February 8, 2020

The garden of your dreams starts on Saturday, February 8th, with the 15th Annual Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship, 25 Roxbury Street, Keene, NH.

Come for the day, or just an hour, to celebrate the miracle of seeds and gardening with The Sustainability Project, now in its 20th year. Learn and network about all things green and growing. Get help planning your garden, stock up on seeds, and visit tables displaying sustainable local items and services. This year’s workshops focus on Seed Saving, Putting up the Harvest, Solar, and Creating Nature Inspired Community. Bring your children/grandchildren and friends for a joyful day of vision and hope for the ecosystem. There will be nature-based children’s activities throughout the day, a fantastic local business raffle and a lunchtime concert with the Solar Sisters. A café will feature hearty soups, stews and baked goods from local restaurants and kitchens, including Orchard Hill Breads, to nourish all. End the day with a joyful performance by Firebird Morris.

Suggested donation is $10 per person or $20 per family. No one turned away for lack of funds. Consider finding a niche at the Celebration by signing up to volunteer at the event. The Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair is sponsored by the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship, Green Energy Options, Savings Bank of Walpole, Tracie’s Community Farm, Monadnock Food Co-op, Gem Graphics, & W.S. Badger.

Schedule of Events

All Day:

The Caterpillar LabTile Making, Worms, Potting and other Activities for Children & Families, Seeds For Sale & Swap, Tablers, Displays, Networking, Music & Dance, Café, Silent Auction & Raffle.

8:30Doors Open
9:00 – 9:45Valerie Piedmont ‘Creating Nature Inspired Community’ – Hive Space
10:00 – 11:30Celeste Longacre ‘Preparing the Harvest’ – Conference room
10:00 – 11:30Lionel Chute ‘Be Here Now: Tools for Connecting with Ecological Reality’ – Colony Room
12:00 – 12:45Solar Sisters lunchtime Concert – Conference room
1:30 – 3:00Anna Turkle & Emma Rohleder ‘Seed Saving’ – Conference room
1:30 – 2:30Simon Gray ‘Solar 101’ – Colony Room
3:15Last Call for Raffle and Silent Auction high bidders announced
3:30 – 4:00Firebird Morris – Hive Space
4:00Raffle Drawing

Come visit these tablers:

This year’s sponsors include:

Green Energy Options
Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship
Savings Bank of Walpole
Tracies’s Community Farm
W.S. Badger
Gem Graphics
Monadnock Food Coop

Fedco Seed Orders

Still looking to order seeds? The Sustainability Project will be placing a final FEDCO order after the Seed Celebration. By placing your FEDCO seed order through The Sustainability Project, you save on shipping charges and help support our Annual Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair and our Emerson Brook Forest Center’s trails and perennial gardens. We choose FEDCO seeds because they offer a large selection of organic, heirloom, and open pollinated varieties. You can stop by Green Energy Options, Keene for a paper catalog or go online to www.fedcoseeds.com.

All orders must be dropped off at the Seed Celebration on Saturday, February 8th or emailed to Lenoir at lenoir@emersonbrookforest.org by noon on Sunday, February 9th. Be sure to include product ID number, name, and quantity desired as well as your contact information. These orders are for seeds only, not Moose Tubers or Garden Supply. If you are hand-writing a form, please write neatly. We’ll notify you when your seeds are ready for pick up at Green Energy Options. Thank you for your support!