North Country Sustainability Center, Inc.

Rating: 4.82 stars   11 reviews

Issues:

Location: PO Box 914 Ashburnham MA 01430 USA

Mission: to develop and promote the environmental, economic and cultural well being of North Central Massachusetts through education, building community, promoting traditional knowledge and re-purposing existing resources.”
Results: In less than 2 years we have taken the seed of an idea and formed it formally, started offering programs, and leased a retired school building to begin operations.
Target demographics: families, farmers and residents of Central New England
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1000 in our first year
Geographic areas served: Central Massachusetts, Southern Vermont, New Hampshire and Northern Rhode Island
Programs: The Porch - a crafters outlet The Farmers Porch - a farmer's market outlet The SchoolHouse Gallery - an artist-run exhibit gallery Classes in Goat-keeping, Soapmaking, Crafting Holiday and Arts Fairs
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a fantastic resource in any community! The Farmer's Market is great with lots of fresh fruit, veggies, eggs, and meats... and also baked goods, lots of local artisans and crafters! A wonderful way to explore fresh and local grown, and support local small businesses/artisans as well!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Up until a year ago, I had never given much thought to sustainability. Our PTA was lucky enough to have Pat Stewart come speak to us about this great idea she had for starting the NCSC. I've had the pleasure of buying local farm fresh eggs, veggies, honey, breads/pastries and more at their Indoor Farmers Market. I took their Chicken Raising class this winter and came to the conclusion that, YES, I can do this. There is something for everyone at the Center, even a vintage clothing boutique. This is definately the story of "The Little Engine That Could".

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The first of it's kind in the Monadnock area of MA (upper central MA), this non-profit seeks to educate people on the benefits of using sustainability practices. It also brings the community together by forming groups and guilds as no other non-profit in the area has done thus far. With a wide range of services the NCSC provides, I truely hope this non-profit succeeds far into the future.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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