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Meet Tom Maxfield, our Resident Artist! Every week we will introduce one of the “Faces of NNC” to highlight all of the people whose hard work makes NNC the active and exciting place it is. See below for Tom’s responses to a few questions about himself and his work here:

What do you do at NNC?
As Resident Artist at Nurture Nature Center I pitch in wherever there's work to do that's related to the Arts. So helping to set up exhibits, producing ads and brochures, designing specialty items like posters and displays, and giving teaching tours about NNC's art works fall under my duties. A personal benefit of my position at NNC is getting to promote and learn about information dealing with my favorite focus - the environment.

What led you to your position at NNC?
I was an Art teacher for 28 years, so, initially, I put in evening and weekend hours at the Center. I started by volunteering to help to set up the displays that would adorn the walls of NNC. As I put in more time there, I was increasingly drawn by the same energy, intelligence, and enthusiasm that has attracted many to NNC, so after a couple of years I received my official title. My co-workers are fantastic; their focus, their commitment, and their creative intelligence are inspiring.

I love working at NNC because it feels very good to be contributing to something so important to the lives of so many.

Favorite treat?
Double-thick, coffee malt milkshake. Heaven in liquid form!!

Favorite dinosaur?
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This week Jeff harnesses the power of the sun, installing a 100-Watt solar array on his roof! Learn about different types of solar panels and what can be powered by the sun’s energy. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join art director Keri Maxfield as she guides you through a virtual tour of Claire McConaughy’s “Velvet Woods,” which was exhibited at NNC just before we closed due to COVID-19. Keri's soothing descriptions and McConaughy’s beautiful works create a relaxing and reflective atmosphere, as if you are immersed in our art galleries. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join Pam Ruch, NNC's Urban Garden Coordinator, as she demonstrates how to harvest leaf lettuce. NNC's urban recycle garden was recently named the first Little Free Garden in Pennsylvania. The garden is on Pine Street between 5th and 6th Streets in Easton. Stop by and harvest your own salad! ... See MoreSee Less

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If you missed our presentation from Benjamin Cohen on his book, "Pure Adulteration: Cheating on Nature in the Age of Manufactured Food," you can view a recording of the talk here: ... See MoreSee Less

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