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Events: May 2009

Raised Bed Gardening

Saturday, May 2 | 1:00PM - 2:30PM | East Greenwich, RI | directions

Raised beds are an excellent option for people with limited space, poor soils, or bodily ailments. Join us as we discuss reasons for building raised bed, building materials, choosing the proper plants, and maintenance. Finally, in this hands-on workshop for beginners, you will help to construct a raised bed. Fee: $10 (adults only).Pre-registration is required. This event may be rescheduled in the event of poor weather.

A portion of the educational series proceeds will go towards meeting the objectives of the Ledge Ends Learning Center; providing fresh organic vegetables to low income families and providing educational opportunities to community.

Hosted by Ledge Ends Learning Center at the Ledge Ends Learning Center: 830 South Rd, East Greenwich, RI.

Contact Trish at (401) 884-5118 or by e-mail for more information.

Green Zones: From the War Garden to Your Garden

Tuesday, May 5 | 8:30PM - 10:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

"Green Zones: From the War Garden to Your Garden" is a presentation on Victory Gardens, the Women’s Land Army of America, and how gardeners are growing their own food today. Panelists include: Judy Barrett Litoff, Professor of History at Bryant University; Rich Pederson, City Farm Manager at Southside Community Trust; and Sarah Zurier, creator of Green Zone.

The event is made possible through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Hosted by Green Zone at the Firehouse 13: 41 Central St., Providence, RI.

Contact Sarah Zurier at (401) 273-1080 or by e-mail for more information.

The Future of Food

Saturday, May 9 | 11:30AM - 11:30PM | Boston, MA | directions | website

The Future of Food
A project of the Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University

May 8-9, 2009

Session I: From Farm to Fork: The Global Food Chain

Session II: The End of Cheap Food: Food and Geopolitics

Session III: What’s in What You Eat? Food Safety in a New Ecology

Session IV: Eating Green: Food and Climate Change

Session V: What Is “Good” Food? The Ethics of Eating

Keynote addresses by Satish Kumar, editor, Resurgance, and Michael Ableman, farmer, photographer, and author of Fields of Plenty

Special screening of King Corn and conversation with filmmaker Ian Cheney and director Aaron Woolf

Free and open to the public

For complete schedule, list of participants, location and registration information, please visit

In cooperation with the Center for International Relations at Boston University. Funded by the European Commission Delegation in Washington DC with additional support from the Ford Foundation.

Hosted by Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University at the Boston University Law School: 765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA.

Contact Elizabeth Amrien at (617) 358-2778 or by e-mail for more information.

Farm House Cooking Class

Saturday, May 9 | 12:00PM - 4:00PM | Bristol, RI | directions | website

Farm House Cooking Class
Create a farm house meal of springtime soups,salads and bread. The group will create and enjoy a farm house lunch under the guidance of instructor Donna Vispo. Come enjoy a warming meal and springtime at Mount Hope Farm.
Limited capacity
Reservations required
Admission: $50.00 includes lunch

Hosted by Mount Hope Farm at the Mount Hope Farm: 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol, RI.

Contact David at (401) 254-1745 x103 or by e-mail for more information.

Getting Started with Goats Workshop

Saturday, May 9 | 12:00PM - 5:00PM | Sunderland, MA | directions | website

Little Brook Farm in Sunderland will be holding a hands on goat workshop on Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 9 AM to 2 PM. The workshop will combine both lecture and hands on education. Topics will include bringing home your first goats, selection, handling, nutrition, health and management. Bring a bag lunch and your own questions and join us at the farm. CISA members $40, non-members $50. For more information or to pre register call or email Kristen

Hosted by Little Brook Farm at the Little Brook Farm: 334 Russell Street, Sunderland, MA.

Contact Kristen Whittle at (413) 665-3802 or by e-mail for more information.

Faella Farm Annual Plant and Seedling Sale

Saturday, May 16 | 11:00AM - 7:00PM | Peace Dale, RI | directions

13th Annual Plant and Seedling Sale at our Farm. We have annual and perennial vegetable, herb and flower plants. All plants are grown Chemical Free. Also available are Jams, Hot Pepper Jelly and Honey. This years date will be May 16th, 8am - 4pm, rain or shine.

Hosted by Faella Farm at the Faella Farm: 1072 Saugatucket Road, Peace Dale, RI.

Contact Martha + Chris Faella at (401) 783-7437 or by e-mail for more information.

The Garden documentary showing

Friday, May 29 11:30PM - Friday, June 5 1:00AM | Providence, RI | directions | website

The fourteen-acre community garden in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community.

But now, bulldozers are poised to level their 14-acre oasis.

The Garden follows the plight of the farmers, mostly immigrants from Latin America. We watch them organize, demand answers, and fight for the land that sustains them.

The documentary will be showing 5/29 - 6/4

Hosted by Cable Car Cinema at the Cable Car Cinema: 204 South Main Street, Providence, RI.

Contact Daniel Kamil at (401) 248-5401 for more information.