Last Spring I started working at The Good Earth Organic Gardening Center in Hope, RI. A beautiful place just outside of Providence (but seemingly much farther) that carries an enormous range of organically grown plants and gardening supplies. They also farm organic vegetables and have a small CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).
I had never worked at a garden center or farm before, but I wanted to learn about how food is grown from the ground up! In order to achieve this I went to Farm Fresh RI's job fair and met Joyce and John of The Good Earth, who were interested in my willingness to learn despite my lack of experience.
A year later and I still have a lot to learn about organic farming and gardening, but its been great fun so far!
If you have never visited The Good Earth before, stop by tomorrow for The Good Earth Garden Party! In addition to their usual abundance of organic vegetable plants, perennials, annuals, and tropicals there will be free demonstrations on gardening and cooking, live music, kids activities, and a huge range of amazing artwork!
My friend Brett Mayette, a wild foods chef and cooking instructor with Conscious Cuisine, will be giving free cooking demonstrations and food samples of foraged foods! He will share cooking techniques, nutritional tips, and food samples, applying his culinary creativity to organic produce from The Good Earth as well as a variety of wild foods and herbs. Brett will teach you how to prepare roasted wild root vegetables, scrambled eggs with nettles, a wild greens salad, as well as fried dandelion flowers! Learn the health benefits of wild foods and herbs and how to incorporate them into your diet.
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Click here for a schedule of events and more details.
1800 Scituate Ave. Hope, RI 02831
10am to 5pm
See you at the party!!!