MAKE YOUR GARDEN SHOPPING A CELEBRATION!

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Join us on May 11th for a spring celebration to kick off the gardening season!

Celebrate spring at Rhode Island's only certified organic gardening center! The Good Earth has a wide range of vegetable starts, annuals, perennials, tropicals, herbs and all of your organic gardening needs. While gathering gardening supplies, enjoy free demonstrations on seed starting, garden design, and food preparation. Meet local artists and browse a stunning array of artwork, clothing, jewelry, and handmade gifts. Sample fresh, local food and shop for certified organic produce!

There will be a range of musical performances including bluegrass from The Rank Strangers. Julians Restaurant will be serving freshly made food and RiverzEdge Arts Project will have exciting activities for kids. There will also be on-site screen printing! Bring a t-shirt, tote bag, or clothing item and get it screen printed with a Good Earth Garden Party design. There is free parking and free admission, so bring the whole family to kick-off the growing season at The Good Earth!

ON-SITE SCREEN PRINTING

Bring a t-shirt, tote bag, or clothing item and get it screen printed with a Good Earth Garden Party design!

Enjoy freshly prepared food from Julians Restaurant made with certified organic produce from The Good Earth!

The Goo

 organic produce, as well as any edible plants!

Garden Party Vendors

Fertile Underground Grocery

Julians Restaurant

Aquidneck Honey

Proofed Artisan Breads

ZOP Soapworks

RiverzEdge Arts Project

Stitches and Stones Studio

The Glassery

Narragansett Creamery

Blue Bicycle Bakery

Process Initiative

Cara Blaine Studio

Jewelry by Mira Silverman and Hannah Garrison

Jack Smooth

MagsArts

Dragonfly Fiber Arts Studio

Signs by Dana

Live Music Schedule

10 AM to 11 AM Traditional Irish fiddle music by Jimmy and Hannah Devine

11 AM to NoonAcoustic musical duo, Blue Around the Edges

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Steel drum music by Rick Andre of The X Isles

2:30 to 3:30 PM & 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Bluegrass by The Rank Strangers

Free Gardening Demonstrations

11:00 AM-1:00 PM Sunny Natives: A Garden Primer

Join garden designers Tysh McGrail & Graham Gardner for a morning workshop detailing the transformation of a hot, dry, & nutrient deficient space into a sunny garden the birds and pollinators will adore!

We’ll outline suitable native plants for Rhode Island’s moderate climate and the secrets to making a garden sustainable and a treat to behold.

Come back in the afternoon and enjoy witnessing the installation. Want to get your hands dirty with delightfully rich organic soils? Grab a spade and dig in! All ages welcome.

2:00 PM Seed Starting

Learn the basics of starting plants from seeds. We will show you tips and tricks to transform your small seeds into strong seedlings!

3:00 PM Container Planting

Don't have access to raised beds or a garden space? Learn how to cultivate a variety of different plants in containers. We will teach you about container sizes, plant arrangements, and how to best feed and care for your container plants. A great gardening method for city dwellers!

Free Cooking Demonstrations with Wild Foods Chef Brett Mayette

See and sample culinary creations by wild foods chef Brett Mayette of Conscious Cuisine. Brett 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. He 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.

More information on The Good Earth Organic Gardening Center:

http://www.goodearthri.com/

Questions about The Good Earth Garden Party

contact Molly, mollybhagan@gmail.com