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Events: May 2012

Ethics of Sustainability

Thursday, May 3 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

Lecture series free and open to the public.

Speaker: Jim Merkel, Director of the Global Living Project

Hosted by Sustainable Communities Initiative at the Clarke Science Building, Room 128, Rhode Island College: 600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI.

Contact Dante Del Giudice at (401) 456-8428 or by e-mail for more information.

Farm Bill Discussion

Saturday, May 5 | 3:30PM - 5:30PM | Rehoboth, MA | directions

Farm bill discussion and response session. Email for more details.

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

Contact Margiana at (508) 252-5247 or by e-mail for more information.

Kid's Day 4 Mothers Day!!

Sunday, May 6 | 1:00PM - 3:00PM | Little Compton, RI | directions

Come to The Stand to create your mothers day present! Paint your own terra cotta pot, pick your plant and create a beautiful, unique and handmade mothers day present!

401.635.0110 or for more details!

Hosted by Young Family Farm at the Young Family Farm: 260 West Main Rd, Little Compton, RI.

Contact Karla at (401) 339-7460 or by e-mail for more information.

Kids Can Cook! Spring Veggie Frittata

Saturday, May 12 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM | Great Barrington, MA | directions

Spring is here and it’s the beginning of the growing season. We will be making a popular breakfast dish using fresh, seasonal ingredients that are beginning to come from our local farms. Stop by the Front Desk or call 413.528.9697 to sign up

Hosted by Berkshire Coop Market at the Berkshire Coop Market: 42 Bridge St., Great Barrington, MA.

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

Food Preservation Workshop

Wednesday, May 16 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM | Cumberland, RI | directions | website

The Cumberland Public Library will host a free Food Preservation Workshop, on Wed. May 16 from 6 - 8 PM. If you’ve been curious about canning and other food preservation methods, join us with Martha Smith Patnoad and Nicole Richard from the University of Rhode Island’s Nutrition and Food Sciences Department and Cooperative Extension. They will cover what you should know to begin canning (low-acid and acid foods), freezing and drying fruits and vegetables along with safety precautions and food preservation resources.

10 participants must reserve in order for the program to go forward. Call (401) 333-2552 x 2 to register.

Hosted by URI Nutrition & Food Sciences Dept and Cooperative Extension at the Cumberland Public Library: 1464 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI.

Contact Jessica D’Avanza at (401) 333-2552 x2 or by e-mail for more information.


Saturday, May 19 | 8:00AM - 3:00PM | North Grafton, MA | directions | website

Plantapalooza is a huge annual plant sale fundraiser to benefit Community Harvest Project, a non-profit that brings volunteers together to grow fresh fruits and vegetables for hunger relief. Included in the event:
- A huge selection of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetable plants
- The Cookie Walk - take home a bucket of cookies for a very low price
- FREE TOMATO PLANTS - 4 free tomato plants to the first 1,000 attendees
- Craft Sale - check out the offerings of our talented local crafters
- Food - have a bite to eat while you stroll through the plant selection

Hosted by Community Harvest Project at the Brigham Hill Community Farm: 37 Wheeler Road, North Grafton, MA.

Contact Kristin Bafaro at (508) 735-9567 or by e-mail for more information.

Southside Community Land Trust 20th Annual Rare and Unusual Plant Sale

Saturday, May 19 10:00AM - Sunday, May 20 2:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

20th Annual Rare and Unusual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20, 2012
10 am – 2pm
Special preview hour for members on Saturday, 9am – 10am

city Farm is home to the Rare and Unusual Plant Sale every year. One weekend in May, hundreds of varieties of annuals, perennials, and fruit and vegetable plant starts are available for purchase. Most of the 18,000 plants were carefully cultivated through the late winter and early spring on-site by the City Farm team, including dozens of volunteers. Hundreds of other perennials and annuals are donated by generous local gardeners.

This celebrated event attracts 2,000 gardeners from all levels of experience, from the brand-new community gardener to seasoned home gardening experts. It is a wonderful kick-off to the growing season, featuring live music and several gardening experts on hand to assist gardeners new and old.

The Plant Sale is a community event, and a community effort. All proceeds from the Plant Sale support Southside Community Land Trust's education and community gardening programs, and plant starts that are not sold are donated to over 30 area non-profits.

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

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

Farm-to-Chef Open House

Monday, May 21 | 11:00AM - 4:00PM | Smithfield, RI | directions | website

Come one and all. Everyone is welcome. Please RSVP by Friday, May 18.

Hosted by Blackbird Farm at the Blackbird Farm: 122 Limerock Rd., Smithfield, RI.

Contact Ann Marie Bouthillette at (401) 578-3959 or by e-mail for more information.

Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Fair

Saturday, May 26 8:30AM - Sunday, May 27 4:00PM | Cummington, MA | directions

38th Annual Sheep Fair. Cranberry Moon Farm will be vending, as usual, up on the tarmack near the Exhibition Hall.

Hosted by Pioneer Sheep Breeders at the Cummington Fairgrounds: Fairgrounds Rd, Cummington, MA.

Contact Lisa Westervelt at (413) 634-5723 for more information.


Wednesday, May 30 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM | Little Compton, RI | directions

Whatever you say, there's no excuse not to have incredible AND edible containers that YOU create!!

$29 a workshop OR sign up for 3 and savor the value of $25 each!

Hosted by Young Family Farm at the Young Family Farm: 260 West Main Rd, Little Compton, RI.

Contact Karla at (401) 339-7460 or by e-mail for more information.