Pasture and Hayfield Rejuvenation Workshop: April 22nd

Please join us for a hands-on workshop on improving hayfields and pastures! We will discuss challenges and solutions to common hayfield and pasture issues, demonstrate the use of specialty equipment, and more. Date, Time and Place: April 22nd, 2016, from 2pm-4pm, at the Clarke Farm, 134 Camp Lee Road, Epping NH. Topics: Strategies for hayfield and pasture rejuvenation Equipment that can be used to improve hayfields and pastures (including demonstrations) Weed Management Using the Yeoman’s Plow – The Keyline Strategy, RCPP – Financial Assistance for soil health and nutrient management practices Farmer Questions and Discussion Speakers: Daimon Meeh, Food & Agriculture Field Specialist,...

Our office has moved!

Strafford County Conservation District is now located with the UNH Cooperative Extension at the Strafford County Complex. It’s right around the corner from our previous location. It is in a brick building to the right of the Department of Corrections and left of the Riverside Rest Home- you’ll see the blue UNH sign, and that is where we are, we don’t have a sign up yet!

Building Healthy Soil Featuring the Yeoman’s Plow and Soil Aerator

The Hillsborough County Conservation District and Strafford County Conservation Districts are partnering to offer a workshop on Building Healthy Soil specifically looking at how it impacts pasture and grazing management techniques.  This is the third workshop in a series of three soil health educational opportunities for agricultural producers. (You don’t need to have attended the first two to attend this one!)  Please see attached flyer for complete details.  This event will be held on Wednesday, October 7th from 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM at Normanton Farm in Litchfield.  There is NO COST to attend, but pre-registration is required.  Please RSVP to...

Workshop: Keyline Soil Formation and Landscape Design, Featuring the Yeomans Plow, September 12th

September 12, 2015 from 12 pm to 4:30 pm in New Durham, NH This upcoming hands-on workshop is an exciting opportunity to learn about the keyline strategy and how it might help your farm. Including Keyline subsoiling and landscape design in your whole-farm management can help to improve soil health, increase yields, improve water infiltration and increase the depth of carbon-rich topsoil on your farm. The workshop will be led by by Vermont-based Abe Collins of Collins Grazing, LLC. SCCD will have a Yeomans plow available to rent, which is an implement that helps to break up deep soil compaction and improve...

Annual Fall Bulb Sale

Strafford County Conservation District is having its annual fall bulb sale! We are selling a variety of colorful and interesting flowers. Brighten up your garden, help out native pollinators, and contribute to a good cause!     Click on the links below for the order form, bulb descriptions, and color photos of the flowers. Bulb Sale Order Form Bulb Descriptions Bulb Pictures Orders are due on September 9, 2015 and the pick-up day will be October 5, 2015.

Composter and Rain Barrel Sale!

  Strafford County Conservation District is holding a fundraising sale, featuring rain barrels and composters! Orders are due by July 24th, and you can pick up your items August 3rd at the Rochester Fairgrounds (see details in the flyer). Download the order form here: Sale Flyer and Order Form

Silvopasture Workshop May 27th

The second workshop of a silvopasture workshop series will be held on May 27th, 4pm, at Steve Normanton’s grass-fed beef farm in Litchfield. The topic of the workshop is the use of pigs to clear understories and establish forage. For all of the details, Check out the flyer! If attending, please RSVP to info@straffordccd.org.