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Regional Discussion => The Shire => Topic started by: MTPorcupine3 on April 06, 2010, 06:32 PM NHFT

Title: Wilton: 1st Annual Spring Herb and Garden Conference, Saturday 2010.05.22
Post by: MTPorcupine3 on April 06, 2010, 06:32 PM NHFT
http://www.nofanh.org/nhhn/springconference (http://www.nofanh.org/nhhn/springconference)

This is an event of interest to anyone gardening or farming here in the Shire:
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Beautiful Earth: NOFA NHHN Spring Herb and Garden Conference

The Northeast Organic Farming Association New Hampshire Herbal Network (NOFA NHHN), is organizing the 1st Annual Spring Herb and Garden Conference, titled Beautiful Earth.  The daylong conference will be symbolic of the rebirth and renewal of Spring, in celebration of the plenty that blooms during this time of year and the outpouring of natural resources that suddenly become available after the long winter months.   
                                                             
The Beautiful Earth: NOFA NHHN Spring Herb and Garden Conference will be held at the prestigious Pine Hill Waldorf School in Wilton, NH under the splendor of the Monadnock Mountains.  Registration information can be found on our website at www.nofanh.org (http://www.nofanh.org). 

The conference will feature some of New Hampshire’s top herbalists, gardeners, farmers, retailers, crafters, artisans and trades people who support organic growing methods, ecologically friendly products, local food, sustainable agriculture, natural medicine, and community awareness.

The event will be geared toward the whole family and to all interest levels. There will be a nature-based activity and learning tent for children, a petting zoo, booksellers, natural toys, a garden walk, scavenger hunt, nature craft making, interactive children’s music and fairy face painting.  Participants will enjoy guided nature walks and learn how to identify plants in the wild. Workshops including herbal product making, healing with herbs, organic gardening, flower essences, permaculture, sustainable agriculture are on the agenda.  Prizes will be raffled throughout the day and there will be a Silent Auction table with many gift items donated by our Vendors and Sponsors. 

The Beautiful Earth Marketplace will have a regional organic farmers market with samples of local food, a plant sale and swap tent, eco-friendly household items, organic clothing, herbal products, soap and candles, jewelry, inspired art, and a whole lot more. There will be food service including standard fare, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. There will be a baked goods table where the public can donate their homemade goodies to sell. 

In support of New Hampshire businesses, herbalists, local farmers, organic food, sustainable agriculture and ecologically friendly products, this event promises to be both fun and educational.