Archive for April 10th, 2009

The Backyard Farming Series at the Madbury Public Library

Friday, April 10th, 2009

“Community Supported Agriculture” April 22 at 7 p.m.Join Anne
Dickerson and Charlie Reid, from Madbury’s Osprey Cove Organic
Farm as they discuss organic farming, how to be part of a CSA and
answer your gardening questions.

“Bees: Getting started in backyard honeybee-keeping” April 29 at 7
p.m. Amy Antonucci has kept bees for five years and is the
vice-president of the Seacoast Beekeepers Association.  She will
tells all about honeybees, how to get and keep them, and she will
discuss products and services of hives.  The cost of raising bees,
in terms of time and money, will be part of the evening
discussion.

“From Seed to Farm stand” May 6 at 7 p.m. Jill Leavenworth has had
experience in creating a neighborhood community garden and will
share her results with you.  Her presentation will touch upon
canning, jelly making and salsa tips.  She will also share her
knowledge of edible flowers.

“Chickens in your backyard, eggs in the basket!” May 20 at 7 p.m.
Join Peter Leavenworth as he tells about chickens, pens, pests,
coops and costs.  His talk will be geared for startup operations.
Details and plans for several types of habitats will be available.

“Build a root cellar in your own basement”  May 27 at 7 p.m. Now
that you have all that produce where do you put it?  Craig Stephan
has created a root cellar in his home and will share with you all
the details you have to know in order to complete this project.

All are free and open to the public.  For more info contact the
Madbury Public Library, 9 Town Hall Road, Madbury, NH 03823,
603-743-1400, www.Madburylibrary.org