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Events: February 2012

URI Winter Wellness Series

Saturday, February 4 10:00AM - Saturday, March 17 12:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

Back by popular demand, with a fresh new twist, our workshop series is designed to help you chase away those winter blues. Warm up on a Saturday morning surrounded by the lush folliage and tranquil sounds of the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. There are classes designed for all ages, ranging from yoga to herbalism to botanical art.

Hosted by University of Rhode Island & Providence Parks Department at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center: 1 Floral Ave, Providence, RI.

Contact Mamie Chen at (401) 874-2900 or by e-mail for more information.

Local Food Forum

Tuesday, February 7 | 8:30AM - 2:30PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

2012 Theme: Food Fight: How the 2012 Farm Bill Affects Rhode Island

Hosted by Farm Fresh Rhode Island at the Andrews Dining Hall Brown University: Cushing and Brown Street, Providence, RI.

Contact Hannah Mellion at (401) 312-4250 or by e-mail for more information.

DIY Kids- Collage Cap Lockets

Friday, February 10 | 4:00PM - 5:00PM | Great Barrington, MA | directions

Make your Valentine a special locket. We will be using old bottle caps to make this sentimental gift. Learn how to use collage materials with melted crayons to place inside. Take it home and place a picture of you and your valentine. Stop by the Front Desk or call 413.528.9697 to sign up.

Hosted by Berkshire Co-op Market at the Berkshire Co-op Market: 42 Bridge Street, Great Barrington, MA.

Contact Front Desk at (413) 528-9697 for more information.

Intro to Permaculture!

Wednesday, February 15 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM | Greenville, RI | directions

Join us in Smithfield on February 15th! The Revive the Roots Foundation Invites you to an evening presentation by Steve Whitman at the Greenville Public Library. Come and learn what permaculture is all about and why it is important to you! This session is especially useful for home owners, community organizers, design professionals, farmers and gardeners. Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:00 –8:00 PM

This is a free event!

Hosted by REVIVE THE ROOTS at the Greenville Public Library: 573 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI.

Contact Zach at (401) 451-7106 or by e-mail for more information.

Farm Camp February Vacation

Tuesday, February 21 9:00AM - Friday, February 24 3:00PM | Sunderland, MA | directions

FARM CAMP Little Brook Farm in Sunderland, will be offering a camp during school vacation week this year. The February week will focus on getting the animals ready for lambing, kidding and calving. Sheep Shearing will occur during this camp week and there will be an emphasis on wool and fiber. Camp is limited to children ages 6 - 13 and space is very limited. For more information please contact Kristen Whittle at 413-665-3802, email her at or go online to to download a registration form.

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

Contact Kristen Whittle at (413) 222-4712 or by e-mail for more information.

URI February Vacation Family Days

Tuesday, February 21 10:00AM - Friday, February 24 11:30AM | Providence, RI | directions | website

Join us this February School Vacation as we bring you a series of art and eco-themed classes in Rhode Island's premier tropical destination: the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center! All classes include the entrance fee to the Botanical Center for one child and their adult chaperone.

*Two FREE spaces will be reserved in each class for Providence residents.

Hosted by University of Rhode Island & Providence Parks Department at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center: 1 Floral Avenue, Providence, RI.

Contact Samantha Richards at (401) 785-9450 or by e-mail for more information.

Crash Course in Composting

Wednesday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 6:00PM | Pawtucket, RI | directions

Never composted? Have questions about your composting system? Ask Master Composter Rachel Chiartas. Workshop will be held during the Wintertime Farmers Market in the greenhouse.

Hosted by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation at the Hope Artiste Village, Greenhouse: 1005 Main St, Pawtucket, RI.

Contact Rachel Chiartas at (401) 942-1430 for more information.

Raising Chickens In Your Backyard

Saturday, February 25 | 11:00AM - 12:30PM | Chelmsford, MA | directions | website

This seminar is free! Terry Golson will be hosting this seminar. She will teach you everything you need to know to get started in this fantastic hobby!
Come by at 11:00 for the seminar - and while you are there you can enjoy the Farmers Market until 2:00.

Hosted by Chelmsford Agway Winter Farmers Market at the Chelmsford Agway: 24 Maple Road, Chelmsford, MA.

Contact Lisa Bougoulas at (978) 256-9991 or by e-mail for more information.

Alternative to Miracle Grow

Wednesday, February 29 | 5:00PM - 6:30PM | Pawtucket, RI | directions

Take home some implementable organic tricks and tweaks for the 2012 growing season.

Hosted by New Urban Farmers at the Hope Artiste Village, Greenhouse: 1005 Main St, Pawtucket, RI.

Contact Sarah Lester at (401) 312-4250 for more information.