Registration Open: Future of Farming Conference

cornucopia-farming-conference-poster11x19-2017Future of Farming in a Changing World Conference

Creating a Robust, Sustainable & Community Based Food System
March 25, 2017, 9 to 4:30
Monadnock Center for History and Culture
19 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH

  • Growing the next generation of farmers
  • Cutting edge technology solutions to support farmers
  • Models for growing, processing, and distributing sustainably grown food
  • Climate change and its impact on farming
  • Farmland access-matching farmers to farmland

Keynote speaker:  Philip Ackerman-Leist, Professor of Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, Green Mountain College, VT; farmer, and author of Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable & Secure Food Systems.
Talks and panel discussion include:

  • John VanHoesen, Associate Professor of Geology; Director Natural Resource Management, Director Geology program, Green Mountain College, VT
  • Hannah Bissex and students, Farm to Fork program, Cornucopia Project
  • Ryan Owens, Monadnock Conservancy

Check in: 8 to 8:45am; program begins at 9am (pre-registration suggested as there are only 100 seats)

Registration: $25/per person, register here; $15/student rate, register here.  Student rate sponsored by Broadfork Company.  Please register early, as seats are limited.

Lunch: Light/local ‘Soupfest’ lunch included.  Will offer vegan, dairy-free and vegetarian options.

Post-conference dinner option: Visit our friends at Harlow’s Pub (across from the conference) and receive a 5% discount on your meal.

Let us know if you would like information on supporting this event by contacting Joyce at



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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Future of Farming in a Changing World Conference

Save the Date:
March 25, 2017 at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough

The Cornucopia Project will host the Future of Farming in a Changing World Conference to discuss how to build a sustainable and community-based food system, look at land availability, and how climate change will impact farming practices, with a focus on young farmers.

The keynote speaker is Philip Ackerman-Leist, professor, farmer and author of Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems.  For more information, contact Joyce at


Farmers’ Market of Keene Joins Monadnock Region Earth Festival

The Monadnock Food Co-op is thrilled to announce that the Farmers’ Market of Keene will join this year’s Monadnock Region Earth Festival on April 23, 2016 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.  Participating vendors include Ruffled Feathers Farm, Wingate Farm, Holland Homestead Farm, Mad Radish CSA, Main Street Cheese, Orchard Hill Breadworks, and Walpole Mountain View Winery.

The entire Monadnock Region Earth Festival runs from noon to 4:00 pm, and takes place outdoors — next to the Co-op — and along the bike path, leading to the Railroad Square Park in Keene.  However, the wine tasting by Walpole Mountain View Winery will be held inside the Co-op. This event is free and open to the public.

“The Farmers’ Market of Keene is excited to be a part of this festival to provide and celebrate all that is fresh and local,” said Susie Parke-Sutherland, Co-owner & Manager of Wingate Farm.

Visit for updates and a full list of events happening throughout the region during Earth Week.

The Monadnock Region Earth Festival is sponsored by the Monadnock Food Co-op, Antioch University New England and The Peak.