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Events: August 2015

Join Us in Celebrating National Farmers Market Week

Saturday, August 8 | 9:00AM - 1:00PM | Acushnet, MA | directions

Join us on Saturday, August 8th from 9 am to 1 pm as we celebrate National Farmers Market Week.
Events planned:
Michael Rocha, M.D., local cardiologist, will speak on the health benefits of shopping at farmers markets.
Andy Tomolonis,local author, editor and longtime organic gardener will be available for a book signing of "Organic Hobby Farming" and here to answer your gardening questions.
There will be a special musical appearance by Mike Couto, Dan Schwartz and Mike Rocha for a few tunes.
Joanne and Scott Harding of Stone Bridge Farm are avid beekeepers and will be there to answer your questions and give out samples of their local, raw honey.
We're celebrating rain or shine! Please use our dedicated parking area off street.

Hosted by Stone Bridge Farm at the Acushnet Farmers Market at Stone Bridge Farm: 186 Leonard Street, Acushnet, MA.

Contact Joanne Harding at (508) 951-1551 or by e-mail for more information.

Basics of Urban Beekeeping

Sunday, August 9 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM | Providence, RI | directions

Hosted by Southside Community Land Trust at the Grove Street Garden: 111 Grove Street, Providence, RI.

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

Container Gardening

Saturday, August 15 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM | Pawtucket, RI | directions | website

Southside Community Land Trust's Andrew Cook will recommend plants that grow well in containers, how to properly feed confined plants and how to maintain proper drainage. The event will be free for all participants, and kids are encouraged to attend. Rain or shine.
Register at

Hosted by Southside Community Land Trust at the Galego Court Garden: 200-1C Leonard Jenard Dr., Pawtucket, RI.

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

Critter Management

Saturday, August 15 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

All workshops are FREE and open to the public!
Join URI Master Gardener educators from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. outdoors in the inspiring Roger Williams Park Community Garden in Providence, RI. In the event of rain, workshops will be held inside the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center.

Registration not required - just arrive a little before 11 a.m.!
Bring a lawn chair, a notebook and lots of questions!
DIRECTIONS: The community garden is adjacent to the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center parking lot - park there and walk down!
Please contact the URI Outreach Center at for more information about our educational programs this year.
Happy Spring!

Hosted by URI Outreach Center at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Garden: 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI.

Contact Mamie Chen at (401) 874-2700 or by e-mail for more information.

Composting and Soil Health

Sunday, August 16 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

All summer you've tilled and toiled in your garden to grow the best produce possible. Now, as we approach fall, it's normal for your soil to get a little worn out.
Come to our compost workshop and learn from local guru, Michael Bradlee, about revitalizing your soil and increasing productivity. The workshop will take place from 11 am to noon at Frey Florist Community Garden, 50 Radcliffe Ave., Providence. Michael will talk about composting and how to properly prep your garden beds in the fall for the next growing season. Bring a water bottle and a pair of work gloves. This event is free, and open to all ages. Rain or shine. Register at

Hosted by Southside Community Land Trust at the Frey Florist Community Garden: 50 Radcliffe Ave, Providence, RI.

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

Table to Farm: You Eat, We Grow

Wednesday, August 19 | 5:00PM - 10:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

Dine out at the Grange or Garden Grille, or go for dessert at Wildflour Bakery, and 100% of your food bill will be donated to Southside Community Land Trust! Not only will you enjoy locally grown, inspired and seriously tasty dishes, you'll support urban farmers and gardeners, and programs giving Rhode Islanders of all ages access to fresh, affordable and healthy food.

Hosted by Southside Community Land Trust at the The Grange & 2 other restaurants: 166 Broadway, Providence, RI.

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

Bridgewater Annual Country Fair

Friday, August 21 4:00PM - Sunday, August 23 5:00PM | Bridgewater, CT | directions | website

The Bridgewater Country Fair brings charm and heart to a traditional fair. Filled with activities and entertainment, amazing food, RIDES, GAMES, music, LIVESTOCK, shopping, arts and crafts, Mechanical Bull, NASCAR Style Simulator, Adventure ZIP LINE, Archery, contests and MORE.

Plus on Friday night join us for the Fireman's parade before heading into the fair. AND - Friday nights is the only night an unlimited ride bracelet for the kids is offered.

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Hosted by Bridgewater Fire Department at the Bridgewater Fair Grounds: 100 Main Street South, Bridgewater, CT.

Contact Keri Peloso at (203) 617-5327 for more information.

Celebrate Corn

Friday, August 28 | 4:00PM - 7:00PM | Waltham, MA | directions | website

Celebrate Corn Season at the Gore Place Farm Stand!
Friday, August 28, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

On Friday, August 28th, you can eat roasted corn freshly picked from local farms and try some rosemary infused lemonade. There will be games on the lawn in front of the farmer’s cottage and if you purchase some fresh picked corn from the Farm Stand, we’ll help you turn the husks into great dolls and toys! Bring a picnic and visit the sheep and chickens! Admission is free. Food and beverages sold individually. Proceeds go to supporting all mission-related programs including the farm at Gore Place.

Gore Place | 52 Gore St. Waltham, MA |

Hosted by Gore Place at the Gore Place Farm: 52 Gore St., Waltham, MA.

Contact Thom Roach at (781) 894-2798 or by e-mail for more information.