Upcoming events

Community Hike at Calhoun Family Forest

Saturday, February 24, from 10 a.m. to noon

Join neighbors and friends outside for a hike on the Porcupine Falls Trail at the Monadnock Conservancy's Calhoun Family Forest property located at the end of White Brook Road in Gilsum. Rick Brackett with the Conservancy will be along for the hike and fill you in on all the happenings on the property. Hot chocolate available after the hike. Please carpool as parking is limited.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy and Gilsum Community.
Location: John and Rosemarie Calhoun Family Forest, White Brook Road, Gilsum, N.H.
Contact: Email Rick Brackett or call 603-357-0600, ext. 105.

Natural Communities Workshop

Thursday, March 8 (snow date: March 22), from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

What is a “natural community”? Please join us to learn the answer to this question -- and more, as part of an introductory presentation on natural communities. Natural communities are “recurring assemblages of plants and associated animals found in particular physical environments.” Come and learn about the characteristics that distinguish different communities in our region, threats to sustaining certain communities on the landscape, and questions to consider when managing your own land. Amy Lamb, ecological information specialist for the New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau, is leading this free indoor presentation. And then, later in the spring, go on a guided hike with NHNHB to practice identifying a few of our region’s natural communities (location and date TBD).

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy and New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau.
Location: Shieling Forest, Old Street Road, Peterborough, N.H.
Contact: Email Rebecca DiGirolomo or call 603-357-0600, ext. 104.

Navigating Your Farm’s Future: The Basics of Farm Transfer Planning

Tuesday, March 20 (snow date: March 21), from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Wondering how to transfer your farm to the next generation? Or are you an incoming farmer hoping to take over an existing farm? If so, this FREE interactive workshop is for YOU! We will walk you through the basics of planning a farm transfer, including financial and legal considerations, resources for finding a new farmer or securing land, and conservation options for your farm. Participation from both exiting and incoming farmers is encouraged. Workshop includes a full pancake breakfast for lunch. Pre-registration is required as space is limited; please register online by March 16.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, Cheshire County Conservation District, and Land For Good.
Location: Stuart & John’s Sugar House Restaurant, 31 Route 63, Westmoreland, N.H.
Contact: Email Stacy Cibula or call 603-357-060, ext. 106.