Stories About This Place
Sunday, April 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a night of stories from people in our community talking about how the land has shaped them and they it. This year's speakers are Lita Judge, Lincoln Geiger, Eric Aldrich, Susie Spikol Faber, Hunter Carbee and Jamie Trowbridge. You are invited to bring a dessert to share; coffee, tea and cider will be provided. The event is free and open to all; we will gladly accept donations at the door to help defray the cost of the event. So we can plan accordingly, we encourage you to click here to register in advance.
Lita Judge is the award-winning author and illustrator of 22 fiction and nonfiction picture books including “Born in the Wild,” “Red Sled” and “Hoot and Peep.” Her book “One Thousand Tracings” won the International Reading Association Award and was an ALA Notable Book. Her book “Flight School” was adapted into an off-Broadway musical and is currently running in New York City and China. Judge’s first young adult novel will be published in America and abroad in 2018. She lives in Peterborough, N.H.
Lincoln Geiger grew up in rural Sweden and started farming in 1966. In 1979 he immigrated to Temple, N.H., where he started a small farm. In 1986, he cofounded the Temple Wilton Community Farm which helped imagine the idea of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in the United States. He is now the director and farmer/educator of The Gaia Institute in Wilton, N.H., which offers a wide range of skills and knowledge in farming, wilderness and nature immersion and manual arts. Geiger lives in Wilton, N.H.
Eric Aldrich combines journalism, photography and conservation for work and pleasure. Aldrich is a former reporter/columnist for the Keene Sentinel, spokesman and editor for the N.H. Fish and Game Department. Now in his second stint with The Nature Conservancy, he handles communications for the organization’s North America priority programs. In his spare time, Aldrich writes “The Bobcat’s Tail” column in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript and serves on the Hancock (N.H.) Fire Department in the town where he lives.
Susie Spikol Faber lives on a hillside orchard in Hancock, N.H., where her family grows organic apples, peaches and plums. She works as the community program director and as a naturalist for the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, N.H. In between raising a family, tending to the fruit trees and working, Spikol Faber is a writer and a runner, and loves to search for new additions to her impressive scat collection.
Hunter Carbee is a former logger, forester and forestry advocate who now works to procure biomass fuel, a form of renewable energy, to heat downtown Concord, N.H. His expertise as a logger and forester grew from a long career working for Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Forest Resource Consultants and N.H. Timberland Owners Association. His family owned and operated “Carbee’s Corner” store in the center of Greenfield, N.H., from the 1950s to 2009. Carbee has recently moved back to his family’s third-generation farm in Greenfield, N.H.
Jamie Trowbridge is the president of Yankee Publishing, which remains a family business 82 years after its founding by his grandparents. He grew up in Dublin, N.H., and now lives in Peterborough, N.H., with his family. Trowbridge serves on the boards of Monadnock Community Hospital and The MacDowell Colony. He loves to hike in any season and he is an avid skier.