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Events: June 2014

Growing, harvesting & making herbal medicines

Tuesday, June 10 | 5:30PM - 7:00PM | West Greenwich, RI | directions | website

Rain date: June 24, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Herbs can be used to make extracts (tinctures), fluid extracts, infusions, decoctions, syrups as well as salves, infused oils and skin creams. Mary will discuss cultivation techniques, harvesting at the optimum growth stage and how to prepare high quality herbal medicine.

Farmacy is an urban community health and herbal education center. This urban site features teaching gardens, an herb store as well as a health and education center. Farmacy’s 5-acre farm supplies the herb drying room and classroom site. Herbal products are made by Farmacy apprentices at their Providence site. Herbal products and bulk herbs are sold at local stores and farmers markets.

Farmacy offers education programs focused on herbal information, nutritional healing and organic farming practices. Farmacy offers holistic-based information, referrals and resources to anyone who wants to support their health with herbs. Farmacy works to offer accessible community health care and wellness through environmental awareness and holistic practices.

Everyone is welcome. This workshop is free thanks to a generous Specialty Crop grant from the RI DEM, Division of Agriculture.

Hosted by NOFA/RI at the Farmacy Herbs: 959 Hopkins Hill Road, West Greenwich, RI.

Contact Sanne Kure-Jensen at (401) 369-3303 or by e-mail for more information.

100 Mile Dinner at the Greene School

Friday, June 13 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM | Charlestown, RI | directions | website

The Fourth Annual Locally Grown and Served - a 100 Mile Radius Dinner will be held on June 13, 2014 at the Charlestown Community Center. This event has been a huge success and seating is limited to 50 people, so book you reservations now. The students will plan, prepare, and serve a gourmet meal with all ingredients originating from within 100 miles from The Greene School in West Greenwich Rhode Island.

EdibleRhody had a wonderful article on last year's dinner. You can read it at this link:

http://ediblerhody.com/online-magazine/spring-2014/school-yard-greene-school-locavores-and-the-100-mile-radius-dinner/
Have questions about Locally Grown and Served - a 100 mile radius dinner? Contact Lisa Cash @ 401-397-8600 ext 104 lcash@thegreeneschool.org

Hosted by The Greene School at the Charlestown Community Center: 100 Park Lane Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI.

Contact Lisa Cash at (401) 397-8600 or by e-mail for more information.

AUTHOR ED BEAULIEU

Saturday, June 14 | 10:00AM - 3:00PM | Middleborough, MA | directions | website

Author will be signing his 3 books

Hosted by Middleborough Farmers Market at the Oliver Mill Park: Rte 44 & Nemasket Street, Middleborough, MA.

Contact Karen at (508) 946-1090 for more information.

peter Rebell Duo

Saturday, June 14 | 1:30PM - 3:00PM | Middleborough, MA | directions | website

Music Entertainment

Hosted by Middleborough Farmers Market at the Oliver Mill Park: Rte 44, Middleborough, MA.

Contact Karen at (508) 946-1090 for more information.

Farmtastic Day, At the Market

Friday, June 27 | 2:00PM - 6:00PM | Marshfield, MA | directions

Free admission and parking
Farm animals on display with the 4H kids showing them off, also they will put on a puppet show and do a small bake sale as fundraiser. It is on the grass as part of the farmers' market

Hosted by Plymouth County 4H at the Marshfield Faiorgrounds: 140 Main St, Marshfield, MA.

Contact Lorrie Dahlen at (781) 635-0889 for more information.

Farm to table dinner

Friday, June 27 | 6:00PM - 10:00PM | Charlestown, RI | directions

Enjoy a delicious dinner featuring locally sourced seasonal produce and proteins. Mingle in a casual setting surrounded by local art and photography. Live and silent auction on valuable local products and experiences. Proceeds to benefit Langworthy public Library Hope Valley, RI. See Langworthylibrary.org for menu and ticket information or call 401-539-2851.

Hosted by Langworthy Library at the Meadowbrook Inn: 168 Carolina Back Rd, Charlestown, RI.

Contact Deb Nunes at (401) 539-2851 or by e-mail for more information.

Growing Hops & Home Brewing

Monday, June 30 | 6:30PM - 6:30PM | Tiverton, RI | directions | website

Free and open to the public. Please register at 401-625-6796

The Northeast was the largest producer of hops in America until Prohibition. Longtime gardener and home brewer Sanne Kure-Jensen will discuss cultivating, harvesting and drying hops. Participants will learn about trellising systems, how to tell when flowers are ready for harvest as well as proper drying and storage techniques.

Kure-Jensen will discuss the history of hops across the globe. Hops have ornamental landscape and medicinal uses besides flavoring beer. Participants will learn about different types of beer (lager, ale, IPA, porter, stout, etc.) and their appropriate hops. See photos from Rhode Island’s only Hops Farm, Ocean State Hops in Exeter.

The workshop will include home brewing steps, brewing terms, required equipment, ingredients, sanitation, some things to watch out for and sources for recipes and ingredients. Kure-Jensen will discuss yeast types, how to start and pitch yeast, brew mash, when to add hops and the importance of speedy wort cooling.

Participants will learn how to bottle homebrew with various bottle types and capping equipment. Kure-Jensen will discuss dry hopping and selecting an ideal conditioning site; temperature and light matter. Learn the right way to pour a homebrew when your efforts pay off.

Sanne Kure-Jensen is an organic grower, beekeeper and horticultural writer in Portsmouth, RI where she has been promoting pollinator-friendly growing for many years. She is a regular contributor to “Country Folks Grower.” Sanne offers workshops on pollinators, beekeeping, ecological landscaping and home brewing. She also manages educational programs and outreach for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Rhode Island (NOFA/RI).

Hosted by Tiverton Library Services at the Sandywoods Center for the Arts Yellow Building: 73 Muse Way, Tiverton, RI.

Contact Prudence Fallon at (401) 625-6796 or by e-mail for more information.