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Indie Growers to Host NOFA/RI CRAFT Workshop on January 30

BRISTOL, RI – The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Rhode Island (NOFA/RI) is pleased to announce the next Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) workshop. Indie Growers will host a workshop called “Root to Shoot Farming and Creating the Chef’s Garden” on Saturday, January 30 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Attendees are invited to visit the Mount Hope Farm Farmers Market and then join Lee Ann in the the Indie Growers greenhouse below the Mount Hope Farm Barn.

To squish or not to squish…that is the question! Lee Ann Freitas of Indie Growers has over ten years experience with greenhouse growing and will help answer this question. In this free CRAFT Workshop, Lee Ann will be opening her greenhouse to share tips on insect and pest identification. She will also share her unique and holistic approach to growing that she calls “Root to Shoot.” Lee Ann will discuss small space gardening and essential herbs for creating your own unique and flavorful garden.

Indie Growers is located in the greenhouse behind the Mount Hope Farmers Market in Bristol, RI. Indie Growers is a purveyor of unique greens, vegetables, herbs and edible blossoms. Find Indie Growers products at James Beard Award winning restaurants and fine food establishments in Boston and Providence. All Indie Growers products are grown sustainably, independent of chemicals.

In case of dangerous winter weather, this NOFA/RI CRAFT workshop will be postponed to Sunday, January 31 at 1 pm.

In the NOFA/RI CRAFT series, experienced farmers share best practices with other farmers, farm workers, apprentices, gardeners and consumers.

NOFA/RI CRAFT workshops are free to everyone thanks to a generous Farm Viability grant though the RI Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Agriculture which seeks to enhance farmers’ ability to grow and market their crops. Registration is not required for NOFA/RI CRAFT Workshops.

Formed in 1990, NOFA/RI is an organization of farmers, consumers, gardeners and environmentalists working to promote organic farming and organic land care practices. NOFA/RI fosters a healthy relationship to the natural world through educational workshops, advocacy and participation in local and regional events. NOFA/RI works to increase the acreage of land sustainably and organically managed and to provide access to local organic food for all Rhode Islanders. NOFA/RI is affiliated with other NOFA chapters through the NOFA Interstate Council.

New England Institute of Technology to Host “Tech Nite” Open House

EAST GREENWICH, RI – New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will hold its “Tech Nite” Open House at the East Greenwich Campus on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Visitors should report to the East Greenwich, RI, campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. where tours of this campus, as well as the Post Road and Access Road campuses, will depart. “Tech Nite” follows an open house format allowing individuals interested in studying at the college the opportunity to tour any of its three campuses as well as to speak with faculty, Admissions, and Financial Aid personnel.

New England Tech offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s and online degree programs in more than 50 technical and professional fields. All programs emphasize hands-on training courses combined with an integrated liberal arts core.

Programs of study consist of health sciences including nursing, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist assistant, surgical technology, medical laboratory technology, respiratory care, paramedic technology and electronic health records; information technology including software engineering, network engineering and cybersecurity; electronics; architectural building and mechanical engineering technologies; video game design and development; interior design; criminal justice; transportation including automotive, automotive collision and marine; graphic, multimedia and web design; digital media production; business management; veterinary technology, veterinary practice management technology, as well as the trades including electrical; plumbing, heating and gas; refrigeration/air conditioning, and building construction/cabinet making.  NEIT also offers a fully online RN to BSN degree program for registered nurses. Master of Science degree programs include Occupational Therapy, Information Technology and Construction Management.

For more information regarding “Tech Nite” or any of NEIT’s programs, contact the Admissions office at 800-736-7744, 401-467-7744, email or visit the college’s website at

Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit technical college with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students. Founded in 1940, the college continues to offer its students hands-on, employer driven education. NEIT is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. For more information, please visit or follow news of the college on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram, Tumblr and the New England Tech Blog.



Jackson Katz, Gender Violence Prevention Training Pioneer, to Visit Roger Williams University on Aug. 28

Anti-sexist activist Katz to examine the issue of sexual assault on college campuses in “More Than a Few Good Men: A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence Against Women”

BRISTOL, RI – As part of its continued effort to expand upon efforts to prevent sexual assaults on campus, urge bystander intervention, support survivors and create a safe learning environment for all students, Roger Williams University welcomes leading anti-sexist male activist Jackson Katz to campus this month.

Shifting the paradigm of sexual violence from an exclusively women’s concern to a “men’s issue” as well, Katz will visit campus on August 27 and 28 to present “More Than a Few Good Men: A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence Against Women.”

Katz calls upon stories and expertise from his pioneering gender violence prevention work with the U.S. Marines, professional athletes and college fraternities, to illustrate how sports culture, comedy, media depictions and more contribute to pandemic levels of gender violence. An educator, author and nationally acclaimed lecturer, Katz challenges men and women to confront these attitudes and offers solutions from his “bystander approach” to create the cultural change needed to stem violence against women.

“We invited Jackson Katz to Roger Williams University to educate our students and the greater community on gender violence and sexual assault and how we all can play a part in preventing it,” says Kathleen McMahon, associate vice president of student life at RWU. “He has a different take on the issue than others – he explores how our culture promotes a climate that is conducive to violence against women, and specifically how men have a powerful role in breaking that cycle.”

On Friday, Aug. 28, members of the University community and the general public are invited to a three-hour, interactive workshop that includes Katz’s presentation, roundtable discussions and a closing panel featuring:

·       Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin;

·       Lucy Rios, director of prevention and communications at the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence;

·       Ann Burke, president of the Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund;

·       and higher education consultant Beth Devonshire

The event begins at 9 a.m. in the Campus Recreation Center on the University’s Bristol campus at One Old Ferry Road. It is free and open to the public – tickets are not required. For more information, call (401) 254-3042.

Author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help and Leading Men, Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood, Katz is the co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention program at Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society, a national effort to provide gender violence prevention training to high school, college and professional athletes. As founder of MVP Strategies, he brings his training methods to law enforcement agencies, the U.S. military, corporations and community organizations across America.

During his two-day visit to campus, Katz will also deliver his presentation to all first-year students and student athletes in a closed event.

The visit is sponsored by the Rogers Williams University President’s Office, Division of Student Life, School of Continuing Studies, School of Justice Studies, Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences, and School of Law. It is also sponsored in part by NASPA Region I, the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Lindsay Ann Burke Fund, Silent Witness Initiative and Day One.


The Importance of Photos and Videos in a Visual Marketplace

The Hive‘s Thursday Lunch & Learn this week:  ‘The Importance of Photos and Videos in a Visual Marketplace’ featuring Matt Celeste of Blueflash Photography.   
We live in a highly visual world, especially with the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, computers and any other number of devices equipped with a screen. Images and video are more and more becoming the first impression your business has with your potential client. Obviously, the first impression has to be great.

Come on by from noon-1:00 this Thursday 8/20 to learn more, register here.
ART Gallery at The Hive RI:
As always, we welcome all to self guided tours of our Art Gallery during regular coworking hours!  Haley Nannig is the current artist and The NK Blog did a great job giving an overview of Haley & her work here: interview/article.

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