eNews : August 2019
Healthy, Farm Fresh Kids
Photo of child by Katrina Farmer
Conservancy farm program gets children outside

This summer, youth ages 8 to 13 came to Tracie's Community Farm in Fitzwilliam, N.H., twice a week for five weeks to participate in community building activities, hands-on gardening time, and healthy cooking and living. Each year, kids come and go, but over the four years we've hosted Kids Connect!, there is one child who consistently comes... 

"This is good! Can I bring some home to share with my family?"  - Kids Connect! participants, after trying a new vegetable recipe
Art, Film, and Conservation
Photo of Andy Goldsworthy courtesy of Magnolia Pictures
Free event on Tuesday, August 27, at 7 p.m.

The Monadnock International Film Festival, Monadnock Conservancy, and Harris Center for Conservation Education announce a unique collaboration to highlight the natural environment through film. To kick-off this new partnership, the three organizations are showing a visually lush documentary about landscape artist Andy Goldsworthy -- "Leaning into the Wind" -- at Keene Cinemas. Admission is free, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Scully Architects.

Paddle On!
Photo of trail register by Rick Brackett
Island is a great summer destination

Are you still hanging on to summer? We are, and we wanted to share one of our favorite places. Whittemore Island on Thorndike Pond in Jaffrey, N.H., is easy to get to by canoe or kayak and offers sweeping views. When you are there, check out the new trail register built by Lew Shelley of SnowHawk LLC -- and please sign in!

Photo of Apple Hill String Quartet courtesy image
30th Annual Celebration
Saturday, September 14, from 9 to 11 a.m.
Elise Kuder and Mike Kelley, violinist and violist with the Apple Hill String Quartet, will explore, with words and musical performance, how nature inspires musicians. Held in Alumni Recital Hall at Keene State College.

Photo of group in woods by Katrina Farmer
Woodlot Walks Series
Thursdays, September 19 and 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
These two evenings will feature woodlot walks at conserved properties around the Monadnock region, introducing you to land management options for wildlife, timber, and recreation. Please register in advance.

Photo of Mayfair Farm barn by Alison Marie
Harvest Barn Dance
Saturday, November 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Come for a fun, family-friendly evening of dancing and good eating at Mayfair Farm in Harrisville, N.H. There will be tours of the farm, outdoor games, a campfire, and a cash bar.

Get the full details online for these and future events when you visit our events page, or call us at 603-357-0600.
Photo of Ryan Owens by Alyssa Salerno
Thanks to more than 250 generous donors and a record $250,000 pledge from the Town of Peterborough, our campaign to purchase and protect 100 acres on the south shore of Peterborough's Cunningham Pond is in the home stretch! I look forward to welcoming you to this gem of forest, field, and water in 2020.

We're close, but there's still some work to do to reach our $1.5 million funding goal by our year-end deadline. To learn more, including how you can help, check out savecunninghampond.org.

With gratitude,

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

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