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Family Gardening Series #5: Harvesting and Putting Your Garden to Bed
It’s time to harvest our garden and put it to bed for the winter. Come help us dig up potatoes, pick tomatoes, find some squash, and harvest anything else we can find in our raised bed garden. We will talk about how to tell when things are ready to be picked and when they still need time to mature. We will also talk about putting your gardens to bed for the winter while still helping wildlife. We will help you prepare your garden so it is healthy and ready for planting in the spring. Families will take home produce from the garden and seeds for next year. Several of our young chickens will join us for a visit. COST: $5 per family to cover the cost of supplies. The fee needs to be paid ahead of time and is not refundable. Space is limited to 10 families so sign up soon! Join Leslie Stevens, UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener and urban farmer, for a family oriented organic gardening and ecology series at The Urban Forestry Center (UFC). Cosponsored by Seacoast Permaculture & the UFC, the series will focus on growing food sustainably and learning how to care for our natural environment. Classes are hands-on and appropriate for children ages 5 (kindergarten) and up. Children should always be accompanied by an adult. The classes are also appropriate for adults and the material is easily accessible to all. Each class will feature time in the garden or on the Urban Forestry Center’s 180 acres learning about a specific topic. Resource information will be provided during each class and chickens or bunnies from Leslie’s urban farm, Sidewalk Farms, will be joining the class.

The Urban Forestry Center

45 Elwyn Road · Portsmouth, NH


What we're about

Permaculture aims to regenerate healthy, productive landscapes and communities by consciously applying ecological principles to the design of human habitats. It is a theory, a mindset, and a lens for looking at the world in order to create a sustainable and just planet for all. Permaculture’s three ethics - Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share - and its twelve principles are used to design systems that create and foster healthy relationships. Through this discipline, each of us can take greater responsibility for ourselves and our world by developing life skills for sustainable living to become active participants and producers.

“Permaculture gives us a toolkit for moving from a culture of fear and scarcity to one of love and abundance.” -Toby Hemenway (permaculturist & author)

What we do: We build community, share ideas and learn how to move forward mindfully and in tune with the ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share. Through the Seacoast NH Permaculture Meetup and other partner organizations we bring people together by offering workshops, speakers, movies, discussions, swaps, potluck meals and other events.

"We don't know what details of a truly sustainable future are going to be like, but we need options, we need people experimenting in all kinds of ways and permaculturists are one of the critical gangs that are doing that." -Dr. David Suzuki (geneticist, broadcaster, environmentalist)

Our mission: Seacoast NH Permaculture Group empowers individuals and communities to work together to create resiliency through the use of Permaculture in the NH seacoast area and beyond. We inspire and teach each other by sharing skills, knowledge, and regenerative practices, nurturing our connections and celebrating our work.

“You cannot save the land apart from the people or the people apart from the land.” -Wendell Berry (farmer, environmentalist, author)

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