eNews : May 2017
A Dream Becomes a Reality
Photo of a CSA farm by Ryan Owens
Providing the community with fresh, local produce

When Tracie (Smith) Loock started her CSA (community supported agriculture) operation on her father's farm, she never imagined the long journey ahead as she tried to find her own land.
 
"That spring my father told me this would be the last year I could farm on his land," recalled Tracie. "But I hadn't found any suitable land that was affordable with the modest farm income I was making."

Then, after years of searching, Tracie met David Green and Matt Buonomano... 

"Be like a flower and turn your face to the sun."  - Kahlil Gibran
Start Your Very Own Vegetable Garden
Photo of kids planting a garden by Katrina Farmer
6 easy steps for beginners
 
Have you ever wanted to start a vegetable garden but not known where to start? Vegetable gardens can be a really fun activity for you and your family. Once your garden is started it only takes a few minutes every day to tend. If you love vegetables, here are some tips to get you started.

Cheshire Walkers
Photo of hikers by Dan Most
Weekly walks foster physical health, connection

Looking for an easy hike? Ryan Owens of the Conservancy is leading three Cheshire Walkers outings in the next few weeks. The program, hosted by the Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock, offers hikes throughout the region every Wednesday in the spring and fall. There are seven more for you to discover this season. 

You Are Needed
Photo of adult and child planting garden by Katrina Farmer
Volunteer positions available

Do you enjoy giving back to the community and also love getting outdoors?  We are looking for volunteers to help with a variety of projects including recording nature observations on conservation properties and working with children in our summer program.

Photo of Ryan Owens by Alyssa Salerno
Thanks to growing community support, we are able to put staff in the field as hike leaders and offer these programs to you free of charge. Together, we are connecting more people to nature and celebrating the wonders of farms, forests, water and wildlife.

If you like that, you might also like becoming a monthly donor this spring. It's easy, and can have a big impact with as little as $10 per month.

With gratitude,
Ryan Owens
Ryan Owens
executive director
603-357-0600, ext. 103
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