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NHTI Planning Community Workshops

Grant Received for Sustainable Agriculture Topics

CONCORD, NH – NHTI – Concord’s Community College is pleased to announce the receipt of $800 from Merrimack County Savings Bank to help fund the Sustainable Agriculture program in hosting a 6-part workshop series. The funding will be used specifically to provide workshop materials to participants, including resource materials, plants, and seeds.

The workshops will be offered from January 2022 – June 2022 and will cover a variety of topics such as: Pollinator-Friendly Planting, Native Plants and Climate Change, Invasive Species, Seed Saving, Over Wintering, Seed Starting, Native and Medicinal Dye Plants, and No-Till Farming. These topics have been identified as having broad appeal to those with little to no farming experience, as well as to those with more advanced knowledge but perhaps not on these specific topics.

Aimed at educating community members, the workshops will be a mix of in-person and online formats to try to accommodate a variety of schedules, as well as to keep public health and safety of all at the forefront. NHTI recently installed a hoop house for hands-on learning, which can be utilized for these workshops, weather permitting.  In addition, we have many classrooms that can be used simultaneously for in-person and virtual learning, as well as on-demand viewing at a later date by recording the workshops. We want to make these educational opportunities as accessible as possible to all that are interested.

NHTI’s Sustainable Agriculture program was established in 2017 and has an Associate Degree and Certificate pathway available for students to explore. The core of the program is to prepare those interested in the business and science behind running a small profitable farm and/or farm-based business in Northern New England with the skills and tools they need to be successful.

For more information on NHTI’s Sustainable Agriculture program contact program coordinator, Prof. Tracey Lesser, at tlesser@ccsnh.edu. To support this or other programs at NHTI, visit https://www.nhti.edu/about/donate/ or contact the director of Alumni and Development, Laura Scott, at lascott@ccsnh.edu.

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NHTI – Concord’s Community College  

NHTI is a dynamic public institution of higher learning that provides accessible, rigorous education for students, businesses, and the community. We create pathways for lifelong learning, career advancement, and civic engagement, offering 80+ academic programs to 4,600+ students annually. NHTI is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire and since 1969 has been accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, a nongovernmental, nationally recognized accrediting agency.

Press Contact  Amy Proctor | 603-230-4001 | aproctor@ccsnh.edu

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