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What if "Out of the Box" Is Just Finding What Fell Through the Cracks?

It’s so frustrating to see so many stories about people feeling hopeless, homes being lost, and buildings being vandalized.  The media, the people, and even the government calling for ways to make things better, and yet we sit. Here we have an idea that can light a candle for many people, locally and nationally, but it’s not “out of the box enough,” and too small scale for others to consider.

What if “outside of the box,” is not what hasn’t been invented yet, but those things we let…

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Added by Patricia Stewart on February 15, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

New Home, Next Step

North Country Sustainability Center, Inc. just agreed to lease a retired elementary school in Ashburnham, MA as our temporary home base. This will allow us to start offering programs, make local food and art pieces available for sale, and build the long term goal of creating a very exciting project.



What does NCSC do for anyone else?  Well, to start with, we're a regional operation, so we are open to working with and helping anyone who has a dream to start a small business that…

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Added by Patricia Stewart on November 16, 2011 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Are Dreams Dead? I Hope Not!

                With the news all full of frustration and anger, is it possible that a dream can still come true?

I hope so, because we have a unique chance to make it happen. But it will take a little help from a lot of people. 

                Since I started in the field of local food and environmental education I had an image of  reusing an old building to create a place where farms could sell their food, consumers could purchase high quality locally grown food and a…

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Added by Patricia Stewart on October 20, 2011 at 9:12pm — 1 Comment

NCSC is Official!

The North Country Sustainability Center, Inc. based in Ashburnham, MA was officially notified that we have been granted our 501c3 non profit status by the IRS!  Now we can start raising the money to purchase the old riding stable and furniture factory to build our sustainability center.



Lots of people thing this project is about "greening" the region, and to some aspect it is. I had a little girl tell me this spring that sustainability means "what we have to do to stay here."  I…

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Added by Patricia Stewart on July 6, 2011 at 7:31am — No Comments

Have You Met: Jerry Hebron?



This past summer, I decided I wanted to spend more time in Detroit doing some urban gardening. I called up the volunteer coordinator of the Greening of Detroit to find out about volunteer days and she sent me to the Oakland Community Garden on the north end of the city. There I met Jerry Hebron, who…

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Added by Cara Rosaen on March 28, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

North Country Sustainability Center is Official

NCSC, the North Country Sustainability Center is now an incorporated entity, one step away from formal tax exempt status. This is a very exciting time for all of us in MA and NH. Once we get this underway, we plan on buying the land and starting a commercial kitchen/arts center/ sustainable ag center with a whole lot more.

Please check out www.northcountrysustain.org, or check us out Facebook. We are a… Continue

Added by Patricia Stewart on November 30, 2010 at 9:18pm — 2 Comments

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