The New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station is excited to welcome our community of supporters back to the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses Open House. After two years of having to call off the event due to COVID precautions, there's much to showcase. Come greet the Spring with UNH!
On Saturday, April 2, 2022 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., come meet and learn from NH Agricultural Experiment Station scientists about the latest greenhouse research, discover new skills from UNH Cooperative Extension professionals and Master Gardeners, and tour the new $2.58 million greenhouse addition. The event is free and open to the public.
Additionally, visitors will have an opportunity to grab lunch prepared by the UNH Food Repurposing Project at the nearby Barton Hall teaching kitchens. The Food Repurposing Project is a joint effort between UNH and Gather, a Portsmouth-based food pantry, that seeks to convert unused food items from UNH dining halls into healthy, high-quality meals. The meals will be made available to everyone, with a suggested donation encouraged to support the Food Repurposing Project going forward.
For more information and updates about presenters and agenda, please https://colsa.unh.edu/2022openhouse. The UNH Greenhouse Open House is sponsored by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station and UNH Cooperative Extension.
The UNH Macfarlane Research Greenhouses are located off Main Street on the west end of Durham. Seminars will take place in Putnam Hall across the parking lot from the greenhouses. Parking on Saturday is free. Handicap parking spaces and short-term parking for plant pickup will be available near the main greenhouse entrance. The greenhouses are also served by Wildcat Transit’s shuttle service: https://www.unh.edu/transportation/wildcat-transit.
Since 1915, the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (UNH Extension) has improved people's lives by providing research-based information and non-formal education programs on topics important to the state. Through partnerships with county governments, UNH Extension offices staffed by specialists, educators, support personnel and volunteers are located in each of the state's 10 counties. By working in collaboration with county, state and federal governments, UNH Extension is at work in every New Hampshire county, making the state’s key industries stronger, developing vibrant communities and municipal leaders, fostering healthy families and an informed and engaged citizenry, and keeping the state’s natural resources healthy and productive.