Courtesy photo of Steve Whitman in Kenya.

MMRG will hold its 2017 Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 23 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Governor’s Inn in Rochester, NH. Following tradition, this festive occasion will start with a cocktail/social hour and silent auction, followed by a buffet dinner, award presentation, brief business meeting, update on MMRG conservation news, and a talk by NH’s renowned permaculture specialist, Steve Whitman.

Permaculture is a method that offers earth friendly, sustainable methods to support human needs in challenging environments. Steve is a certified Permaculture Designer and educator who creates and implements permaculture projects and develops academic permaculture programs. Steve has taught sustainable planning and permaculture methods world-wide: locally in in New Hampshire and as far away as Kenya. If you have attended a MMRG Community Visioning Session, you have heard Steve speak about the social benefits that emerge from thoughtful Conservation planning.

At the Annual Meeting, MMRG will present our “Conservationist of the Year” award to Fred Cann, landowner of Split Rock Conservation Area, just recently conserved! (For more about this project, see the front page article of our 2017 winter newsletter, to be published shortly!)

The Annual Dinner Meeting and Auction is one of our most popular events, so early registration is recommended! The per person cost for dinner and festivities is $35. Watch for your invitation in the mail or register early by sending your check along with the names of people in your party to MMRG, PO Box 191 Union, NH 03887.

MMRG thanks Norman Vetter Poured Concrete Foundations of Rochester for its generous business sponsorship of this event.