Are you ready for spring and chomping at the bit to get the garden started? Join Tin Mountain Conservation Center on Thursday, March 17th at 7pm to screen a video on sustainable gardening practices for New Hampshire. Josh Trought of D Acres will show the organization’s newly released video about permaculture gardening, and he will lead a discussion and Q&A session after on the concept and its application. Everyone is sure to pick up some new ideas for their own gardens!


Founded in 1997, D Acres is an educational resource for the community conducting research and teaching techniques and skills for sustainable living and small-scale organic farming. Through these efforts, the organization aims to improve the human relationship with the environment and display the farm and its practices as an exemplar of healthy living. In addition, the organization supports educational activities directed toward improving the quality of life of local residents and the larger community. 


Josh Trought is the Executive Director of D Acres, and he has served the organization for the past 10 years. During this time, he has developed and implemented the vision of D Acres, i.e., commitment to educating others about environmental stewardship of land/forests and working toward a framework of community-shared decision-making.  Josh’s commitment to social justice and sustainable living also has led to his ongoing efforts to share his knowledge and skill in underserved areas such as South America. 


Permaculture is an integrated and holistic study of sustainable design and implementation. Josh will air the organization’s new video shot over the course of four seasons and highlighting renewable energy, food preservation, animal husbandry, forest gardening, and more. Viewing time is approximately 40 minutes. Josh will be on hand to answer questions following the viewing.


Tin Mountain Nature Program Series is sponsored by L.L. Bean and Evenor Armington Fund. Donations of $3/person and $5/family are appreciated; members are free.