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Events: March 2007

RI Farmers' Market Info Session

Tuesday, March 6 | 9:00PM - 10:30PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

For farmers and local producers who are interested in selling at farmers' markets in Providence, Pawtucket and Woonsocket during the 2007 season. Learn how to put together a successful vendor booth and how to build a successful market. Find out where current and new farmers' markets are, which markets have openings and how to carve out your niche.

Hosted by Farm Fresh RI at the Brown Urban Environmental Lab: 135 Angell St., Providence, RI.

Contact Sheri Griffin at (401) 863-6509 or by e-mail for more information.

Good Food Film Festival + Q&A with Ilana Friedman

Thursday, March 8 10:00PM - Friday, March 9 12:00AM | Providence, RI | directions | website

A collection of 16 shorts on food and sustainability, compiled by Media That Matters, featuring "Inch by Inch: Providence Youth Gardens for Change".

Q&A with Providence filmmaker Ilana Friedman.

The story of Inch By Inch began four years ago. Ilana was building a raised-bed vegetable garden with fellow Brown University students in their back yard. The experience connected Ilana to her New York City roots, where she used to garden with her father on their roof, and introduced her to questions of food quality and environmental issues like lead contamination.

Inch By Inch documents how educators in Providence, Rhode Island implement gardening programs with their students. The educators and youth in Inch By Inch have created a legacy of healthy, safe, and community-centered learning spaces.

Free and open to the public.

Hosted by SuFI and Farm Fresh RI at the Brown University, List Art Building, Room 120: 64 College St., Providence, RI.

Contact Lindsay Hagamen at (401) 863-6509 or by e-mail for more information.

Cultivating an Organic Connecticut Conference

Saturday, March 10 | 11:30AM - 7:45PM | Windsor, CT | directions | website

Featuring Nancy Jack Todd and John Todd, scientists, authors, activists and co-founders of the New Alchemy Institute and Ocean Arks Institute.

They will speak on "The Promise of Ecological Design". To build truly sustainable communities and lighten the footprint humans are making on the earth requires a new way of thinking about design, recycling, conservation, and renewable energy. Taking our cues from long-existing ecosystems on our planet we can create successful local food systems and virtually eliminate pollution, providing a healthier environment and better quality of life for everyone.

Plus over 30 workshops, a potluck lunch and Organic Marketplace. Registration begins January 2007.

Hosted by CT-NOFA at the Windsor High School: 50 Sage Park Rd., Windsor, CT.

Contact Bill Duesing at (203) 888-5146 or by e-mail for more information.

Composting Workshop

Wednesday, March 21 10:00PM - Thursday, March 22 12:00AM | Providence, RI | directions

A short composting workshop. Those interested in further training can participate in the six-week Master Composter & Recycler program (see April 2007).

Hosted by URI & RI Resource Recovery at the JCC: 401 Elmgrove Ave, Providence, RI.

Contact Tara Germond at (401) 874-4453 or by e-mail for more information.

The 2007 RI FarmWays Agritourism and Farm Site Training - Putting Your Next Foot Forward

Wednesday, March 28 | 11:00AM - 4:30PM | Bristol, RI | directions

Third Annual RI FarmWays Training Series.

For farmers, growers, and other agricultural, horticultural and aquaculture professionals who sell direct and/or host visitors on their sites as well as extension and other educators, small business and economic development personnel, tourism professionals and farm service providers.

SESSION FEE (Pay on site.) - Includes snacks and full lunch

$20 per person - We welcome out of state guests.
$10 for RI FarmWays members

Become a new RI FarmWays member March 28th and receive a $10 refund and discounts on future programs, materials and events.

To reserve your place at the table, e-mail your reservation to ricape@cox.net or call 401-213-6420. Upon receipt, confirmation will be sent to you.

Hosted by Rhode Island Center for Agriculture Promotion & Education (RICAPE) at the The Barn - Mount Hope Farm: 250 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI.

Contact Stu Nunnery at (401) 213-6420 or by e-mail for more information.

Begin I ~ Seeds Starting Workshop

Saturday, March 31 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

SCLT’s experienced staff will help you get your garden started. Learn about seed selection, starting seedlings in your windowsill, and carefully tending your young plants.
SCLT workshop series cost :
$12 ~ 1/2 Day Workshop
$20 ~ Full Day Workshop
$55 ~ Full 6 Workshop Series
to register please call 273-9419 x29

Hosted by Southside Community Land Trust at the City Farm: Dudley & West Clifford Streets, Providence, RI.

Contact Kiera Mulvey at (401) 273-9419 or by e-mail for more information.

Begin II ~ Garden Planning

Saturday, March 31 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

Learn to incorporate succession planting, proper spacing, companion planting and more to begin your low space, high yield organic garden. Good garden planning ensures a reliable, bountiful harvest throughout the season.
SCLT Workshop Cost:
$12 ~ 1/2 Day Workshop
$20 ~ Full Day Workshop
$55 ~ Full 6 Workshop Series
to register please call 273-9419 x29

Hosted by Southside Community Land Trust at the City Farm: Dudley & West Clifford Streets, Providence, RI.

Contact Kiera Mulvey at (401) 273-9419 or by e-mail for more information.