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Events: July 2014

OPEN FRIDAY

Friday, July 11 | 2:00PM - 6:00PM | MIDDLEBOROUGH, MA | directions | website

Come down and join us Friday from 2pm until 6pm sit by the river and enjoy the market and its goodies.

Hosted by MIDDLEBOROUGH FARMERS MARKET at the OLIVER MILL PARK: ROURE 44 EAST, MIDDLEBOROUGH, MA.

Contact KAREN at (508) 946-1090 or by e-mail for more information.

URI Eco-Exploration Summer Camp

Monday, July 14 9:00AM - Friday, July 18 3:30PM | Kingston, RI | directions | website

WEEK 1 | WHERE THE WILD THINGS LIVE: ON CAMPUS

July 14-18, 2014, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm daily
Grades 1 – 6 (ages 6-12)
URI Botanical Gardens, 3 East Alumni Avenue, Kingston, RI

Have you ever wondered what type of animals may be living in the garden? This week, campers will net insects, track mammals and catalog the birds and amphibians that inhabit the URI Botanical Gardens and the nearby North Woods habitat. They will investigate animal diversity by viewing birds’ nests, mammal skulls and insect specimens. Campers will have the chance to cool off at the URI pool, and will leave this week equipped to turn any backyard into a living laboratory! Lunch is not included.

Hosted by URI Outreach Center at the URI Outreach Center: 3 East Alumni, Kingston, RI.

Contact Mamie Chen at (401) 874-2900 or by e-mail for more information.

How to Brew Beer, Demonstration

Friday, July 18 | 3:30PM - 5:00PM | Marshfield, MA | directions | website

Free admission and parking. Demo is by South Shore Homebrew and will go through all the steps for you live during the farmers' market.

Hosted by Marshfield Farmers' Market at the Marshfield Fairgrounds: 140 Main St, Marshfield, MA.

Contact Lorrie Dahlen at (781) 635-0889 or by e-mail for more information.

Eastern Rhode Island 4-H Country Fair

Saturday, July 19 9:00AM - Sunday, July 20 5:00PM | Portsmouth, RI | directions | website

Looking for something fun to do with your family while in Newport County or if you live in the area?

Look no further. ERI 4-H Country Fair is a local 4-H fair put on by volunteers that work hard through the year to bring a variety of activity and fun at an inexpensive cost for family fun!

Admission is $2.00

Fair opens at 9am and closes at 5pm both days!

We also offer on going activities and games for children FREE!

Hosted by Eastern RI 4H at the Glen Park: Glen Road, Portsmouth, RI.

Contact Heidi Small at (401) 874-7143 or by e-mail for more information.

Save Our Seeds Screening - PROVIDENCE

Thursday, July 24 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

One of the world’s most precious resources is at risk and most people don’t know that is happening or what to do. This groundbreaking film will help others learn what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food: SEEDS.

In this feature documentary you’ll meet a diverse range of individuals whose lives center around seeds. Farmers. Renegade gardeners. Passionate seed savers. Artists. Seed activists. The most innovative thinkers and consciousness raisers of our generation. This film will take viewers on a journey to experience the story of seeds like no other. To learn more visit www.opensesamemovie.com.

To register for "Saving & Sharing Seeds Workshop with Seed Savers Exchange" on Thursday, July 31, click here: https://seedsavingworkshopri.eventbrite.com.

Hosted by Whole Foods at the RISD Museum - Metcalf Auditorium: 20 N. Main Street, Providence, RI.

Contact Bonnie Combs by e-mail for more information.

RI Food Swap

Sunday, July 27 | 2:00PM - 4:00PM | Providence, RI | directions | website

The RI Food Swap is a community group that encourages the celebration, discovery and sharing of handmade and homegrown food.

A food swap is part silent auction/part village marketplace/part fun-loving open house where your homemade, homegrown, and foraged creations become your own personal currency for use in swapping with other participants. Diversify your pantry while meeting your friends and neighbors.

If you'd like to join us, RSVP on our Facebook page or email us at rifoodswap@gmail.com.

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Hosted by RI Food Swap at the Stock Culinary Goods: 756 Hope Street, Providence, RI.

Contact Jessica Purcell at (401) 207-6545 or by e-mail for more information.

URI Eco-Exploration Summer Camp

Monday, July 28 9:00AM - Friday, August 1 3:30PM | Providence, RH | directions

WEEK 2 | ECO-CRUSADERS: URBAN DISCOVERY

July 28-August 1, 2014
Grades 3 – 6 (ages 8-12)
Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, 1 Floral Way, Providence

This week encourages kids entering grades 3-6 to take a closer look at RI’s environment, empowering them to “be the change they want to see in the world.” Why do we compost and who lives in the compost pile? Why do we need pollinators and how can we attract them to the garden? What can we do to protect the water we drink, swim and fish in? Campers will learn the importance of land stewardship and the processes that bring our food from farm to table. Lunch is included.

Hosted by URI Outreach Center at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center: 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RH.

Contact Mamie Chen at (401) 874-2900 or by e-mail for more information.

Save Our Seeds Screening - CRANSTON

Wednesday, July 30 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM | Cranston, RI | directions | website

Join us for a free screening of the documentary Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds. One of the world’s most precious resources is at risk and most people don’t know that it is happening or what to do. This groundbreaking film will help others learn what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food: SEEDS. This film takes viewers on a journey to experience the story of seeds like no other. To learn more about the film visit opensesamemovie.com. And to reserve your free seat, visit opensesame-cranston.eventbrite.com.

Hosted by Whole Foods at the William Hall Library: 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI.

Contact Bonnie Combs by e-mail for more information.

Beehive Tour And Honey Tasting

Thursday, July 31 | 10:00AM - 11:30AM | Middletown, RI | directions | website

Come tour the beehives at Prescott Farm with beekeeper Jeff Mello of Aquidneck Honey. Learn about the practice of beekeeping. Enjoy tasty samples of this local honey along with homemade johnnycakes. Reservations required.

Hosted by Aquidneck Honey at the Prescott Farm: 2009 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI.

Contact Liz at (401) 846-4152 or by e-mail for more information.

Saving & Sharing Seeds Workshop with Seed Savers Exchange

Thursday, July 31 | 6:30PM - 8:00PM | Cranston, RI | directions | website

As a follow up to the screenings of Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds this month, we’ve invited Seed Savers Exchange to Rhode Island to give a workshop on seed saving and seed sharing. In the days before seed catalogs, harvesting seeds for the next year’s garden was essential. Today, saving and sharing seeds plays a critical role in preserving rare, heirloom varieties and the garden heritage they represent. Join Seed Savers Exchange to discuss the process of saving seeds from garden fruits and vegetables – tomatoes, squash, peppers, melons, beans, and more - and learn how to participate in this backyard preservation. Presented by: Grant Olson - Public Programs Manager - Seed Savers Exchange. To learn more about Seed Savers Exchange, visit seedsavers.org. For FREE tickets to this workshop, visit seedsavingworkshopri.eventbrite.com

Hosted by Whole Foods at the William Hall Library: 1825 Broad Street, Cranston, RI.

Contact Bonnie Combs by e-mail for more information.