The Sustainability Project
Emerson Brook Forest Center
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The Sustainability Project

Music & Art in the Forest Open House Request For Artists

Sunday, October 1st from 11-3

Looking for a place to create a statement of your kinship with the natural world? The Sustainability Project invites musicians, visual artists, environmental educators, & nature enthusiasts to join us in expressing their love of nature. There will be space for 18 art installations or activities at the Emerson Brook Forest Center in Gilsum, NH. Ideally installations will be set up by Saturday, September 30th. All exhibits will be showcased to the public during the "Music and Art in the Forest Open House Celebration" on Sunday, October 1st from 11 am - 3pm. Musicians interested in performing the day of the event are also invited to contact the organization. For more information or to register please call Valerie Piedmont 603-209-7272 or Lenoir McDougal 603-439-7108 or email There's something magical that happens when human and nature work together to create art!

Event Calendar

Nature and Forest Walk with Choreographer, Dianne Eno
Saturday, September 30th, 9-3
57 Emerson Brook Dr. Gilsum, NH
Participation is limited to 12 people, registration is a must! Registration must happen by phone or email.

More about the experience:

Dianne Eno, soon to be certified as a Nature and Forest Therapist, will offer a free Nature Therapy walk in the Emerson Brook Forest, Gilsum, on September 30th beginning at 9:00 am. While hiking is often destination-oriented and strenuously-paced, the Nature Therapy walk (aka Shinrin Yoku, Japanese "forest-bathing") emphasizes letting go of a hurried pace. Ms. Eno will lead a carefully-structured experience that aims to reintroduce participants to the magical forest landscape.

The walk, lasting 2-2.5 hours, is limited to 12 participants. To register for this unique nature experience, please contact The Sustainability Project by September 27th. Ms. Eno, founder and artistic director of Dianne Eno/Fusion DanceWorks, presents original nature and Native American inspired modern dance works. Internationally known, Ms. Eno often stages her dances in unlikely places in the out-of-doors. She and her company have performed an innovative brand of dance on Mount Monadnock and other summits, in rivers and streams, in forests and along the rugged and rocky coastline of Maine.

National Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 30th, 9-3
57 Emerson Brook Dr. Gilsum, NH
Volunteers have a great opportunity to be part of a national effort to promote a shared stewardship of valuable community resources and improve lands for outdoor recreation. This year's work projects at the center include: wheelchair-accessible trail building and maintenance, garden weeding, mulching and site preparation for spring crop plantings.

For more information and to register as a volunteer, please call 603-209-7272 or email

Music & Art in the Forest Open House
Sunday, October 1st, 11-3
57 Emerson Brook Dr. Gilsum, NH
Everyone is invited to The Sustainability Project's Annual "Music and Art in the Forest" Open House Celebration. The event features local acoustic musicians, art exhibits and interactive art, family activities and tours of the center. Light refreshments will be served. All are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch.

For more information, email or call 603-209-7272.

The Sustainability Project
P.O. Box 311, 26 Emerson Brook Drive, Gilsum, NH 03448, (603) 209-7272