local events

Garden and Herb Festival

One of the most peaceful and bucolic parts of my hometown of Tiverton, RI is Tiverton Four Corners. The roads at this four-way intersection all lead to something wonderful – farms, beaches, hiking trails, vineyards, and some incredible local favorite shops and restaurants including The Provender, Milk and Honey,  Four Corners Grill, and the iconic […]

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Making Cold-Processed Soap

Newport Seafoam Trading Company is housed in a beautiful storefront in the historic Lower Thames Street area of downtown Newport. The cozy shop is filled with natural light and a gorgeous array of all-natural products for the body and home. Shop owner and head mixtress Boiana was inspired to try her grandmother’s recipe for a moisturizing soap made with all-natural […]

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The wild side of Bristol

Bristol, RI is probably most famous for being home to the oldest continuous Independence Day Celebration in the country. Seriously, people start yelling “Happy Fourth (or Fowth depending on how long you’ve lived in RI for)” to each other in early June.  The whole two weeks leading up to the parade is slightly chaotic mix of free outdoor […]

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Honey Tasting and Bee Lecture

Each year, the Bristol Land Conservation Trust, for which I am a volunteer hosts a lecture.  This year was all about the Honey Bee. Our board president, Raymon Payson met a beekeeper named Jon Nelson who has created a no-kill method of removing unwanted bees from people’s houses and landscapes. Besides being a more humane […]

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Frerich’s Farm Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, Warren, RI

Frerichs Farm is a nursery and farm located in Warren, RI. Each fall they host the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh-off in which huge pumpkins from as far away as Canada compete for the glory of “Biggest Pumpkin.” I’d been meaning to go for years and this past fall, we finally made it. […]

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Wreath Making at Faella Farm

A friend signed me up for a wreath making workshop held at Faella Farm in Peace Dale, RI yesterday. I woke up early and drove over in the sunny cold, listening to Christmas music and trying to get into the spirit. When I arrived, the other participants were already cutting their greens and chatting affably. The […]

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Moonrise Walk at Mt. Hope Farm

The Bristol Land Conservation Trust hosted another Moonrise Walk with Mt. Hope Farm this year. Our event was part of series of more than 60 scheduled outdoor activities called RI Land Trust Days, a two month-long celebration of land trusts in RI. This year, the skies were even clearer and we didn’t need our StarMap app […]

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Full Moon on the Farm, Bristol, RI

This week, the Bristol Conservation Land Trust hosted a moon walk as part of a wonderful series of events called Land Trust Days.  Created by the RI Land Trust Council, the goal of these Land Trust Days is to encourage people to get outside and enjoy all of the great preserved landscapes we have in […]

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