NEW HAMPSHIRE
Pemigawassett River Watershed

D Acres
Streeter Woods Rd, Dorchester 603.786.2366
- Offers apprenticeship, internship, employment, workshops events and fine wooden crafts
- website: www.dacres.org
- Events include potlucks on solstices, equinox and full moons, and pancake breakfast open house the first sunday of every month

About Us:

D evelopment
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D Acres was founded in 1997. The mission of the organization is to function as an educational center that researches, applies and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming. Striving to improve the human relationship to the environment, the center functions as a demonstration farm to role model exemplars of healthy living. Sharing a communal living situation, individuals come to respect and share values of interdependence and love of nature. In addition, the organization supports educational activities directed toward improving the quality of life of residents and the larger community. Our intentions are to:

  • develop a farm system sustainable and suitable to this climate to act as a demonstration and experimental model;
  • increase consciousness about people’s impact on the environment by limiting our consumption of fossil fuels and other resources; reducing, reusing, recycling; as well as emphasizing local and onsite production and consumption;
  • develop skills as a group to problem solve, organize and pursue an agreed agenda;
  • interact with and contribute to the community at large providing goods, services and educational opportunities while representing the vision of the organization;
  • provide a training center for development of skills related to organic farming, forestry, landscaping, eco-friendly construction and cottage crafts;
  • and develop personal and group skills to improve economic viability through “cottage style” industry.

The name of the farm was created to respectfully acknowledge the gift of the land. Aunt e”D”ith and uncle “D”elbert moved to Dorchester in 1948. They provided a tradition of living and working with the land. Edith taught early American decorative painting and was an accomplished artist and crafter. Deb worked in blacksmithing, woodworking, animal husbandry and gardening for food.

D Acres aims to combine the benefits of tradition and technology to improve the health of the planet and its inhabitants



Dragonfly Farm

Webster, NH
Rainwater Catchment, Pasture Renovation, Edible Hedgerow, Integrated Farm: Goats, Sheep, Poultry
Site is an old orchard razed by a bulldozer, top soil gone in many spots, large rocks
Website: www.dragonflyfarm.net
We welcome visitors, volunteers, tours.


Down to Earth Farm
Rt. 116 Whitefield Rd.
Bethlehem, NH 03574
603.252.1036
Dan Webb

Small farm on 6.3 acres
- No-till gardens
- Natural passive season extenders
- Humanure Composting Toilet
- Pond w/ ducks and geese.
- Pigs and Chickens

Developing:
- Passive earth-bermed bio-shelter
- Food Forest
- Aqua Culture
- Treehouses for Interns and Guests

Parker Street Permaculture ~ Plymouth, NH

This half acre residential lot features eight years worth of Permaculture projects that integrate the buildings and the land. The House features many energy conservation projects, no VOC finishes, low flow fixtures and composting toilet, solar hot water and many other features. The site also demonstrates lawn to garden conversion using no till practices, an edible forest garden, Timber frame greenhouse, chickens, rice production, and many other features.
Steve Whitman - steve@low-energy-future.com


Seacoast Permaculture Community
Location: Areas near the beautiful Atlantic and the University of New Hampshire, Durham
Contact person:Seven Rivers Yahoo group http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sevenrivers/
About us: New group formed during UNH Permaculture Design Course of May 2006, taught by Julia and Charles Yelton.
More permaculturists gathered in March 2007 for Dave Jacke's Permaculture Teacher certification course.

Results: We aim to keep the community growing and to remain connected to eachother and to other New Hampshire, New England groups.
We aim to spread the word "permaculture" and practice its priniciples with eachother.
We aim to create long-standing opportunities for permaculture education at the University of New Hampshire.

Ideas: Create a list serv to stay connected and informed about New Hampshire permaculture-related events.
Monthly potluck gatherings and collaborative work days/projects.
Propose to Northeast Organic Farmer's Association for Permaculture to become an umbrella group.
Organize workshops for community members and UNH professors on permaculture.
Wall displays in the Memorial union building about permaculture and other environmental groups.
more....?

Please join the Seven Rivers Yahoo group with more ideas, suggestions, events on how we can nurture a New Hampshire permaculture community!!!









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