CRAFT Workshop Postponed by Rain

Mary Blue at Farmacy Herbs

Mary Blue at Farmacy Herbs

Growing and Harvesting Medicinal Roots
New date: Sunday, October 16, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Farmacy Herbs
959 Hopkins Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI
Directions here.

Parking on the corner of Bentley Hill Road and Hopkins Hill Road

Free CRAFT Workshop

Mary Blue of Farmacy Herbs will discuss cultivation, harvest and curing techniques for medicinal roots.  Learn how to prepare herb beds for winter’s rest and how to make nutrient-rich compost.

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

Farmacy offers education programs 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.

Organic Certification Cost Sharing Available

USDA organic logoBe sure to turn in your Cost-Share applications to the Rhode Island DEM, Division of Agriculture before the September 30, 2016 deadline.

Download the cost-share application forms, a list of eligible expenses and information here.

If demand exceeds the funds allocated by USDA to Rhode Island, applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have questions, contact Matt Green, Environmental Scientist, Plant Industry Section, Rhode Island DEM, Division of Agriculture via phone: 401-222-2781 ext. 4516, fax: 401-222-6047 or email: