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Events: September 2014

Practical Options for Food Production Resiliance in an Increasingly Variable Climate

Monday, September 1 7:00AM - Thursday, August 21 9:00AM | Newton, MA | directions | website

Dr. Christine Jones is an internationally-acclaimed agricultural consultant with a specific message regarding sequestration of carbon and humus development through appropriate agricultural practices. Also Sept. 2 in Amherst (same link for more info).

Hosted by NOFA/MA at the Newton Community Farm: 303 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA.

Contact Nicole Belanger at (978) 355-2853 or by e-mail for more information.

Zero Trash Birthday Bash

Thursday, September 4 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

For the last four years ecoRI News has held a "Zero Trash Bash" as a fundraiser for their organization. Not only do they provide news about local environmental and social justice issues, they also run various public outreach and educational programs designed to educate people. Come and support them September 4th!

Hosted by ecoRI News at the Easy Entertaining Café: 166 Valley Street, Providence, RI.

Contact Joanna by e-mail for more information.

NOFA/RI CRAFT Workshop - All About Alliums

Wednesday, September 10 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Pawtucket, RI | directions | website

Rain date: September 11, 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Directions: To find this urban farm, enter through the front of Galego Court, wind your way to the back and park behind the 80/90 building.

The allium family of plants offers many varieties from scallions and leeks to shallots and onions. Alliums naturally resist deer and rodent predation. Farmers Emily Jodka and Bleu Grijalva will discuss when and how to plant French Grey shallots and garlic and starting onions from seed. Learn how to care, harvest, cure and store your alliums. See the 2014 harvest and help plant next season’s and you may even learn to braid onions!

A farm tour will include three geodesic dome greenhouses with an aquaponic systems. Emily will discuss the nitrogen cycle and the relationship between fish and plants.

Since the spring of 2010, New Urban Farmers (NUF) has operated their urban farm within Galego Court, a public housing community for families. Residents even have community garden beds to grow their own and NUF runs adult and youth programs during the season. The farm also has a mini fruit orchard and a “mushroom house.” The farm team also grows in Seekonk, MA and Warren, RI on over 20 total acres.

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

Hosted by NOFA/RI at the New Urban Farmers: Galego Court, 483 Weeden Street, Pawtucket, RI.

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

URI Fall Garden School

Saturday, September 20 | 9:00AM - 2:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

This season's garden school is a modern take on homesteading techniques. Join us outdoors in the garden as we learn about a selection of traditional practices relevant to the conscious consumer of today.

Classes Include:

-Food Preservation Demonstration
-Permaculture Basics
-Raising Bees at Home
-Raising Chickens at Home

To make this school even sweeter, our URI Master Gardener soil testers will be on site to provide free pH analyses while you learn. Fall is a great time to get your soil in shape for next year's growing season. CLICK HERE to learn how to collect soil samples.

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

Contact Mamie Chen at (401) 874-2900 for more information.

Flash Light Maze - Saturday Nights

Saturday, September 20 7:00PM - Saturday, October 25 9:00PM | Foster, RI | directions | website

The 2014 Themed Maze, "Man's Best Friend" stays open Saturday Nights until 9pm as a Flash Light Maze. Enter with Flash Lights - nothing scary or haunted.

Hosted by Cucumber Hill Farm at the Cucumber Hill Farm: 39 Cucumber Hill Road, Foster, RI.

Contact Chris at (401) 397-7500 or by e-mail for more information.

Fall Harvest Menu Cooking Class

Thursday, September 25 | 3:30PM - 8:30PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

Learn how to best use in season fresh local ingredients from this bountiful time of year for your next family dinner, or party with friends. At the end of the evening, you will be able to eat what you have made along with a selection of paired wines and locally crafted beers.

Hosted by Amos House at the Friendship Cafe: 500 Broad St., Providence, RI.

Contact Sarah LaFerriere at (401) 272-0220 x225 or by e-mail for more information.