The NCO, Music Director David Feltner and soloist Linda True Stromski, brighten a bleak February with a magical musical journey, on the 24th in Nashua and the 25th in Milford.
The Friends of the Amherst Town Library is excited to present “All That Glass” exhibit featuring colorful artwork of New Hampshire glass artists January 17th – February 28th.
Evening Program, March 1
Plants in Our National Parks
AMHERST – The Amherst Garden Club is pleased to offer an encore presentation by Amherst resident and adventurer Steve Farrar during the evening program on March 1st.
In case you missed his presentation in February, (or want to see it again!), Steve will take us on a whirlwind pictorial tour to let us see how gorgeous the plant life is at these parks. Steve has extensively explored almost all the National Parks in the United States and his passion for our Parks is infectious.
The meeting will take place at 7:00 pm at Parkhurst Place, 11 Veterans Road, Amherst, NH. The public is welcome to attend with no fee.
Weather Note: If Amherst schools are cancelled due to weather, the club’s Daytime Meeting will also be cancelled. If schools are only delayed, the Daytime meeting will be held as scheduled.
Morning Program, March 1
Amherst Garden Club to Host Farmer Tom Mitchell
AMHERST – On Thursday, March 1, 2018, the Amherst Garden Club will welcome farmer Tom Mitchell. Tom owns Ledge Top Farm in Wilton, where he has been growing chemical-free vegetables and small fruit for 40 years. Formerly a biology teacher at Milford High School, Tom’s knowledge of genetics and plant life provided a good background for success in farming.
Along with running Ledge Top Farm, Tom once farmed the land that is now the Stearns-Davis Community Garden in Amherst. He can still be found there, supporting the community garden with his labor and expertise.
Next door to Ledge Top Farm is another of Tom’s endeavors: Four Seasons Aquaponics, which he and a business partner started in 2015. Aquaponics combines “aquaculture” (raising fish) and “hydroponics” (soil-less gardening). This innovative approach to growing plants and fish together in one integrated system enables Tom to produce fresh leafy greens and herbs year-round in his greenhouse.
Tom’s presentation will cover the history of Ledge Top Farm and Four Seasons Aquaponics, including the organic growing methods he uses. As a member of Certified Naturally Grown, he is committed to organic farming.
After the presentation, we’ll raffle off a Ledge Top Farm CSA membership valued at $100. The winner will enjoy fresh, seasonal vegetables from Ledge Top Farm in 2018. There may also be produce from the aquaponics greenhouse for sale at the meeting, depending on what Tom has available at the time.
The meeting will take place at 9:15 am at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 303 Route 101, Amherst. Following the business meeting and refreshments, the program will begin at 10:30. The public is welcome to attend with no fee.