We are grateful for the help of so many willing hearts and hands, the list ever grows.
Kathy Black, Cynthia Nelson and Melissa Zych, all of the NH Department of Environmental Services, have visited Riverland multiple times, inspected, advised, answered questions and most recently, put together a short video on our energy-saving renovations. (See our August 2019 blog), We are grateful for their interest and support.
In summer of 2018, a hardy band of UNH students has been rounding up Emerald Ash Borers at Riverland to create a population for future research. Thanks to Bre Aflague, Sawyer Gardner, Chris Ziadeh, and Jon Swett. They have also been taking down the dead and dying ash trees and planting native wetland shrubs underneath.
Bob Best of Sulloway & Hollis, PLLC, Concord, provided advice on how to structure a new business, in collaboration with the Center for Women in Enterprise, Nashua.
Ben Nichols-Farquhar built our website and serves as IT specialist.
Kate Bartlett of the New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast Association gave early advice on water quality, fire alarms, booking policies, and has been an all-round reliable resource.
Karen Sehl from the American Sewing Guild Boston Chapter led a posse to Riverland to check out the sewing studio and give feedback on its layout.
Jon Hall of Gilmanton took down a dangerous tree, put up curtains and other incidentals, swapped a leaky radiator out of the old tractor, sharpened the bush hog blades and fixed our rotary iron.
Dave Emerson of Canterbury included us in Cabin Fever Reliever tour at the last minute.
Linda Cheynoweth Peters of Canterbury offered advice on décor.
Ruth Heath of Canterbury introduced us to some in Canterbury and organized – unbidden – a cleaning crew in the nick of time.
Rick Kleinschmidt of Canterbury helped haul brush on a hot summer day and got his beard full of sawdust sanding the porch ceiling.
James Farquhar and Ben Nichols-Farquhar cut and hauled trees, sanded porches, built railings, hauled and moved furniture and mowed fields.
Robbie Grady from SCORE gave sage marketing advice and moral support.
Kevin Bragg of Canterbury renovated bathrooms, fixed many things, upgraded fire alarms, installed doors, added insulation, improved drainage, and a million other things.
Al Edelstein of Canterbury painted our ceilings;
Howard and Margery Nichols and Jean Edmands helped to finance the purchase