Specialty Crop Tool and Equipment Workshops in New Hampshire

Harvesting Honey and Winter Hive Management on Sunday, August 17th, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at NH Honeybee, 138A Alstead Hill Road in Gilsum, NH. This workshop will focus on the fall honey harvest and successful methods for overwintering honeybee colonies in backyard or commercial apiaries. Join beekeeper and owner of The New Hampshire Honey Bee, John Solomonides as he leads a discussion on techniques for extracting honey and winter hive management. Registration fee $10. Register online at https://nofanh.org/nofa-event/honeybees-harvesting-honey-winter-hive-management/

Self-Care and Ergonomics for Farmers on Sunday, August 24th, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at Nubanusit Neighborhood and Farm at 25 Steele Road, Peterborough, NH. Join Lydia Sivel-Irons, aka. “The Flexible Farmer”, as she stretches out in a workshop on protecting your working body, injury prevention and body mechanics for farmers.  Information will include proper body ergonomics for hand and tractor scale.  So gather your apprentices for an afternoon of understanding efficient movements for lifting hay bales, weeding crops, riding a tractor, and other common farm tasks. Registration fee $10. Register online at https://nofanh.org/nofa-event/nofa-nh-protecting-body-self-care-ergonomics-farmers/.
Draft Power for Specialty Crops on Sunday, September 7th, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Hillside Springs Farm & CSA Garden, 32 Comerford Road, Westmoreland NH.  Join Kim Peavey and Frank Hunter and their horses for an afternoon of exploring the art and science of draft power and equipment for growing specialty crops.  Participants will have hands-on experience of working the team and hooking up various implements, so bring your boots!  Registration fee $10.  Register online at https://nofanh.org/nofa-event/draft-power-equipment-specialty-crop-growers/.

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