DURHAM, N.H. – Spend an afternoon at Concord’s Dimond Hill Farm Sunday, June 2, 2013, at a farm day event to benefit NH Farm to School, a project of the University of New Hampshire Sustainability Institute that connects New Hampshire farms with local schools. The free event, from noon – 4 p.m., will feature music, food, and educational opportunities.
“What better way to celebrate spring and connect with local food and farmers than by spending a day on a working farm,” says Stacey Purslow, NH Farm to School coordinator.
Highlights of the day include a performance by Lakes Region singer/songwriter Don Watson and educational presentations addressing a range of agricultural topics from bees to soil to llamas. Food from The Soup Guy will be available for sale. While the farm day is free, NH Farm to School will accept donations; in addition, proceeds from a raffle and from sales of locally made ice cream will benefit the organization.
Dimond Hill Farm (http://www.dimondhillfarm.com/) is at 314 Hopkinton Rd., just a few miles from downtown Concord. In case of rain, activities will be moved inside the farm’s barn. Download a poster for more information about the farm day: http://www.nhfarmtoschool.org/sites/nhfarmtoschool.org/files/media/farm%20day_0.pdf.
Housed at the Sustainability Institute at UNH, NH Farm to School is a statewide program working to connect New Hampshire farms and schools. Such sustainable food systems work is a key component of the Sustainability Institute. Sustainability is a core value of UNH, shaping its culture, informing behavior, and guiding its work. As a nationally recognized leader, UNH draws on the Sustainability Institute to act as convener, cultivator and champion of sustainability on campus, in the state and region, and around the world. Learn more at www.nhfarmtoschool.org and www.sustainableunh.unh.edu.
The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 12,200 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students.