Inspiration from D Acres
D Acres of New Hampshire is a non-profit, farm-based service organization that promotes sustainability through practice, experimentation, tours, and community outreach. Not only do they live the life they teach, they also offer a number of training and workshop opportunities to educate others on the skills of organic farming and sustainability.
Founded in 1997, D Acres function as an educational center that researches, applies and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming. A few events held at the homestead include: dandelion wind making workshop, native bird watching, plant walks, composting workshops, northern forest tree identification seminars, watercolors painting, mycological landscaping, weeding and edible weeds, as well as recreational events including a movie night, open mic nights, potlucks, and yoga. Click here for a complete list of Workshops & Events.
Shown above the jump, from left to right:
- A salvaged window greenhouse
- Cordwood construction
- A solar panel powers a remote treehouse dwelling
- A chicken
- A Cobb oven
- Composting sewer system
- Nearly completed Greenhouse/Animal Husbandry building the first floor for goats and the second for chickens. 2 salvaged wood stoves were installed in the greenhouse to keep goats, chickens and plants warm.
- Adobe Bricks Drying
- Solar Oven
- Solar water heater
(Images: all photos used with permission from D Acres)