April 22 Earth Day at 7:00 pm

We’d like to start the Planted for the Planet event off with an understanding of why we created this event. We’ll hear from Ryan Hvidza on permaculture, community and how to create an intensional sustainable lifestyle. Keith Tharp will speak about the health and environmental journey he enjoys that includes both physical and mental benefits. Colleen Stewart will give us the perspective of food systems in New Hampshire. Then it’s your turn, our panelist are ready and excited to hear and answer your questions! Tune in for a chance to win door prizes and stay through the Q&A for a chance to win the evening’s grand prize.

Speaker Panel

Ryan Hvizda

Realtor and owner of Hvizda Realty Group and co-owner of Bonafide Green Goods. Armed with considerable experience in farming, permaculture, visual arts, education, and community organizing, Ryan found that her passion for sustainable living and community building was well positioned to the world of real estate. In tune with her belief that real estate starts with the community, Ryan puts environmental, social, and economic stewardship at the forefront of the Hvizda Realty Group’s business philosophy.

This past July she was inducted into the 2020 class of The Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty. She resides in Concord.

Keith Tharp

Co-Founder of Sustainable Seacoast & plant-based advocate. As a speaker, Keith has helped spread environmental awareness from the TEDx stage to 2nd grade classrooms and everywhere in between. While initially for environmental reasons, he used a plant rich diet to transform his health, losing 85 pounds and feeling better than ever. He lives in Kittery, ME, enjoys the outdoors and is an active citizen of the Seacoast.

Colleen Stewart

Colleen works with the NH Food Alliance under UNH’s Sustainability Institute. Gaining most of her professional experience in NY’s Hudson Valley, she has focused on supporting the local community of restaurants, farmers, artisans, and other small businesses. Now living in NH, she continues her work of supporting local economies and food systems by providing outlets for communication through media and (soon) in person events and activations.

April 22 Earth Day at 7:00 pm