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NH Permaculture Day at Canterbury Shaker Village August 17

The 7th annual New Hampshire Permaculture Day takes place at Canterbury Shaker Village on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 9 am to 5 pm.

What is permaculture? The term references both permanence and agriculture. It is a growing field of research and practice dedicated to living sustainably guided by the ethics of earth care, people care, and fair share.

Permaculture Day will include information on local food systems, enhanced soil health, indigenous wisdom of plants as food and medicine, and sustainably-raised livestock. Climate change, social justice, sustainable energy, natural building, and earth-friendly agricultural practices are all part of the permaculture outlook.

The day will be filled with hands-on workshops, demos, discussions, and guided walks. The vendor marketplace will offer engaging information, local goods, and crafts for sale. Pick up morning snacks and coffee from a local food truck, stroll the grounds of the Village with its 24 historic structures, and admire what the Shakers created in their 200-years of communal work and worship.  Join other attendees for a locally-sourced lunch, included in the cost of registration.

Adult tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the event. Children 6-18, $10 in advance, $15 at the event. Students and Seniors receive a $5 discount. Canterbury Shaker Village members pay $20. There is plenty of free parking.  For more information and tickets go to www.nhpermacultureday.org/2019-Event, or follow the links at www.shakers.org.

This event is presented by the NH Permaculture Guild in partnership with Canterbury Shaker Village. Thanks go to sponsors Northeast Organic Farmers (NOFA) of New Hampshire, Concord Food Coop, and Warner Public Market.

Canterbury Shaker Village is a private non-profit historic site that is devoted to preserving the legacy of the Shakers and providing a place for learning, reflection, and renewal of the human spirit. Located just 20 minutes from the state capital in Concord, the Village maintains 25 restored original Shaker buildings, and 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement. The address is 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH 03224.  Phone 603-783-9511.

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