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Events: August 2018

Herbal Remedies: Make Your Own

Saturday, August 4 | 10:00AM - 12:30PM | Jamestown, RI | directions | website

Saturday, August 4, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 pm

Watson Farm, 455 North Main Road, Jamestown, R.I.

Join Herbalist Kristin Minto in a hands-on exploration of how to harvest and prepare common herbs and plants for making home remedies. Learn proper drying methods to preserve the highest quality possible for teas. Find out how to make your own tinctures, as well as the history and proper use of oils for preserving plants and making your own remedies. Under expert guidance, make your own sample to take home.

$20 Historic New England members
$25 nonmembers

Advance tickets recommended. Please call 401-423-0005 ext. 3 for more information or buy online.

Hosted by Historic New England's Watson Farm at the Watson Farm: 455 North Road, Jamestown, RI.

Contact Jane Hennedy at (401) 423-0005 for more information.

Organic Fruit Tree Production

Sunday, August 5 | 12:00PM - 2:00PM | North Scituate, RI | directions | website

Interested in starting a home or commercial orchard? Join us as Al and Jean Fuoroli, the owners of Elwood Orchard dive deep into the process of owning and operating an organic orchard. Covered topics will include how to get started, potential challenges that you may face in your orchard as well as the benefits of choosing disease resistant tree varieties. Hope to see you there!
Event is FREE. Registration encouraged but not required.

Hosted by Northeast Organic Farming Assoc. of RI at the Elwood Orchard: 58 Snake Hill Rd, North Scituate, RI.

Contact Kate Goodson at (401) 527-3420 or by e-mail for more information.

Farm to Table at Henry's Garden

Monday, August 6 | 7:00AM - 9:00AM | Westfield, MA | directions

The 3rd annual Farm to Table Dinner at Henry's Garden. Join this exceptional outside dining experience with a locally sourced menu overlooking Henry’s Garden (on the side lawn of the Horace Mann Center), a dining experience where the open air becomes the walls. The cost is $45 per person and includes an unforgettable seasonal feast.

Hosted by 01086 at the Garden at Horace Mann: 577 Western AVe., Westfield, MA.

Contact Suzanne Boniface at (413) 478-2652 or by e-mail for more information.

Developing Raised Field Beds

Sunday, August 19 10:00AM - Monday, August 6 12:00PM | Glocester, RI | directions | website

Join us as we learn how to develop raised field beds. At Hocus Pocus Farm, raised field beds were developed for preventing water runoff and disease transmission. Learn how to develop a raised bed by adding amendments, nutrients and compost and learn how to turn over the beds once a crop is ready to be harvested for the season. Soil health and fertility will also be discussed.
Event is FREE. Sponsored by USDA.

Hosted by Northeast Organic Farming Assoc. of RI at the Hocus Pocus Farm: 87 Reservoir Rd, Glocester, RI.

Contact Kate Goodson at (401) 527-3420 or by e-mail for more information.

Farming No-till on Leased Land Workshop & Potluck

Wednesday, August 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Cranston, RI | directions | website

This two hour workshop will discuss the pros and cons of leasing land as well as advise others on how to grow diversified crops on a no-till farm. This NOFA/RI event is co-sponsored with The Young Farmer Network.
POTLUCK DINNER after the workshop!
Plan to stay and join in the fun.

Hosted by Northeast Organic Farming Assoc. of RI at the Moonrose Farm: 684 Natick Ave., Cranston, RI.

Contact Jan Martin at (401) 569-8341 or by e-mail for more information.