Sunday, February 25th, 2pm (postponed from Feb 18th)
Hurricane Hill Farm, Cranston RI
This class will provide a hands-on opportunity to learn how to sharpen your tools and keep them in good shape. Feel free to bring a tool you wish to work with (extra tools will be available if you forget). Although sharpening with files will be the focus of this class, other methods may be discussed and demonstrated depending on attendee interest.
About our instructor: Wright Deter built his first chair when he was 17 and he hasn’t stopped making things since. In addition to being a furniture maker, he is a sculptor, painter, musician, gardener and (most recently) shepherd. Wright makes his living through design/build projects and a range of custom metal fabrication. His business recently relocated to Hurricane Hill, the historic farm property he and his wife, Drake Patten of cluck!, are working to bring back into use along with the Hill’s resident farmers from Moonrose Farm, Radia Herbs and Lucayda Farm.
Location: Hurricane Hill is located at 684 Natick Avenue Cranston RI 02921. To find Wright’s shop, pass the farmhouse entrance (with the mailbox) and turn into the second (farm) entrance. Parking will be indicated with cones and/or stakes. Wright’s shop is at the far (southern) end of the big (new) black barn with the copper cupolas.
Bring your tools, leave with sharp edges and new skills. Register here
Flowering Together: the ins and outs of growing and designing local flowers - SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 24th, 9:30-4:30
Hope & Main, Warren RI
A full day workshop featuring the innovative partnership between Anna Jane Kocon (grower, Little State Flower Company) and Jill Rizzo (designer, Studio Choo East).
We'll learn from Anna Jane the nitty gritty of flower farming in the morning session, break for lunch together, and then hear from Jill and Anna how they have set up their successful collaboration! Jill will talk to us about designing for a client with exclusively local flowers, and will treat us to a demonstration.
Admission is sliding scale $20-60, and includes lunch provided by one of Hope&Main's in house purveyors! Register through Eventbrite
This workshop is co-sponsored by the Young Farmer Network and Southside Community Land Trust, thanks to a generous USDA BFRDP and NRCS grant.