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Harvesting Our Heritage: The Stories Behind Keene’s Farming Past
September 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Farm Series Workshop—Harvesting Our Heritage Friday September 21
The Keene Heritage Commission is sponsoring the first in its Farm Series free workshops. Offering more than just history; this three-part series also gives you the present and future of farming in our region. Held in partnership with the Historical Society of Cheshire County, an evening of presentation and celebration is planned. Alan Rumrill, director of the HSCC, will present on the history of local farming and agriculture and its impact on today’s culture and landscape. Susie O’Dwyer will talk next about cheese-making on her farm in Harrisville. Lastly, Carl Majewski will provide an overview of agriculture in Cheshire County today, with a discussion of some of the issues and opportunities area farmers face. Carl has been with UNH Cooperative Extension since 2002, where he works as the county Field Specialist in Food and Agriculture.
Workshop to be held at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene, Friday September 21, 7 – 9 pm. Free and open to all, please register at http://keeneheritage.eventbrite.com/
The complete series includes two more workshops in 2019 on foods and products that have shaped Keene’s heritage and historic barn adaptive reuse and preservation. Financed in part with Federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.