Permaculture Design Competition in Keene, NH

Looking for a canvas to express your love of permaculture?  Enter the Sustainable Suburban Design Competition!

The canvass: A one acre site near downtown Keene with a gutted house and lawn.


Competition organizers shared, “We believe that the property has the potential to serve as a great model for sustainable suburban design, including backyard food production and capturing renewable resources, in Keene and the northeast.”

View competition details.

Seed Celebration & Sustainable Community Fair – February 16, 2013

The Sustainability Project together with Keene State College Campus Ecology hosts the 8th Annual Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair on February 16th, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Keene State College Putnam Science Center. This family-focused event enables all participants to attend skill-building workshops, stock up on organic seeds, learn about local food,  environmental and sustainable community initiatives. There will be children’s activities and more than 20 workshops and presentations throughout the day.

Come boost your community’s skills for living well in a changing world. This year’s presentations, so far, include: Planting your First Vegetable Garden, Creating Sustainable Relationships, Beekeeping, Biochar, Home Made Herbal Remedies, Composting, Vermiculture,  Mindfulness and Sustainability, Visualizing One’s Way to  Right Livelihood, Solar Basics for the Home, Farm, and Business, Organizing a Community Garden, Permaculture: Designing Self-sustaining Systems, Going Out Green: Exploring Sustainable and Meaningful End-of-Life Options, GMO Awareness, Mycological Landscaping, and the Dos and Don’ts of Caring for Your Animal Friends.

At the event, representatives from local non-profits will be on hand sharing their stories and inviting the community to be part of their success. Vendor tables will enable the community to ‘buy local’.

This year, we’re offering the event free of charge in order to ensure that no one will be discouraged from attending due to lack of funds.

Over the years, farmers, gardeners, and activists working for sustainable communities have come to know this event as a great opportunity for networking and day-long fun.