Archive for April 7th, 2010

Kids Stories in the Woods, April 8, 15, and 22

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

You may not know it but April is National Gardening Month. What better way to celebrate than by participating in Stories in the Woods and learning about gardens with your kids!

Nature’s Wonders, 550 Brackett Road, Rye, is celebrating the month with this special class, held at 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on  April 8 and 15 and at 3:30 on April 22.

Join us as we read garden  stories and play in the dirt.  Get inspired to start your own family garden.  Gardening is good for our health, our families, and our community.  Children and families will get to take something home to start their own garden.

The class costs $10. Please preregister. You can call 603.436.6756 or email to register.

Workshop: Growing Mushrooms

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010


Here’s a roundup of three more workshops on growing mushrooms scheduled for the upcoming months, each offering differing levels of instruction:


Growing Mushrooms for Market:  A NOFA-NH Producer’s Workshop

Wichland Woods, Nelson, NH

Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $40 for NOFA-NH members, $50 for non-members


Join us as we spend the day learning about mushroom production, harvest, post-harvest handling and storage. In addition, David will discuss how to market and sell mushrooms at local farmers markets including packaging, storage and pricing. For more information >

Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation

New Eden Collaborative

First Parish Church, Newbury, MA

Saturday, May 15, 10 AM – Noon

Fee: $36 per person with on-line registration, $40 the day of the event


Would you like to know how to grow delicious mushrooms in your own backyard? Then join us for a hands-on mushroom cultivation workshop! Participants will inoculate hardwood logs with dowel spawn and learn how to care for their mushroom logs to promote several years of shiitake mushroom growth. Other varieties will be discussed along with appropriate wood to use for future adventures in fungi fun. Each participant will receive a log inoculated with Shiitake spawn to take home along with instructions and info on further learning resources. A limited number of inoculated logs will be available for an additional $25 each. Limited to 15 participants. Youths from age 12 to eighteen are welcome with an adult supervisor. For more information > 

Mushrooms in Your Backyard: Growing, Identifying and Using Culinary & Medicinal Mushrooms

NOFA-NH, Wichland Woods, Nelson, NH

Sunday, September 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $40 for NOFA-NH members, $50 for non-members


The August workshop scheduled quickly sold out and a second one has been added. For more information > 

Earth Day Event at the Children’s Museum in Dover

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

This year there are a ton of great events taking place in honor of Earth Day, see our calendar for some. One of those events is at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire on Thursday, April 22, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The museum’s goal is to help children “learn to be ‘Earth Heroes’ by finding out simple things they can do to reduce, reuse, and recycle.”

Some groups attending the event are Wentworth Gardens of Rollinsford, Red Worms for a Green Earth, UNH’s Kids Can Grow program, Cabot Creamery, and your very own Seacoast Eat Local. The day is sure to be a blast for kids of all ages!

To learn more, visit the Children’s Museum’s website.