Sustainability means "Whatever it takes to keep living here."
PO Box 914, Ashburnham, MA 01430
North Country Sustainability Center started from a conversation with the Ashburnham Agricultural Commission. The need for an available commercial community kitchen combined with other
hopes that people had for their community and the idea gelled to form NCSC, Inc.
Chartered in 2010, the initial group grew to a Board of Directors and expanded to a regional
concept. Board members had long worried that people were losing traditional skills,
and with the economic changes coming, they realized that such skills provided
stability in a unstable time. So NCSC went from an agricultural dream, to a
diversified approach to rebuilding and celebrating our region by helping
other people do the same thing in their homes and towns.
NCSC, Inc. received its 501 (c) (3) status in July, 2011, retroactive
to November 2010.
President - Patricia Garland Stewart
(Farming at Hames & Axle Farm, since 1996, Environmental/Agricultural Educator since 1977. B.S.
from Michigan State University (1982) in Parks and Recreation Resources.
Internship in Environmental Institute Management (1984) from Delaware Nature Society. )
Vice President - David W. Stewart
(Farm hand at Hames & Axle Farm since 1996, Systems Analyst III and other roles
for Commonwealth of Massachusetts, (EOEEA, DCR, DEM) since 1985
Membership Secretary/Treasurer- Ann Bryant
Retired seamstress with 50+ years experiences
Directors at Large: ML Altobelli
Farmer at Woody End Farm, Owner/Operator of Greenery In Motion
Director at Large: Audrey LaBrie
Farmer at Hydeaway Farms,