Three miles of trails have been cut and are newly blazed for enjoyment by the public. The trails can be accessed via Rocky Pond Road or Deacon Lane, Hollis or from the Beaver Brook Wildlife Pond on Route 130. There are scenic overlooks, small waterfalls, historic site of rattlesnake dens, plus beaver ponds, bobcat & porcupine dens.
New Beaver Brook maps reflecting the acquisition of this property and the additional trails will be out in 2013.
Sunday October 21 1-3 pm
Maple Hill Barn 117 Ridge Road Hollis NH
Free to the public.
The development of modern day agricultural practices and the introduction of innovative farm technology in the United States began in New England through the pioneering work of farmers who believed in the concept of “intelligent agriculture.” Battling the long held prejudice against what was called “book farming”, or the study of agriculture by reading books and subscribing to farm periodicals in addition to general farm experience, and by sharing information through membership in local farm clubs, men like Thomas Fessenden and Simon Brown, long time Editors of the New England Farmer, helped usher in a new philosophy and approach to farming. They believed that through education, an understanding of the elements of science, better made hand tools and machinery as well as the debunking of old notions such as planting by the moon, that farm productivity and a sound living could be made from agriculture. This program will look at these men, their farm practices, their publications and the tools and equipment they use to change farming in New England in the 19th century.
Biography on John H. Ott
John H. Ott is the former Executive Director of the Scottish Rite Masonic National Heritage Museum and Library, Lexington, MA. The Museum became one of the most innovative museums dealing with exhibitions and research on American history and culture.
Work of 1000: The Clean-up of the Nashua River
May 2, 2012 6:30-8 pm
Hollis Brookline High School Auditorium.
Free. Donations accepted. Reception to follow.
One person can make a difference. “The Work of 1000″ tells the story of Marion Stoddart, who mobilized clean-up of one of America’s most polluted rivers – for herself, for her community, and for future generations – and, in doing so, became a citizen leader honored by the United Nations. This program, a 30-minute film complemented by a personal talk with Marion herself, provides a gripping profile of an ordinary citizen who realized her power to make a difference. Civic, educational, and professional organizations are using this program to build leadership skills and give people confidence that they can make a difference in crucial social issues. Co-Sponsored by Beaver Brook Association, Hollis Social Library and HBHS Green Club.