Community

Blue Moon has been a vibrant part of the Seacoast community for over fifteen years. We host and participate in a wide array of events in the community. Please check this page for upcoming events.

 

Up Coming FREE Lectures & Events,

April 21-24

Earthiversary 2015

Blue Moon Evolution​ is ringing in our 20th anniversary!  Join us to celebration this occasion and honor the earth with a week chocked full of free lectures open to the public, Exeter river clean-up, a chance to meet your local farmers, and bee documentary showing!  Walk away with some goodies, fresh knowledge, and an uplifting start to your spring season.  We can't wait to see you!

 

Permaculture for the Home Gardener with Amelia Curtis

Tuesday, April 21st at 7pm, FREE

Learn how to mindfully plan your home or community garden in an ecologically fit way, build soils through sheet mulching, and more, free of cost.

Permaculture is a whole-systems design based on careful observation of the existing environment that intentionally brings together all elements (plants, people, animals, water, sun, weather, etc)  in a harmonious system where they are placed thoughtfully and intentionally on a landscape in order to create a self sustaining ecosystem. Often people say, permaculture that we are working with vs against nature, but really, I believe, that we are nature working.

This workshop will help lay out foundations to create permanent systems in your vegetable & flower gardens, or even just your landscape. It will discuss topics including the basics of designing and laying out your garden, (on the home scale or even just in a community garden plot,) sheet mulching to build up your soil & garden beds, companion planting to build mutually beneficial relationships between the plants in your garden, and natural methods of maintenance.

Amelia Curtis Bio: Growing up as a seacoast native, Amelia Curtis was fascinated by the local environment and its ecosystems. She now works as a certified permaculture designer and educator, teaching workshops and courses and is entering her third season of managing a one acre permaculture garden she designed for Blue Moon Evolution. You can also find her behind the bar at the restaurant crafting garden inspired cocktails, tending to her back yard honey bees, or preserving her gardens harvest.

 

Earth Day Riverwalk & Downtown Clean Up!

Wednesday, April 22nd at 9am

Fill a bag!  Join us Wednesday, April 22nd to clean up our town!  Meet at Blue Moon Evolution at 9am as we walk the river’s edge.  We will round back to the Moon for refreshments at 11:00.  If you can’t make the group effort, pick up an Earth Day bag and drop off at Blue Moon on 4/22.

Also, visit our annual Farmer’s Dinner at 5pm to meet your local farmers and explore the full-circle farm to table movement!

 

Permaculture Ethics and Beneficial Plant Pairings with Lauren Chase-Rowell & Sam Schreier

Thursday, April 23rd at 7pm, FREE

Sam’s research and education in permaculture have led him into the deeper ethical and philosophical concerns surrounding our world, and how permaculture fits into the solution for today’s local and global problems.   Lauren, with over 25 years of experience as a leader in earth-centered living and design, will guide us in the ethical and practical application of permaculture.

Lauren Chase-Rowell Bio: Lauren is a 30-year inhabitant of the permaculture ‘farmstead’, Dalton’s Pasture, in Nottingham, NH. She is a certified NH Landscape Professional (NHCLP), and a certified permaculture designer and educator. Lauren has been practicing and teaching ecological landscape design and horticulture for over 25 years, at UNH and NH community colleges. She holds degrees in Entomology, Landscape Horticulture Technology, and a Masters in Education, Integrating the Arts through the Lens of Ecology. As an educator, her classroom teaching is informed by 35 years of experience in regenerative food growing trials and tribulations, as well as the importance of NH biodiversity in local, resilient landscape settings. Lauren embraces the ethical and practical application of permaculture as a leader in earth-centered living and design, while simultaneously integrating contemplative practices into her holistic teaching-style. She is the co-author of four publications on ecological landscape design and practice, has been featured twice on NH’s Chronicle for her ecological approach to earth-friendly, life-style choices with the careful use of resources, and was filmed by Orchard Revolution for the importance of growing healthy food. She is owner of Outdoor Rooms Permaculture Landscape Design Services.

Sam Schreier Bio: Sam is a permaculture innovator and designer. He first studied permaculture with Geoff Lawton, and later under Lauren Chase Rowell, with whom he also earned his Natural Resource Stewardship. Along with his wife, Erin, Sam owns and operates Inheritance Farm in Chichester. Sam’s passion is in innovative design and invention for permaculture solutions in alternative energy, water capture, and plant/animal systems. Sam is a co-organizer of the Central New Hampshire Permaculture Meetup group. He has hosted several workshops on his farm in keeping with the farm mission to educate and build community, and Inheritance Farm will be the host site for Permaculture Day 2015

 

Planting for You & the Bees with Karen Eaton

Friday, April 24th at 7pm, FREE

Tune into the buzz on bee populations and bee synergy in your garden. Join us and you’ll receive 10 things you can do to attract bees to your garden with Karen Eaton from Trees for Bees NH Project, at 7:00p.m. followed by a showing of the bee documentary "Queen of the Sun", free of cost.

Join Karen Eaton as she delves into the ecology of bees and what they are telling us about our environment.  She will guide us as to plantings we can have in our home garden that will support the bee population and share 10 things you can do right in your own back yard.  Take home some seeds for bees, and stay for a showing of bee documentary “Queen of the Sun.”

Karen Eaton Bio: Karen has initiated the “Trees for Bees NH Project” sponsored by the New Hampshire Beekeepers Association.  The work of the Trees for Bees NH research and funding program aims to contribute to restoring pollinator food resources by funding and orchestrating the planting of shrubs, and trees with superior nectar and pollen resource to nourish honey bees in community gardens as well as public lands in the State of New Hampshire. To support UNH Co-opporative Extensions Field Specialists and Master Gardeners, and Audubon Centers conserving and/or creating pollinator habitat to promote the health of pollinators. Contact Karen Eaton at 483-8370 or karenlarryeaton@comcast.net


 

Up Coming Dig In Classes & Workshops

Dig In Spring Session

Starts Wednesday, April 8th Above Blue Moon Evolution

kath and traceyOur spring program, which runs from April 8 through June 3, is loaded with strategies and recipes that fuel your body, clear your mind, and lighten your load! Kath and Tracey will guide you, teach you, and motivate you to clarify your goals and be more present and mindful about what you eat.  We want to help you get more creative in the kitchen and find out how great you can feel!

   » Click here for more information and to register 

Dig In is located above Blue Moon Evolution and is co-founded by Blue Moon Evolution Owner, Kath Gallant, and Health, Nutrition and Wellness Coach, Tracey Miller.  » Click here for more info