Localvore scholarship available to students
The Monadnock Localvores are now accepting applications for 2018 as well as donations to the scholarship fund. For more information, to request application material, or to donate to the scholarship fund, contact the Cheshire County Conservation District at 603-756-2988, ext. 116, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due by March 31 and donations are accepted throughout the year.
During his lifetime, Jeff Smith, a former member of the Monadnock Localvore Steering Committee, was an enthusiastic supporter of sustainability and local agriculture. He firmly believed in the connection of all living things, and stressed the importance of working in harmony with the systems of the universe. Seeing himself as a "steward" instead of an "owner" of the land, he felt the earth was entrusted to us for safekeeping during our lifetimes, to be passed along intact to future generations.
With an eager and vibrant sense of life, his every activity was geared towards improving the lives of others and the environment through giving freely of his time and efforts. To keep alive that vision, the Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship Program was initiated in August 2009. The program's purpose is to send children to an area farm camp to discover the inherent rewards that come from cultivating with one's hands and heart.
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