Saturday, August 15
oin us for a social distant outdoor event. Please meet in the parking lot at D Acres at 5:30pm and be prepared for a group excursion. 6 foot distance and masks required.
Dr. MaryAnn McGarry, Endowed Abbott Professor of Environmental Studies in the Environment Science and Policy Program at Plymouth State University, teaches about Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing). She has led walks in Hokkaido, Japan; Sadhana Forest, India; the White Mountain National Forest; and Langdon Woods in Plymouth, NH in all seasons. Arrive by 5:30pm, bring bug spray and a hat, and wear comfortable walking shoes. The introduction; easy, short walk (we won’t be climbing any mountains); and follow-up sharing session will last no more than 45 minutes. All ages are encouraged to attend; but please note, most of the time, participants will be using their senses to make observations in the quietude of their own space. McGarry will share a template for recording notes about your experience and to use in future sessions; you are encouraged to engage in the activity as often as possible, ideally once a week, for your health and happiness. McGarry will provide a list of annotated, recommended resources and readings. Space is limited to no more than 10, please register in advance by contacting D Acres. If there is sufficient interest, a subsequent session can be scheduled. Donations of $10 are encouraged to benefit D’Acres’ which has been shut down during the spring, due to Covid. Go to: http://maryannmcgarry.plymouthcreate.net/naturally-poetic/forest-bathing-shinrin-yoku/; for a poem about Forest Bathing written by Mary Ann McGarry. 5:30-7:30pm
Sunday, August 16 - -
Mad Professors Mushrooms LLC is leading a mushroom foray near you! Cost: $15/person. Join the Mad Professor, Dr. Thomas Stoughton, as he takes you for a wild, educational ride through forest and field in search of edible wild mushrooms easily foraged from your own back woods. Learn how to identify both edible mushrooms and their potentially toxic lookalikes, as well as tips for properly documenting and identifying unknown fungi you encounter in future endeavors outside. Perhaps most importantly, learn proper methods for cooking various wild mushrooms as well as suggested recipes designed to highlight the unique flavors and textures of a wide variety of highly palatable wild mushrooms! Schedule: -August 9th, 9am—12pm & 2pm—5pm. Dorchester, NH (two separate tours, group size limit 10) -August 16th, 9am—12pm & 2pm—5pm. Dorchester, NH (two separate tours, group size limit 10) Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space!
Saturday, August 29 - -
Volunteers will work on various projects around the farm including fence building, moving manure, trail construction, food preservation, hauling brush, and gardening.
Lunch will be provided at 1pm for all volunteers.
Choice of projects is on a first come, first serve basis.
Please call to let us know you are coming: (603) 786-2366. 10am -4pm
Tuesday, September 15 - -
Wild Edibles at D Acres with Russ Cohen 1-4pm Rain date sept 16th
New England is home to more than 200 species of edible wild plants, many of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. Join wild edibles enthusiast Russ Cohen, author of the book Wild Plants I have Known…and Eaten, on a three-hour ramble in and around D Acres to learn about the comestible qualities of at least three dozen wild plant species. Pending favorable weather conditions, several edible wild mushroom species may be encountered as well. Keys to the identification of each species will be provided, along with info on edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods, along with general guidelines for safe and environmentally-responsible foraging.
Until his retirement in June of 2015, Russ Cohen’s “day job” was serving as the Rivers Advocate for the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration, where one of his areas of expertise was in riparian vegetation. Now Russ has more time to pursue his passionate avocation, which is connecting to nature via his taste buds, and teaching others how to do the same. Russ is now playing the role of “Johnny Appleseed” for edible native species. He has set up a small nursery (in Weston, MA) where he grows/keeps over 1,000 plants that he propagates from seed (some of which he collected himself), as well as obtained from other sources, such as the Native Plant Trust. He is then partnering with land trusts, cities and towns, schools and colleges, state and federal agencies, organic farms (including D Acres), tribal groups and others to plant plants from his nursery in appropriate places on their properties. Russ has initiated over two dozen such projects in the past five years.
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We are excited to announce the return of the Northeast Permaculture Convergence. Save the date and join us for this exciting regional event! www.northeastpermaculture.org
D Acres of New Hampshire is a not-for-profit Permaculture Farm and Educational Homestead located in Dorchester, NH. Read about our mission, our weekly meals, camping and lodging, and events and workshops.