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Local Regenerative Farms
Here are some local regenerative (* several suggestions) farms – the others are likely to be organic at least. There are definitely more in NH, but these are close to Peterborough.
This list will be edited, as we learn more.
What makes a farm regenerative? Certainly constant regeneration of the land, using methods that include all of the following.
- No tilling
- Use of cover crops (no land is ever bare)
- Organic seeds and methods
- Crop rotation/diversity
- Having animals as part of the farming loop
Ten Talents at La Bergerie Dumas Greenfield 420 Slip Rd. 03047
Farwell Farm Harrisville 97 Macveagh Rd 03450
Stonewall Farm * 1 Keene 242 Chesterfield Rd. 03431
Archway Farm Keene 183 Arch St 03431
Wilsom Farms of NH Inc Litchfield 144 Charles Bancroft Parkway 03052
Paradise Farm Lyndeborough 468 Center Rd 03082
Hungry Bear Farm * Mason 0 Reed Rd 03048
Holland Farm Milford 269 Osgoode Rd 03055
Partners Gardens*/ ** Nelson 49 Henderson Rd 03457
Good Vibes Homestead Peterborough 129 Old Bennington Rd 03458 (takes and uses compost)
Walpole Valley Farms Walpole 633 Wentworth Rd 03608
Ledge Top Farm */ ** Wilton 487 Lyndeborough Rd. 03086
Notes: * = regenerative
The unstarred farms do not appear to meet all criteria. They may use some regenerative methods but are not organic, they may be organic but have no animals, etc.
** = regularly at Peterborough Farmer’s Market
1=Avery hub for educ. and research
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The Green Sanctuary program, as defined by the UUA, provides a structure for congregations to examine their current environmental impacts and move toward more sustainable practices. The Peterborough Unitarian Universalist congregation achieved Green Sanctuary status in 2009, signifying that it has undertaken the process of reducing its carbon footprint through a series of actions and upgrades in its buildings and practices.
Peterborough Energy Action
The Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Congregation supports Peterborough Energy Action, which is a grassroots organization working with the community to transition Our Town — Peterborough, New Hampshire -- to 100% clean, affordable, renewable energy for all. Our aim is to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and 100% renewable total energy by 2050. Read more on the website: https://www.peterboroughenergyaction.org.
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