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Events: December 2009

Forum on Recycling in RI

Thursday, December 3 | 8:30PM - 11:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

Please join us for Apeiron’s next Evolution Forum! This month we will highlight Recycling in Rhode Island: Where we have been, where we are and where we want to be.

This month’s forum will feature presentations by experts from the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, the Providence Department of Public Works, Clean Water Action and the Environmental Justice League; all of whom are involved in Recycling projects in Rhode Island.

Topics will include the Mission and Objectives of the “New” RIRRC, the No Bin/No Barrel Initiative only recently instituted in Providence, Producer Responsibility and Green Block Captain Trainings recently performed in Providence.

Join Apeiron as we look at how we can create a culture in RI where concepts such as “cradle to cradle” and “closed loop” can become more commonplace in how all Rhode Islanders view resource use.

So, become part of the RI Recycles Movement by bringing your friends, family and neighbors, your insightful questions and brilliant ideas for future recycling efforts and, by doing so, join us in our efforts to make RI the first Sustainable State in the Nation!

Schedule of Events
5:30 to 6:30 - Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks served
6:30 to 7:30 - Presentation
7:30 to 8:00 - Question and Answer session and mingling

Hosted by Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living at the Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living: 17 Gordon Ave, Providence, RI.

Contact Jessica Blackledge at (401) 228-7930 or by e-mail for more information.

Soule Homestead's 3rd annual Heart & Soule Fundraiser Dance

Wednesday, December 9 | 10:00PM - 12:00PM | Middleboro, MA | directions | website

Old time Rock & Roll music with "Dale & the Duds" performing. Raffles, Refreshments, Casual Dress. Tickets are $15 per person . Proceeds to benefit the non-profit education center. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call 508-947-6744 or email:

Hosted by Soule Homestead Education Center at the Town Hall Grand Ballroom: 15 Nickerson Ave, Middleboro, MA.

Contact Susan Anderson at (508) 947-6744 or by e-mail for more information.

Plymouth Local Foods Winter Market

Thursday, December 17 | 6:00PM - 10:00PM | Plymouth, MA | directions | website

A Winter Market featuring local foods brought by area farmers and foodmakers will gather monthly indoors at Plimoth Plantation. Thursday December 17, Gingerbread House workshop will be offered by the Artisan Kitchen, the Film "Fresh" will be shown, the Plantation shops will be open and a concert of holiday music will be performed by the Lindsays.

Fresh eggs, herbs and lettuce greens, grassfed meats, farmstead cheeses, hearth breads, a rainbow of preserves, pies, take home foods and more surprises await the hungry visitor.

You may also reserve foods for later day pick up by shopping online,, starting December 9th.

Admission is FREE. A suggested donation toward seeing the film will be shared with the Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse. Thank you for appreiciating local foods!

Hosted by Plymouth Farmers' Market at the Plimoth Plantation: 137 Warren Ave, Plymouth, MA.

Contact Barbara Anglin at (508) 732-9962 for more information.

Winter Growing and Hoophouse Workshop with Adam Montri, Michigan State University

Friday, December 18 | 12:00PM - 4:00PM | Lowell, MA | directions | website

Agenda includes: Structure Options and Selection - which hoophouse is right for me?; Site Selection and Preparation; Crop Selection, Scheduling, Harvesting, and Pricing; lots of Q&A and crop profitability discussion. The cost for the event is $15 with, checks made payable to: Community Teamwork.

Adam Montri is an outreach specialist in the Horticulture Department at Michigan State University (MSU) where he coordinates outreach efforts for the MSU Student Organic Farm (SOF) focused on hoophouses/high tunnels and sustainable and organic production and marketing with both urban and rural farmers across the state of MI. Adam was one of the original student organic farmers while an undergraduate at MSU. He received his master's degree in Horticulture from Penn State University where he focused on organic high tunnel tomato production. He and his wife, Dru, and daughter, Lydia, own Ten Hens Farm in Bath, MI.

Hosted by New Entry Sustainable Farming Project at the Casey Family Services Conference Room: 18 Palmer Street, Lowell, MA.

Contact at (978) 654-6745 or by e-mail for more information.

King Creek Farm Winter Market

Saturday, December 19 12:00PM - Sunday, December 20 9:00PM | Ware, MA | directions

Winter Market featuring grass-fed beef, winter keeping vegetables, salad greens, eggs, cider donuts, store baked breads and cookies, fudge. Eat local this winter!!

Hosted by King Creek Farm at the King Creek Farm: 337 Belchertown Rd, Ware, MA.

Contact Matt Biskup at (413) 687-3963 or by e-mail for more information.