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The Sustainability Project’s September Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 18, 6:00 pm

     Join the Monadnock Community Gardening and Seed Saving Initiative, rain or shine for a revisit to the Emerson Brook Edible Forest Garden.  Stella Scott of StarMeadow Landscaping Design and Valerie Piedmont will be sharing their observations of the garden and use permaculture design principles to  suggest next steps.

Saturday, September 22, 6-11pm

     A Community Celebration of Music, Art, Dance and Ecology takes place on Saturday, September 22nd, in the Keene State College Mabel Brown Room from  The event, a benefit for The Sustainability Project, is sponsored by the Keene State College Ecology Club.
     The first half of the program is volume-controlled for young people. It includes “Songs of Farm and Garden,” by the Solar Sisters; a puppet show by the Community Puppeteers; a set of “kid-friendly” environmental tunes by the VanBurens and a parade.  Children are encouraged to bring posters about their hopes and dreams for the earth.
      The second half of the show will feature dancing to the distinctive “prog/funk/jam/rock” sound of the VanBurens. Visit The VanBurens and click on “music player” to hear some tunes. Also, view a “Keene Flash Mob!” dance to VanBurens music that took place in Keene on September 17th.  We felt a little silly but had lots of fun!
      There will be educational exhibits about local sustainability efforts. Individuals, groups and organizations are invited to share information on a community networking board and literature table.
      Suggested Donation: $10 for adults, children free. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds will support The Sustainability Project’s efforts to create wheelchair accessible trails, tent sites and edible forest gardens in the Emerson Brook Forest, Gilsum.  For more information, call 603-209-7272 or

National Public Lands Day

When: Saturday,September 29th,8:00 am- 4:00 pm
Where: At The Sustainability Project’s Emerson Brook Forest Center, 57 Emerson Brook Drive, Gilsum NH 03448 (Located off Rte 10, just south of the Marlow town boundary.)
What: Volunteers needed! Come for all or any portion of the day.
Why: To create wheelchair accessible trails, gardens and tent sites for public use.
For more information or to register, please call Valerie 603-209-7272. For more information about the national effort, visit

Other Local Happenings:

Sunday, September 16th, 1-5pm
Building Hugelkultur raised garden beds.
W.S. Badger Co.
768 Route 10, Gilsum,
Fee by donation, pre-register contact or (603) 283-5186  

Permaculture Design Certification Course at Orchard Hill Farm, East Alstead. Six weekend IntensivesOctober-April. For more information visit website :Permaculture Design Certification Course or call Marty Castriotta 603-477-5533

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