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Events: June 2011

Urban Greens Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, June 4 | 12:00PM - 3:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

Urban Greens Food Co-op announces its annual Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 4th at the Federal Hill House, located at 9 Courtland St, from 9am-12pm.

Members of the public are invited to come meet Urban Greens for pancakes and fair-trade coffee. They can purchase a founding share in the co-op if they haven’t already, bring the kids for
fun activities, and listen to live music. Tickets will be $8 for adults, and kids are free.

Hosted by Urban Greens at the Federal Hill HOuse: 9 Courtland Street, Providence, RI.

Contact Jenna Hecker at (518) 542-7654 or by e-mail for more information.

Designing A Garden

Saturday, June 4 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM | Cranston, RI | directions

Your landscape offers you another room in your house when the summer weather comes. Learn about exterior decorating at our Gardening Design Workshop! Space is limited, so register today: call 401-827-5000 or RSVP on Facebook. Our gardening experts will be available for individual consultations after the workshop so you can design the garden you’ve always dreamed of. $10 per person includes information packet with discounts!

Hosted by Confreda Greenhouses & Farms at the Confreda Greenhouses & Farms: 2150 Scituate Ave, Cranston, RI.

Contact Staff at (401) 827-5000 for more information.

6th Annual Rhody Warm Wool Collection

Sunday, June 5 | 12:00PM - 5:00PM | Cranston, RI | directions | website

Fleece for blankets must be 2-6 inches long, clean, dry, and shorn in the last year.

Farmers will receive $0.65 per pound for their skirted fleece.
Membership in the RI Sheep Cooperative is required and will be available for $10.00.

If you cannot make this date, do not throw your wool away!

Hosted by Rhode Island Sheep Cooperative at the Urban Edge Farm: 35 Pippin Orchard Road, Cranston, RI.

Contact Gerry Bertrand at (401) 578-2012 or by e-mail for more information.

Chickens 101

Saturday, June 11 | 12:00PM - 3:00PM | North Scituate, RI | directions | website

Benefits of raising chickens

The basics (breeds, housing, feeding, health)

Getting Started

Composting chicken manure

Hosted by University of Rhode Island at the The Carlow Residence/Chicken Farm: 274 Westcott Road, North Scituate, RI.

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

The Greenhorns Film Screening

Thursday, June 16 10:30PM - Friday, June 17 12:30AM | Providence, RI | directions | website

Come learn about the up-and-coming young (and new) farmer community. Stop by early for a drink to meet fellow new farmers in the Rhode Island area, or stay after the screening to discuss this community's needs, resources, and new ideas!

Hosted by The Greenhorns at the Local 121 Speakeasy: Local 121 Place page 121 Washington Street, Providence, RI.

Contact Anne by e-mail for more information.

Strawberry Festival

Saturday, June 18 2:00PM - Sunday, June 19 8:30PM | Ipswich, MA | directions

Strawberry festival - Come pick your own strawberries, tractor rides, Giant 70 foot jumping pillow, inflatables, festive food.

Hosted by Marini Farm at the Marini Farm: 259 Linebrook Road, Ipswich, MA.

Contact Mike Marini at (978) 356-0430 or by e-mail for more information.

Kids Gardening Event

Saturday, June 18 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM | Cranston, RI | directions

Teach your kids to get their hands dirty—in a good way! Confreda’s is hosting a FREE children’s gardening event on Saturday, June 18 from 11 am-12 noon. We will teach kids an easy way to plant their own container gardens and learn about how their food grows. More plants, less mess for you—and the rabbits won’t eat this garden!

Hosted by Confreda Greenhouses and Farms at the Confreda Greenhouses & Farms: 2150 Scituate Ave, Cranston, RI.

Contact Staff at (401) 827-5000 for more information.

Boston area Food Swap

Saturday, June 18 | 3:00PM - 3:00PM | Somerville, MA | directions | website

Build community while diversifying your pantry and utilizing the wealth of food resources in Mass!
We will trade our home made, foraged, and grown edibles for our neighbors'.
Check out the website for more details.

Hosted by Boston Food Swap at the Sprouts, Inc: 339R Summer St., Somerville, MA.

Contact Lyn Huckabee at (617) 555-5555 or by e-mail for more information.

Young Farmers Night #2 - Solstice Party

Tuesday, June 21 9:00PM - Wednesday, June 22 12:00AM | Rehoboth, MA | directions | website

Tuesday, the 21st, will be the second Young Farmer Night of the season!

Please join us for a farm tour, potluck, and solstice party (bonfire! s'mores! fireworks!) at Rosasharn Farm in Rehoboth, MA ( Bring your friends, interns, etc... and a potluck dish to share. See you at the farm in time to do a 6 PM tour!

If you want to sign up to host, please see the dates below and feel free to forward this info widely.

Hosted by Rosasharn Farm at the Rosasharn Farm: 57 County St, Rehoboth, MA.

Contact Margiana Petersen-Rockney at (401) 330-7153 or by e-mail for more information.

Honeybee Field Day

Saturday, June 25 | 12:00PM - 7:30PM | South Deerfield, MA | directions

Live beekeeping workshops presented throughout the day. Free to all persons interested in learning honeybee management. for more information.

Hosted by Massachusetts Beekeepers Association & UMass at the UMass Agronomy Farm: River Rd, South Deerfield, MA.

Contact Dan Conlon at (413) 665-4513 or by e-mail for more information.

Weed Walk

Saturday, June 25 | 12:30PM - 4:00PM | Becket, MA | directions

Learn how to clearly identify, responsibly harvest and prepare Berkshire wild edible and medicinal plants. Gentle walk through yard, garden, woods and meadow with highly knowledgeable herbalist Bari Falese. Rain or Shine. Some plants available for sale. By Reservation. $30.

Hosted by Peace Haven Project at the Peace Haven Project: 509 Quarry Rd., Becket, MA.

Contact Adrienne Metcalf at (413) 623-5208 or by e-mail for more information.

Cranberry Blossom Tour

Saturday, June 25 | 1:00PM - 2:30PM | Wareham, MA | directions | website

The A.D. Makepeace Company welcomes you to tour the largest cranberry operation in the world during the height of blossom season! The tour will meet at Tihonet Village Market at 10 a.m. An experienced cranberry grower will take the group to view the cranberry blossom, discuss all aspects of cranberry growing and answer questions. At Tihonet Village Market the group will be able to view our Cranberry Harvest Video and see pictures of the bogs through the seasons. Lunch, souvenirs and cranberry products are also available at the Market for purchase. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Tours are held rain or shine (extreme weather may postpone a tour however). Call us at 508-295-5437 to register. Tour fee is $10 per person, under 7 free.

Hosted by A.D. Makepeace Co. at the Tihonet Village Market: 146 Tihonet Road, Wareham, MA.

Contact Kim Houdlette at (508) 322-4027 or by e-mail for more information.

Cover Crops Seminar

Sunday, June 26 | 2:00PM - 5:00PM | Kingston, RI | directions | website

$5.00 at the door, bring your own lunch.

Jim Ward has been farming for 30+ years in Sharon, MA, where Ward’s Berry Farm specializes in fruit and vegetable production, pick-your-own, and wholesale/retail markets. Jim farms 150 acres, with 18 acres under organic and cover crop cultivation. This NOFA RI Advanced Grower's Series workshop will be an intermediate to advanced class where Jim will share his experience with the ins and outs of cover crop cultivation.

Hosted by Northeast Organic Farming Association at the URI East Farm Bldg. 75: 75 Farm Road, Kingston, RI.

Contact Dan Lawton at (401) 523-2653 or by e-mail for more information.