale *Marketmore 76 Cucumber