Jul
17
Jul 21

URI Eco-Exploration Camp: STEAM-ing Ahead

  • URI Botanical Garden

About: This week of camp taps into science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Investigating the world through multiple lenses, campers will explore nature’s biological diversity; learn about structure and function in nature and the built world; create works of art; photograph nature; learn about energy, and create energy-generating prototypes. STEAM-ing Ahead is geared for ages 9-11 and runs Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from July 17-21.
Info: To register, visit uri.edu.

Jul
22
9:00 am09:00

Solarize Cranston Information Table

  • Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market

About: Solarize Cranston will have an information table at the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market. Visit the table to sign up for the program, meet the city’s chosen solar installer and find out about how the program makes going solar easy and affordable.
Info: Click here.

Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

Norman Bird Sanctuary Nature Hike & Picnic

  • 583 3rd Beach Road Middletown, RI, 02842 United States

About: Celebrate summer with a naturalist-guided hike along Norman Bird Sanctuary's shady woodland trails. After working up an appetite, relax in the apple orchard with your picnic lunch. This hike is perfect for families with children and will highlight animal tracks and signs, seasonal changes in plants, and other stories of the landscape. A rain date is scheduled for July 29.
Info: Visit normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Jul
22
6:30 pm18:30

Bowling for Rhinos

  • AMF Cranston Lanes

About: There are only five species of rhinoceros left in the world. Join the zoo keepers from Roger Williams Park Zoo for a fun night of bowling, and help save them. The Roger Williams Park Zoo chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) is hosting its 5th annual Bowling for Rhinos event to raise funds for rhinos and habitat conservation. Your ticket purchase includes three hours of bowling and shoe rental. Advance ticket cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 – 10. Door ticket cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 3-10. Children age 2 and under and guests who are not bowling are free.
Info: Visit rwpzoo.org.

 

 

Jul
25
5:00 pm17:00

Eat Pizza to Support ecoRI News

  • Flatbread Company Providence

About: Supporting ecoRI News is as easy as eating pizza. Join ecoRI News staff and board for pizza, drinks and raffle prizes at Flatbread Company Providence. A portion of the proceeds from all pizzas (eat-in or take-out) sold between 5 p.m and 9 p.m. will benefit ecoRI News' environmental reporting.
Info: Join the event Facebook page.

Jul
27
6:30 pm18:30

Solarize Cranston Information Table

  • William Hall Library

About: Solarize Cranston will have an information table at William Hall Library each week during its summer concert series. Visit the table to sign up for the program, meet the city’s chosen solar installer and find out about how the program makes going solar easy and affordable.
Info: Click here.

Jul
29
6:15 am06:15

Save the Bay Swim

  • Newport Navy Base

About: Swim, kayak or volunteer for Save The Bay’s largest annual fundraiser as 500 swimmers and nearly 200 kayakers trek 1.7 nautical miles across the Bay to raise money and awareness in an effort to protect and restore the Narragansett Bay region.
Info: Visit savebay.org.

Jul
29
8:00 am08:00

Exeter Eco-Depot

  • Exeter Town Hall

About: Resource Recovery in collaboration with the Town of Exeter Department of Public Works encourages Rhode Island residents to safely dispose of their summer household hazardous waste. This collection is available free of charge to Rhode Island residents only. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment call 401-942-1430 x241. 
Info: Visit ecodepotri.org.

 

Jul
29
9:00 am09:00

Solarize Cranston Information Table

  • Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market

About: Solarize Cranston will have an information table at the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market. Visit the table to sign up for the program, meet the city’s chosen solar installer and find out about how the program makes going solar easy and affordable.
Info: Click here.

Jul
30
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Jul
30
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Jul
31
Aug 4

URI Eco-Exploration Camp: Our Wild World

  • URI Botanical Gardens

About: Have you ever wondered what lives in the garden? This week, campers will learn about the amazing world of plants and animals. They’ll visit a URI greenhouse, net insects, and meet mammals and birds that live in Rhode Island, through activities, artifacts and exploration of the URI Botanical Gardens and nearby North Woods. Campers will learn about ecological principals, natural history, nature from an artist’s viewpoint and play games. At the end of the week week, campers will have a widened perspective of nature and will be equipped to turn any backyard into a living laboratory. This week of Eco-Exploration Camp is geared for ages 6-9 and runs Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from July 31-Aug. 4.
Info: To register, visit uri.edu.

Aug
3
5:30 pm17:30

Growing Medicinal Herbs for Value-Added Products

  • Farmacy Herbs

About: 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 ins and outs of a small-scale value-added herbal company. This workshop is free, but pre-registration is recommended. 
Info: To register, click here.

Aug
3
6:30 pm18:30

Solarize Cranston Information Table

  • William Hall Library

About: Solarize Cranston will have an information table at William Hall Library each week during its summer concert series. Visit the table to sign up for the program, meet the city’s chosen solar installer and find out about how the program makes going solar easy and affordable.
Info: Click here.

Aug
5
9:00 am09:00

Solarize Cranston Information Table

  • Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market

About: Solarize Cranston will have an information table at the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market. Visit the table to sign up for the program, meet the city’s chosen solar installer and find out about how the program makes going solar easy and affordable.
Info: Click here.

Aug
5
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Festival Pier

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Aug
6
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Aug
10
6:30 pm18:30

Solarize Cranston Information Table

  • William Hall Library

About: Solarize Cranston will have an information table at William Hall Library each week during its summer concert series. Visit the table to sign up for the program, meet the city’s chosen solar installer and find out about how the program makes going solar easy and affordable.
Info: Click here.

Aug
12
9:00 am09:00

Solarize Cranston Information Table

  • Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market

About: Solarize Cranston will have an information table at the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market. Visit the table to sign up for the program, meet the city’s chosen solar installer and find out about how the program makes going solar easy and affordable.
Info: Click here.

Aug
13
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Aug
15
9:00 am09:00

Project Learning Tree Early Childhood Teacher Training

  • Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge

About: Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, youth leaders, parents and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12 in both formal and informal settings. Attendees of this training will receive: High-quality professional development for both formal and non-formal educators; hands-on lessons for young children that integrate investigations of nature with art, literature, math, music and movement; tips to safely take young children outdoors and bring nature into the classroom; invitation into a diverse and supportive professional network; PLT’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood Guide and CD with more 130 activities.
Info: To learn more or to register, visit rieea.org.

Aug
16
9:00 am09:00

Project Learning Tree K-8 Teacher Training

  • Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge

About: Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, youth leaders, parents and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12 in both formal and informal settings. Register now for PLT's K-8 Teacher Training and receive: High-quality professional development for both formal and non-formal educators; flexible, investigation-based activities–rich with STEM, language arts, and social studies–that meet state standards, CCSS, and NGSS; tips to safely take children outdoors and bring nature into your classroom; invitation into a diverse and supportive professional network; PLT’s K-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide with 96 multi-disciplinary activities.
Info: To learn more or to register, visit rieea.org.

Aug
17
6:30 pm18:30

Solarize Cranston Information Table

  • William Hall Library

About: Solarize Cranston will have an information table at William Hall Library each week during its summer concert series. Visit the table to sign up for the program, meet the city’s chosen solar installer and find out about how the program makes going solar easy and affordable.
Info: Click here.

Aug
19
9:00 am09:00

Solarize Cranston Information Table

  • Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market

About: Solarize Cranston will have an information table at the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market. Visit the table to sign up for the program, meet the city’s chosen solar installer and find out about how the program makes going solar easy and affordable.
Info: Click here.

Aug
19
9:00 am09:00

Foam Fest: Styrofoam Recycling Event

  • KWD Inc.

About: The second Blackstone Heritage Corridor Inc. event offers residents of any community the opportunity to recycle Styrofoam, which isn’t accepted in any local curbside recycling program. KWD recycles expanded polystyrene (EPS/#6) products, also known as Styrofoam, and offers this service every day with a drop-off station on its loading dock. Foam Fest serves as an open house to allow people an inside look at the recycling operation and learn which products are accepted. Styrofoam brought to KWD must be clean and dry and, if dropped off on the loading dock, should be placed into a plastic bag. Common Styrofoam products accepted for recycling include firm white foam used in shipping, standard packing peanuts (not biodegradable), meat trays, produce trays, and coffee cups that have been washed and dried.
Info: Contact Bonnie Combs at bcombs@BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org or call 508-234-4242.

Aug
19
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Festival Pier

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Aug
20
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Aug
22
6:30 pm18:30

Solar Makes $ense

  • Cranston Central Library

About: Come learn more about the many incentives and credits that make solar affordable. Representatives from Cranston and RGS Energy will be available to answer your questions. The deadline for participating in the Solarize Cranston program is Sept. 8, 2017.
Info: Visit solarizeri.com.

 

Aug
27
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Sep
2
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Festival Pier

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Sep
3
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Sep
16
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Cold Spring Park

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Sep
16
3:30 pm15:30

8th Annual Woony River Ride Bike-A-Thon

  •  1 Financial Way, Providence, RI 02903

About: Get on your bike and explore the Woonasquatucket River while supporting Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC). Ride 60, 45, 30, 10 or 5 miles with full support from WRWC's team of volunteers. Following the ride, enjoy an after party at Waterplace Park featuring live music, food and prizes for fundraisers.
Info: To learn more and to register, visit wrwc.org.

Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Sep
24
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Oct
7
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Cold Spring Park

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Oct
8
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Oct
15
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Oct
21
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Cold Spring Park

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Oct
22
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Oct
29
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Nov
2
4:30 pm16:30

“SUSTAIN: Delight in the Sensational Flavors of the Earth”

  • Wallace L. Anderson Gallery, Bridgewater State University

About: The opening reception will feature interdisciplinary artist Ivana George, who will discuss her work. The exhibition, which runs though Dec. 1, explores concepts of sustainability through organic urban agriculture, celebrates the beauty of fruits and vegetables grown in the backyard, and “revels in the sensual enjoyment of these flavors of the Earth.” Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Info: Click here.


Jul
20
7:00 pm19:00

Storms on the Horizon: Climate Change and Weather

  • URI Graduate School of Oceanography Corless Auditorium

About: This “Bay Informed Discussion Series” talk will be held by URI graduate students Nyla Husain and Victoria Treadaway. The first part of the talk will focus on how air-sea interactions affect marine weather by the transport of heat, momentum and gases at the ocean surface. The second part will focus on how storms affect the chemistry of the atmosphere. Free and open to the public.
Info: Click here.

Jul
20
6:30 pm18:30

Solarize Cranston Information Table

  • William Hall Library

About: Solarize Cranston will have an information table at William Hall Library each week during its summer concert series. Visit the table to sign up for the program, meet the city’s chosen solar installer and find out about how the program makes going solar easy and affordable.
Info: Click here.

Jul
20
5:30 pm17:30

Earth Care Farm Compost Tour: Soil Fertility and Garlic Harvesting and Curing

  • Earth Care Farm

About: This on-farm workshop, hosted by Northeast Organic Farming Association of Rhode Island, will focus on soil fertility and garlic harvesting and curing at Earth Care Farm. We’ll see the farm and learn about Earth Care’s 17 years of garlic seed saving, as well as their composting operation. This workshop is free but pre-registration is recommended. 
Info: To register, click here.

Jul
20
5:30 pm17:30

Providence Green Drinks

  • Ogie's Trailer Park

About: Each month Providence Green Drinks, hosted by Social Enterprise Greenhouse, highlights the work of organizations innovating in the environment sector, followed by discussion and networking over food and drink. This is a great opportunity to find out how you can get involved in a thriving community. This month's Green Drinks will feature the work of the Rhode Island Association of Conservation Commissions, a non-profit, grassroots organization devoted to fostering cooperation and coordination of municipal conservation commissions on a regional and statewide level.
Info: RSVP here.

Jul
16
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Jul
15
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Al’s Waterfront Restaurant

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Jul
15
9:30 am09:30

Hike with a Forester: Woods Walk and Talk

  • Naugatuck State Forest

About: See a wide variety of habitats from vernal pools to ridgetop communities on very thin soils, a variety of forest management practices, invasive species, recovery from a wildfire in the mid-1990s, and an excellent view from the Mount Sanford overlook.
Info: Click here.

Jul
15
8:30 am08:30

Dehumidifier Turn-In

  • R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation

About: Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and National Grid invite Rhode Island residents to recycle old, functional dehumidifiers. This event is available to National Grid customers only, and unlike previous collections will not coincide with an Eco-Depot event. Residents who participate will receive a $30 recycling incentive rebate, a $30 mail-in rebate toward a new energy-efficient dehumidifier, and National Grid will cover the cost of recycling. Residents must have ID for proof of residency and must complete a rebate form to receive the rebates. Turn-in is limited to two units per Rhode Island household.
Info: Call 401-942-1430, ext. 241.

Jul
15
8:00 am08:00

Smithfield Eco-Depot

  • Smithfield Public Works

About: Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation invites residents to safely dispose of household hazardous waste. This collection is available to Rhode Island residents only, and to help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment or to view the entire 2017 Eco-Depot schedule, click here.
Info: Call 401-942-1430, ext. 241.

Jul
13
6:00 pm18:00

The Story of Hanging Rock at Norman Bird Sanctuary

  • Norman Bird Sanctuary

About: Have you ever wondered how Norman Bird Sanctuary's (NBS) massive Hanging Rock ridge came to be? Join NBS education director Rachel Holbert for an evening walking lecture to learn about the geology of the region. Find out what Narragansett Bay and our stone walls have in common and why Red Fox ridge isn’t made of puddingstone. This intermediate-level hike will be about 2 miles across rocky terrain. Cost is $10 for members and $12 for non-members.
Info: Visit normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Jul
13
5:00 pm17:00

Table to Farm at The Grange

  • The Grange

About: Table to Farm is an annual fundraiser and the brainchild of Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) friend Rob Yaffe, owner of The Grange, a restaurant and live-music specializing in vegetarian dishes made with locally grown produce (much of it from SCLT-supported urban farms). During Table to Farm night, The Grange will donate 100 percent of the restaurant's proceeds to SCLT.
Info: Visit southsideclt.org.

Jul
11
5:00 pm17:00

Flatbread Pizza Fundraiser for RIEEA

  • Flatbread Company Providence

About: The RI Environmental Education Association (RIEEA) is back at Flatbread Company Providence this summer. Bring your family and friends to enjoy some delicious, locally-sourced food and support RIEEA while you're at it. RIEEA will receive a portion of the proceeds from every pizza sold that evening — including take-out. Bring your appetite.
Info: Visit rieea.org.

Jul
10
6:00 pm18:00

Evening Foraging Walk

  • The Sawmill

About: Join wild foods enthusiast Russ Cohen, author of the book “Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten” and the Buzzards Bay Coalition for this two-hour ramble to learn about at least 20 species of edible wild plants that grow in southeastern Massachusetts. To register for this free event, click here.

Jul
10
6:00 pm18:00

Watson Farm Grasslands Management Forage Production for Grass-Based Livestock

  • Watson Farm

About: This twilight pasture walk at Watson Farm — hosted by the Northeast Organic Farming Association and Southside Community Land Trust — will be led by farm managers Don Minto and Chris Dvorak, who have been managing Red Devon Cattle and sheep on the farm for more than 35 years. This discussion and tour will feature forage-management practices that have evolved and have been implemented on Watson Farm’s extensive grasslands. A wide range of practical topics will be discussed.
Info: To register, click here.

Jul
9
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Jul
8
8:00 am08:00

Johnston Eco-Depot

  • Rhode Island Resource Recovery

About: In an effort to promote a safer home and a cleaner state during the summer season and beyond, Rhode Island Resource Recovery will host this free Eco-Depot collection in Johnston. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment call 401-942-1430, ext. 241. Rhode Islanders may make an appointment for any Eco-Depot event that fits their schedule.
Info: Visit ecodepotri.org.

Jul
8
8:00 am08:00

Westerly Eco-Depot

  • Westerly Public Works Department

About: In an effort to promote a safer home and a cleaner state during the summer season and beyond, Rhode Island Resource Recovery will host this free Eco-Depot collection in Westerly. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment call 401-942-1430, ext. 241. Rhode Islanders may make an appointment for any Eco-Depot event that fits their schedule.
Info: Visit ecodepotri.org.

Jul
2
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Jul
1
10:00 am10:00

Environmental Tours on Riverboat Explorer

  • Al’s Waterfront Restaurant

About: Discover the Blackstone River’s environment alongside Mystic Aquarium science educators. Learn about the science of the river’s plants, animals, wetlands and recovery from pollution. The 45-minute tours also features an opportunity to interact an underwater remotely-operated vehicle allowing you to explore below the river’s depths. Tours run the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 and 11 a.m.
Info: Click here.

Jun
29
5:30 pm17:30

Pollinators and Your Land

  • Godena Farm

About: Participants will learn how to create beautiful, functional pollinator habitat on your farm or forestland. Godena Farm’s manager will be joined by staff from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District to speak about site preparation and planting techniques, choosing an appropriate seed mix, how to support Rhode Island’s native pollinators, and federal funding opportunities. The tour is free, but registration is required. The event is geared toward farm and forestland owners, but all are welcome.
Info: Click here.

Jun
25
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • 691 Main Street Warren, RI, 02885 United States

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.

Jun
25
9:00 am09:00

New England Pastured Poultry Day

  • Pat's Pastured

About: Spend a day with New England pastured poultry producers and take advantage of a special offer from Northeast Organic Farming Association and Southside Community Land Trust for free admission. This community day is a networking opportunity to meet with other pastured poultry farmers in the region, form alliances and learn from each other. All experience levels welcome. Lunch will be provided. This event is rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather. Cost is $10-$20.
Info: To register, click here.

 

 

Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

Norman Bird Sanctuary's Nest Watch: Citizen Science Series

  • Norman Bird Sanctuary

About: Join a Norman Bird Sanctuary (NBS) naturalist for a short walk and presentation to find out which species of birds are breeding at NBS, which ones need special habitat and what you can do to help monitor these bird families. By understanding how to collect information about nesting birds, you can contribute to citizen science and help protect the future of these flying jewels.
Info: Visit normanbirdsanctuary.org.

 

Jun
24
10:00 am10:00

Providence Energy Fair

  • Southside Cultural Center

About:  Learn how to save money and help the environment while enjoying family-friendly live music and food trucks. This free event, hosted by the Sierra Club, the City of Providence and People’s Power & Light, will feature an outdoor vendor area with booths for nonprofit organizations and solar vendors. There will also be a series of short workshops on energy-related topics and an electric vehicle display area. The Environmental Justice League will lead two "Toxic Tours" from the fair. In addition to these groups, Acadia Center, the RI Office of Energy Resources, Groundwork Rhode Island, RISE Engineering (representing Nation Grid’s free energy audits), and CAPP (discussing LIHEAP and Weatherization programs) will participate. Translation services and childcare will be provided for the speaking program.
Info: Click here.

Jun
24
8:00 am08:00

South Kingstown Eco-Depot

  • South Kingstown Town Hall

About: Resource Recovery in conjunction with the town of South Kingstown Public Works Department will host a collection of household hazardous waste.. This special event is available free of charge to Rhode Island residents only. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment, call 401-942-1430 x241.
Info: Visit ecodepotri.org.

 

Jun
20
6:00 pm18:00

Private Well Workshop

  • Cross Mills Public Library

About: In Rhode Island, private well owners are responsible for testing and maintaining the quality of their own well water. To provide residents with information on private well water testing, treatment and maintenance, water-quality experts from URI and the state Department of Health will provide educational materials and answer questions.
Info: Click here.

Jun
19
5:00 pm17:00

Evolving Greens Wash Station at Wishing Stone Farm

  • Wishing Stone Farm

About: With Food Safety Modernization Act and Community Accreditation for Produce Safety compliance in mind, participants will analyze wash stations' pros and cons and discuss food safety issues. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.
Info: To register, click here.

Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

Hope & Main Schoolyard Market

  • Hope & Main

About: Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. Schoolyard Market is an extension of the organization's mission, aiming to connect our local "foodieconomy" by bringing farmers, fishers and food producers together with consumers. The market is held every Sunday through Oct. 29, 2017.
Info: Visit makefoodyourbusiness.org.