What we're about

The Central New Hampshire Permaculture Meetup Group is dedicated to creating real, face-to-face community, as well as an online calendar of events and Permaculture information & discussions.

Permaculture is the practice and theory that builds permanent agricultural and human systems based on patterns in nature. Through permaculture, we learn essential skills that help us design a way of life that is in harmony with the natural world, including:


organic, regenerative farming & gardening


soil & environmental health

local foods & cooking

renewable energy

understanding peak oil and the transition movement

developing a sense of place


living in connection with the nature

This group offers a variety of workshops and learning opportunities such as:

educational speakers

permaculture farm & garden tours

discussion and book study groups

hands on experiences

community garden building

green living

seed and plant swaps

social events, like our permaculture movie & local potluck nights

We welcome everyone, those who are experienced and those who are new!

Upcoming events (1)

Harvesting Rainwater - Let’s Build Rain Barrels

269 Concord Stage Rd


“Harvesting rainwater was once a worldwide technology, but was replaced by pipes, canals, and sprinklers, an inefficient and wasteful strategy that results in running dry.” (Arty Mangan, Bioneers & Farming Program Director)

Rain barrels are just a small piece of the wise water use puzzle, but one that everyone can, and should, utilize. It not only helps the environment & your property, but can save you money. Sadly, a large majority of New Hampshire homes do not have any kind of rain water catchment. Let’s start changing that. In this workshop we will look at:
• The many benefits of using rainwater…not just for times of draught
• Options for design and placement (singles, series, open or closed top & even animal waterers)
• Tools and materials
• How to build
• Option to actually build & bring one home with you
This goes with Permaculture Principals #2 (Catch & Store Energy), #5 (Use & Value Renewable Resources & Services), and #9 (Use Small & Slow Solutions)

Meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 14th, at 269 Concord Stage Rd, Weare, NH. Meetup is limited to 15 participants in order for reasonable distancing to be possible. Masks are encouraged for those who are unvaccinated or otherwise at risk, but not required. Cost is $15 per person for the workshop plus materials cost if you wish to take a rain barrel home. You have to indicate ahead to reserve a barrel & I will post the additional cost. Still sourcing materials.

Pre Pay with the new "Pay Pal" account recently set up: e-mail funds to [masked] under Valerie Eaton-White. This is an exclusive account for the Meet-Up group. The funds are used to support the meetup, permaculture outreach, and meetup hosts/Presenters.

Host: Valerie White of Beaver Hollow Homestead
Valerie White is a certified permaculture designer and instructor, herbal specialist, folk skills instructor and social sciences professor at NHT. She is the co-owner of Earthscapes of NH and Beaver Hollow Homestead in Weare, NH. Beaver Hollow is a haven for “at risk” plants, wild food and is an evolving permaculture site.

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