Letter To The
Biosolids is a nice name to what is actually sewerage sludge.
The name was changed to make the public feel safe using them.
It is still sewerage sludge no matter what name you give it.
My farm, Fernwood Farm, LLC, has been in my family for over 100
years and maintained without chemicals. Being a Certified Organic
Producer I must adhere to the National Organic Standards.
These Standards prohibit the spreading of biosolids. Even if I
were not Certified Organic, I would still adhere to these Standards
because it is good Stewardship of the Earth. I want my
granddaughters and future generations to have a safe and healthy
I have researched the EPA website in addition to watchdog sites, but
no matter what they say, I still have reservations when it
comes to using biosolids. I have been a student of
Environmental Science and we discussed pros and cons of biosolids.
Despite the statements regarding biosolids are safe, I still have
grave concerns and will have these concerns until these treatment
plants can GUARANTEE biosolids are safe.
Are bio-solids safe? The National Academy of Sciences
has reviewed current practices, public health concerns and regulator
standards, and has concluded that the use of these materials in the
production of crops for human consumption when practiced in
accordance with existing federal guidelines and regulations,
presents negligible risk to the consumer, to crop production and to
the environment. (www.epa.gov FAQs).
The key words here are existing federal guidelines & regulations.
This is NOT a guarantee that biosolids are being used according to
guidelines and regulations.
When you vote:
The way the article is written can be confusing. If you
DO NOT WANT biosolids to be spread in Gilmanton you MUST VOTE YES.
Paula L. Gilman
Gilmanton Food Pantry & Thrift Shop News
Winter is almost over and
we here at the Gilmanton Food Pantry & Thrift Shop are looking ahead
to Spring and time of renewal. As such, we have started
collecting for our annual Easter Baskets.
Included in those baskets are turkey or ham, cranberry sauce,
or pineapple, stuffing, gravy, canned vegetables, potatoes, onions,
pickles, olives, sugar, coffee, cereal, muffin mix, cocoa, coffee,
juice, eggs, milk, margarine, rolls, cake mix and frosting. We
also try to make something special for the children. Materials
for bunny baskets consist of plastic or felt containers, grass,
egg dye kits, plastic eggs, Easter candy, chocolate crosses, small
If you know of a Gilmanton family in need, that could use extra
assistance with food, please contact Bethany Lavin @ 267-1934 or the
Gilmanton Food Pantry @ 364-0114. Please be sure to leave a
call back number.
During the month of March, the Thrift Shop is featuring a $7 bag
sale. Fill a paper shopping bag for only $7.
For your added convenience, the Pantry and
Thrift Shop will be open on Monday afternoons starting Monday, April
If you wish to assist with items for the Easter Baskets, or you want
to be supportive at any time of the year, non-perishable food items
may be dropped off at the Academy building, the Year Round Library,
and at the Pantry during open hours. Monetary donations may be
brought to the Pantry or mailed to Post Office Box 16, Gilmanton, N.
Gilmanton Food Pantry & Thrift Shop is an outreach program of the
Gilmanton Community Church. Visit us on Facebook at:
www.facebook.com/GilmantonCommunityChurch and we thank you for
your patronage and support.
Hours: Wednesday, 3-6 pm and Saturday, 10
Location: Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works.
Parking & Entrance: Gilmanton Community Church Parking Lot.
Mailing Address: Post Office Box 16, Gilmanton, N. H. 03237.
Gilmanton Year Round Library
March Calendar Of Events
4th Yoga 4:00
10th Magic the Gathering 6pm
11th A Night with Spirit! 6:00
17th Magic the Gathering 6pm
18th Yoga 4:00
24th Magic the Gathering 6:00
25th Crafting with the Clumsy 3:15
31st Magic the Gathering 6:00
2nd Story Time 10:30
3rd Story Time 1:30
9th Story Time 10:30
10th Story Time 1:30
16th Story Time 10:30
17th NO STORY TIME
23RD Story Time 10:30
24th Afternoon at the Movies 1:15
Hotel Transylvania II
30th Story Time 10:30
31st Oh! The
Places Youll Go! 3:15