About Our Webinars
We started our webinars in 2018 as a new way for network partners to connect with us and others in New Hampshire working on issues that affect the food system. Most of our webinars are cost-free and open to anyone intersted in joining us, and we feature different presenters and topics each month! This year, we are hosting the monthly webinar series to:
Highlight the diversity of food system work happening throughout New Hampshire;
Connect network partners across the state and across food system sectors;
Create space for sharing updates, asking questions, and promoting upcoming events;
Share knowledge and resources; and
Build stronger relationships throughout the network
May 23, 12:00 - 1:00PM
"Indigenous New Hampshire Food Ways & History"
The Indigenous NH Collaborative Collective is a collaboration between the University of New Hampshire’s Anthropology Department, Paul and Denise Pouliot of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook Abenaki People, historians, students and archeologists. This long-term project intends to reframe New Hampshire’s history from an Indigenous perspective. In this webinar, hear from leaders of the collective about current projects and the story map, learn about Indigenous Food Ways from Paul Pouliot and a school garden project that integrates Indigenous food and history.
June 11, 12:00 - 1:00PM
"The Creation of Local Agrarian Commons"
In the next two decades alone, it's estimated that across the US, over 400 million acres of farmland will change ownership. The Agrarian Trust is a nonprofit organization that works tirelessly to ensure that tomorrow's farmers have access to this land, and that the opportunities to farm remain economically viable.
Ian McSweeney, Director of the Agrarian Trust, will talk about their exciting new project to create a local Agrarian Commons. The Agrarian Commons will purchase farmland and enter into fair long-term leases with new farmers, while protecting the land with easements and restrictions supporting ecologically restorative agricultural practices. A NH farmer himself, Ian understands the challenges of land ownership and has also previously served as the Executive Director of the Russell Foundation. Join this webinar to learn more about the work of the Agrarian Trust, and what our network can do to help support the Agrarian Commons!