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new hampshire: sev speaks THIS FRIDAY in seacoast region

Sustainable farmer at Amos Fortune Friday

IMG_3114The Amos Fortune Forum will welcome their sixth speaker on Friday night. Noted “new farming” expert and Agrarian Severine Fleming will deliver a talk entitled, “A New Economy on the Land.”

Severine is a farmer, activist, and organizer based in the Champlain Valley of New York. She is founder and director of The Greenhorns, a grassroots cultural organization with the mission to promote, recruit and support a growing movement of young farmers and ranchers in America.

The entering generation of Agrarians has demonstrated a bold vision to build thousands of farm businesses for local food security. We need many more to succeed. Many who try are confounded when they try to find durable land access and tenure. Severine argues that we need to design and enact new frameworks for community land-ownership. All of us benefit from the revival of these farm-steads, and the initiatives of young farmers, orchardists, and dairymen and women. Today, the macro-economy imposes extraction, speculation and degradation of our land, but that will not work tomorrow. How can our watershed, our food-shed, and the historic cultural landscape inform the new economy we need? How can eaters reconnect meaningfully with both the eco-system and economic system that will sustain the quality of the places we love?

The Amos Fortune Forum is presented at the Old Meetinghouse in historic Jaffrey Center, New Hampshire, approximately 2.5 miles west of Downtown Jaffrey. Speakers are presented at 8 p.m. sharp each Friday during the summer. As is the custom of the Forum, no admission is charged, however, donations are accepted. After each forum, a brief reception is held with each speaker at The First Church in Jaffrey Parish Hall, directly across from the Old Meetinghouse. Information for the Forum can be found at, Facebook ( or at Twitter (@amosforum). The telephone number is (641) 715-3900. ext. 742251.

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maine/NH young farmer mixer! sept 28th

Arundel Mixer Poster2Hey ME and NH farmers!
It’s time to celebrate the harvest and connect with fellow young farmers! On Saturday, September 28th, join us for the kick-off event of the Greater Portland Young Farmers Coalition, the newest chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition! NYFC chapters bring farmers together to share meals, opportunities and strategies for overcoming the obstacles we face in starting careers in farming. It’s a wonderful community to be a part of, and you won’t want to miss this party. Continue reading

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small scale grain event

Coming up on Friday at Stonewall Farm in Keene, NH.

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Small Scale Grain Fodder & Demonstration Day, Friday August 16th, 9 am-12 pm
Want to witness the next chapter of our farm story take shape? On Friday August 16th, with technical assistance and support from GreenStart New Hampshire, we will be demonstrating our first-ever barley harvest at our leased Bradford Road fields in Keene (weather permitting) with brand new Boaz combine harvesters. All of the barley harvested here will take the resultant seeds and go towards growing barley fodder to feed our +30 dairy cattle. To our knowledge, this will be the first modern, larger-scale barley demonstration in southwest New Hampshire in over 100 years, so you don’t want to miss this opportunity! Stay tuned for our brochure link and more information on the itinerary for the day, which will also include our aged cheddar cheese and farm-made yogurt at day’s end.

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biomeiler compost heating workshop

Want to be independent from gas, oil & utility electricity? Are you looking for self sufficient heat & power for your greenhouse, seed starting house, packing shed, barn, residence or business?Small and Beginning Farmers of New Hampshire ( and The Farm Around the Corner ( have invited Heiner Cuhls from Native Power in Germany ( ) to hold a two day hands on workshop on September 21 and 22, 2013 at The Farm Around the Corner in Maidstone, Vermont.  Heiner is an expert in the design and construction of the Biomeiler Compost Furnace. Continue reading

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