Cultivating Fertile Soil, Generating Resilient Communities

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The Natural and Cultural History of Soil is designed to connect people, ideas, and the land. This series is sponsored by the Cheshire County Conservation District as part of its mission of working with the farming community to improve management practices that enhance soil viability, and educating the public about why soil health is critical for a healthy food system. The project, supported in part by a NH Humanities Community Project Grant and in partnership with Keene State College, features two books on soil by scientist and MacArthur Fellow, Dr. David R. Montgomery. The books will be available for lending at the Keene Public Library (no card needed) and the Walpole Conservation District office. Events include:

October 3, 6:00 pm –  Film screening of Dirt! The Movie and facilitated discussion by Keene State College professor Dr. Mark C. Long. Stonewall Farm, 242 Chesterfield Rd., Keene. RSVP:

October 19, 6:00 pm – Panel and roundtable discussion of Dr. David Montgomery’s book Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations and Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, facilitated by Dr. Mark C. Long. Stonewall Farm, Keene. RSVP:

November 3, 11:00 am – A talk by David Montgomery, author of Growing a Revolution, Keene State College Alumni Center, Centennial Hall at the Alumni Center. RSVP:

For more information, contact Amanda J.C. Littleton at 756-2988 or visit