Don’t miss out on these great summer events!


Monday, July 10, 6:00 PM -8 PM
Watson Farm Grasslands Management Forage Production for Grass Based Livestock.  Free.  Register Here.

Livestock On-Farm Workshop Host: Watson Farm
455 North Rd, Jamestown, RI 02835
Directions
This twilight Pasture Walk at Historic New England’s Watson Farm in Jamestown will be led by Don Minto and Chris Dvorak, Farm Managers, who have been managing Red Devon Cattle and sheep on these Historic grasslands for well over 35 years.
This discussion and tour will feature forage management practices that have evolved and been implemented on Watson Farm’s extensive grasslands.


Thursday, July 20th, 5:30 PM
Earth Care Farm Compost Tour: Soil Fertility and Garlic Harvesting/Curing

Craft On-Farm Workshop Location: Earth Care Farm 89 A Country Drive Charlestown, RI 02813
Directions

This on-farm workshop will focus on soil fertility and garlic harvesting and curing at Earth Care Farm. We’ll see the farm itself and learn about Earth Care’s 17 years of garlic seed saving, as well as their composting operation.

For more 40 years Earth Care Farm has been producing high quality farm-made compost that gardeners and landscapers, big & small have come to rely upon to enrich their soil naturally.

This on-farm workshop made possible thanks to a generous Farm Viability grant though the RI Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Agriculture.

Everyone is welcome.  Registration is not required, but encouraged.  Please, Register FREE Here.


Thursday August 3.  5:30 PM -7:30 PM
Growing Medicinal Herbs for Value Added Products

Harvesting herbs at Farmacy Herbs

Harvesting herbs at Farmacy Herb Farm

Craft On-Farm Workshop Location: Farmacy Herbs,
959 Hopkins Hill Road, West Greenwich, RI
Directions here.

Join Mary Blue and Glen Cory of Farmacy Herbs on their medicinal herb farm for a presentation about developing high quality value added herbal products. From harvest methods to drying to packaging and distribution, this presentation will cover the in’s and out’s of a small scale value added herbal company.

Farmacy Herbs cultivates and wildcrafts herbs on local farms and on their 5 acre farm in Southern Rhode Island.

Register to hold your spot.  Event is free.


NOFA Summer Conference, Aug. 11 – 13, 2017, New Site: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA nofasummerconference.org.


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