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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.

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