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The Insiders: Ending the separation between cows, state

If we had to guess, we’d presume New Hampshire’s farm-to-school program was simply a way for students to ride their favorite farm equipment to school and share classroom space with cows and goats. And teachers thought the lunchroom already looked like a zoo! Thankfully, though, we don’t have to guess: The program is a project of the University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute designed to connect New Hampshire farms with local schools.

Dimond Hill Farm at 314 Hopkinton Road is hosting a Farm Day today from noon to 4 p.m. to benefit the program. There will be music, food and educational opportunities, though we presume that won’t include a quiz at the end of the day.

If you’re like us and you’re already proud supporters of the farm-to-our-stomachs program, there’s this: Food from local caterer The Soup Guy will be available, and there will also be locally made ice cream. If you’d rather stretch your brain, there will be presentations on many topics, including llamas and bees, from professionals. Professional people, we mean, not professional llamas and bees.

Though the event is free, the food and ice cream will cost money, and donations to the program will also be accepted. There will also be a raffle to benefit the program.

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Did you know there’s a New Hampshire chapter of the American Guild of Organists? And that it trails only the Lollipop Guild on the national registry of super-awesome guilds? It also happens to be sponsoring a pipe organ concert by Jennifer McPherson and Katelyn Emerson this afternoon at 3 at the First Church of Christ Scientist at 33 School St. For a complete list of awesome guilds, simply write some names down!

(Email the Insiders at
theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

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