Join Vital Communities, Land for Good, and other partners to talk about the working lands that feed and sustain our communities in a series of three virtual forums in New Hampshire titled “Community Resilience through Local Food Security.” Each forum focuses on a different region within New Hampshire and involves presenters specific to that region.
The pandemic has highlighted how critical local farms and working lands are to our region’s food supply. Each region in the state faces unique challenges and opportunities in growing more food and reaching more consumers.
Each forum will include stories from that farmers about their land challenges and successes; a presentation by Land for Good about ways to obtain land access; and a chance to discuss in smaller groups the nut and bolts of increasing productive farmland in the region; how to increase resilience through local food security; and how farms are adapting to climate change.
The conversations will be held on Zoom with a maximum of 25 participants for each event. There is no fee, but registration is required.
October 20, 6:30-8 pm: Lebanon/Mascoma Valley,
Join the Hanover Co-op Food Stores and local farmers.
October 27, 6:30-8 pm: Kearsarge Region
November 2, 6:30-8 pm: Claremont/Newport area
Join Beaver Pond Farm, the Upper Valley Land Trust, and others.
Vital Communities serves the 69-community Upper Valley region of the Connecticut River Valley with programs that cultivate the region’s civic, environmental, and economic vitality, including a strong concentration in local farming and economy. The programs bring together individuals and groups from government, business, nonprofits, and citizen activism to discuss challenges and create and act on plans for solving them.
Based in Keene, NH, Land For Good since 2004 has provided support and guidance to help farmers, landowners and communities navigate the complex challenges of land access, tenure and transfer, to realize family, farm business, and community goals.