102% of $10,000 goal
At Apple Hill, we bring students, audiences, and artists together from all over New Hampshire, the U.S., and the world to live, create, perform, and replenish. When students are here, this is their physical and creative home.
The Apple Hill campus spans 100 acres with 41 buildings. Over the past decade, we have focused on improving the environment—from upgraded living and practice spaces for students who live in 22 cabins, completion of a new bath and shower building, and renovations of the Sugar House and Rehearsal Barn.
Our most recent achievement was upgrading the central campus buildings creating more public space; significantly increasing accessibility; an expanded kitchen that includes a dishwasher to help us conserve water and reduce our waste stream going to the landfill; and an additional deck that allows the public to enjoy the outdoors.
As we celebrate our 52nd year, we are focused on the sustainability of our beautiful campus and the future of Apple Hill. Our upgraded physical space is an essential ingredient to our ability to carry out our mission.
During the summer, Apple Hill hosts more than 400 students, faculty, guest artists, and staff at our acclaimed international chamber music workshop. Even with water conservation efforts, we use about 3,000 gallons of water a day from two wells. But over the past few years one of the wells has become increasingly dry to a point where we can no longer depend on it.
We have determined the best environmentally-responsible solution is to drill a new, and much deeper, second well.
This water well campaign has an estimated cost of $25K. Thanks to lead sponsorship from the Putnam Foundation and the Apple Hill Board of Trustees, we have already raised $15K and only have $10K left to raise by March 31. Every dollar counts. This is your opportunity to show your love for Apple Hill by making a gift today!
Please help us prevent Apple Hill from going dry and sustain a campus that reflects our beautiful, natural setting in Nelson, NH.
(Photo: Marie Tai)