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rhode island women in ag

Conference coming right up!

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he RI Women in Agriculture Conference will be on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 8:30am to 4:00pm at the University of RI (120 Flagg Rd. Kingston, Rhode Island 02881). You’ll hear from leaders in RI agriculture and be inspired by your peers. Trade show will provide information from ag non-profit organizations and ag-related vendors. Complete agenda will be available soon. Registration is $25 and includes breakfast and lunch. If you are a beginning farmer and would like to attend the conference for free, please email youngfarmernetwork@gmail.comwith your name, contact information, and 1-2 sentences about why you would like to attend the RI Women in Agriculture conference.
Register at: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventId=1408331


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lovely ladies seeking to buy their urban farm

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We are writing to ask for your support at a critical moment for Sidewalk Ends Farm. As you know, for three years now, we’ve worked hard to turn the vacant lot at 47 Harrison Street in Providence into the productive and fertile agricultural space it is today. 
 
Agriculture is slow work and, three years in, Sidewalk Ends still has so much unrealized potential. Owning the lot will enable us to build on our work and invest in it further. This is a dream we hold dear and we need your help to realize it.  If we don’t buy it, there is a good chance someone else will and this could mean the end of our farm.
 
Thank you for all of the support that you have given us as we’ve built Sidewalk Ends from the ground up.  Visit our campaign here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sidewalk-ends-farm/x/3157249?c=home
 
Yours in veggies,
Tess, Laura and Fay


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new england young farmers, get on this list serve!

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Hey everyone,

Just a reminder that our next YFN is TOMORROW!  All are welcome – don’t let the “Young” part of “Young Farmer Night” keep you away!!
We will be meeting at 6pm at the Anawan Grange, 118 Bay State Rd, Rehoboth, MA.  There will be a meet & greet, potluck, and panel discussion featuring folks involved with organizations such as the Farm Bureau, RI Agricultural Partnership, National Young Farmers’ Coalition and the New England Farmers’ Union.  Please bring a potluck dish to share and your own plate & fork!
Carpool update: 
Rides needed from Boston and Berkley, MA
Rides offered from South County (leaving from Richmond, RI) and Providence
Reply to this email and post on the Facebook page if you need a ride or have one to offer!
Hope to see you all there!
-Becca, Margiana & Tess
COMPLETE YFN 2013 SCHEDULE Continue reading


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young farmer nights

What rockers, self organizing in Rhode Island.
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Hey Everyone!
Just a reminder our next YFN is at the Urban Food Lab, 6pm,  Tuesday, April 23!!  110 Mineral Spring Ave, Pawtucket.
Bring a potluck dish, and forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested!
Other upcoming events:
**Value Added Producer Grant application workshops – check out the attached flier!  Three workshops coming up designed to teach farmers how to apply for VAPG funds, including time for one-on-one discussions with expert Nessa Richman.
**NRCS workshops – Come learn about funding available from the Natural Resource Conservation Service for things like high tunnels, irrigation systems, nutrient management plans, erosion control, etc.  March 26 in Chepachet, April 6 in Middletown and April 9 in Ashaway.  Flier attached, contact me for more info! Continue reading


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news from fertile underground

They’ve got a podcast of a recent radio show for you to listen to HERE. If you’re curious about the work of Fertile Underground, be sure to listen!
Michael has also finalized a series of presentations planned for early June, described in the image below.

And what’s more, they need some good workers for the cause!  Here’s the scoop.

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new project for fertile underground

an artist agricultural initiative in Providence, Rhode Island. They’ve got a new project, which you can help support through kickstarter.

Here’s the scoop:

Our mission primarily involves reclaiming “vacant” land for growing food, producing compost and forming beautiful living environments.  Continuing to share our love for fresh & non-toxic food, we are organizing some new methods for local food distribution on a medium scale.  One of these is our Food Truck, which will be traveling Providence serving prepared foods, and sharing the joy of Rhode Island farm goodies, coming in May.

The community has requested we expand this business venture, into also opening a “Rhody Bodega,” offering naturally grown local produce and grocery goods, in a beautiful Victorian neighborhood which was left behind as a “food desert,” yet now is home for a variety of residents from all walks of life and many parts of the world. Continue reading

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