The Sustainability Project
Emerson Brook Forest Center
For a future we can live with

Seed Celebration

The Sustainability Project presents the 9th Annual Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair on Saturday, February 15th, from 9 am - 4 pm; admission by donation. This year we are delighted to be hosting the event at Mole Hill Theatre, 789 Gilsum Mine Road, East Alstead, NH.

Over the years, farmers, gardeners, and activists working for sustainable communities have come to know this event as a great opportunity for networking and day-long fun. Come boost your community's skills for living well in a changing world. Proceeds help support the Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair, our programming throughout the year, and our work to create wheelchair accessible trails and perennial gardens at the Emerson Brook Forest Center. The Seed Celebration is sponsored in part by W.S. Badger, The Gilsum Recreation Committee, The Monadnock Food Co-op, Green Energy Options, The Mountain, Gem Graphics and Mole Hill Theatre.

Schedule of Events:
9 am ~ Opening

10 - 11:30 am ~ Dave Jacke, noted permaculture designer, teacher and author of Edible Forest Gardens, will present "Ecological Culture Design: A Holistic View"

11:50 am ~ Meditation with Morning Sun Mindfulness Center

Noon ~ The Solar Sisters duo will perform songs of farm and garden

1:30 - 3 pm ~ Bill Whyte, founder and CEO of the W.S. Badger company, will present "Visualization - The Art and Practice of Imagining with a purpose"

3:15 pm ~ Last call for the raffle

3:30 pm ~ Raffle Drawing

All Day: Cafe featuring soups from local restaurants and kitchens and Orchard Hill breads, Exhibits & Displays, Demonstrations, Seed Sales & Swap, Raffle, & Children's Activities

Tablers for the 2014 Seed Celebration & Sustainable Community Fair: * Christopher Briggs - demonstrations * Green Energy Options * Kroka * Monadnock Food Co-op * Monadnock Permaculture Meet-Up Group * Moondrops * Morning Sun Mindfulness Center * Orchard Hill Breadworks * RECLAIM * Seed Sales * SoBerry Clean * Stonewall Farms * The Sustainability Project * Valley Green Journal * Wichland Woods * W.S. Badger *

More about the speakers:

Ecological Culture Design: A Holistic View
Dave Jacke is an internationally known Permaculturist and author of the award winning Edible Forest Gardens. According to Jacke, "Few sane, aware and knowledgeable people would argue that our current culture is ecologically sustainable. Clearly we face an urgent need to redesign the ways we live, work and play or risk the worst. If we are to create ecological and egalitarian societies, we must move beyond the traditional environmentalist focus on resource management and technological solutions. Ecologically speaking, culture is the primary adaptive mechanism of the species Homo sapiens, and it is culture, as a whole system, that we must redesign." The presentation will provide a framework for discussion and design practice. Jacke, proprietor of Dynamics Ecological Design, has been a student of ecology and design since the 1970s and designing gardens, homes, farms, and communities throughout the U.S. and overseas since 1984. In his teaching and his design work, Jacke explores the interrelationships between people and land as interpenetrating whole systems, grounding his vision and theory in practical and concrete reality.

Visualization: "The Art and Practice of Imagining with a purpose"
with Bill Whyte. Whether you are working on a personal plan for living a healthier lifestyle, designing a house, planning a garden or writing a business plan, visualization can be a powerful aid in developing a successful plan. Consider this workshop a brief space and time for you to create a "visualization mandala" on paper - a piece of "spirit art" that you can use as a daily reminder, mentor, guide and friend. Bring some colored pencils if you can! Bill is founder and CEO of the W.S. Badger Company in Gilsum.

Seed Celebration Raffle Items

#1 2-book set from Achille Agway
#2 Brewtopia Local Brew & $15 gift card & Life is Sweet $10 gift card
#3 Colonial Theater 2 tickets to Momix: Botanica, Friday, May 2nd 8pm
#4 Edible Arrangements $50 gift card
#5 Necklace from Hannah Grimes
#6 Horse & Buggy Feeds seed gift basket (Flower collection)
#7 Horse & Buggy Feeds seed gift basket (Veggie collection)
#8 Indian King Framery $25 gift card
#9 Knitting Knook Goddess Shawl kit
#10 RECLAIM printed t-shirt
#11 Miller Bros. Newton $30 gift card
#12 WS Badger gift bag
#13 Athen's Pizza $20 Gift Card
#14 1 pound of Sawyer's Artisinal Cheese (2 winners)
#15 Solar Sisters 1-hour house concert
#16 Stonewall Farm family membership
#17 Toadstool Bookshop $25 gift card
#18 Tracie's CSA $10 gift card & Lindy's $10 gift card (2 winners)
#19 Wichland Woods Mushroom Medley
#20 Wichland Woods Shiitake Mushroom Spawn Plugs
#21 Works Bakery Cafe $25 gift card
#22 Ira Gavrin Photography 'Dill as Starburst' print
#23 Ira Gavrin Photography 'Great Blue Juvenile' print
#24 Beez Kneez gardener's gift set
#25 Miranda's on Main $25 gift card
#26 In the Company of Flowers $50 gift card
#27 Solar Oven from Green Energy Options
#28 Blueberry Fields $25 gift cards (4 winners)
#29 Margaritas $25 gift card
#30 Sterling Studios Yoga $60 gift card
#31 Anderson the Florist $30 gift card
#32 SoBerry Clean 16 oz. of soapberries
#33-37 Skot Jervis Prints


The Sustainability Project
P.O. Box 311, 26 Emerson Brook Drive, Gilsum, NH 03448, (603) 209-7272
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