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Roots Farm

A few years ago, some good friends of ours moved back home from the West coast and started an organic farm. Until then, they had both been trained and employed as engineers and both had acquired advance degrees. I’m sure they got a few odd looks from both friends and family when they announced their […] Read more…

Shelburne Farms, VT

I’m not going to say much about Shelburne Farms, except GO THERE NOW. Actually, most of the property is closed November through April, but MAKE YOUR TRAVEL PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR NOW. I had heard that Shelburne Farms was awesome, I knew it was a large working farm with lots of great educational programs. But nothing could […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

Aquidneck Land Trust Trolley Tour

The Aquidneck Land Trust was founded in 1990, and since then, has become one of the largest and most active land trust organizations in Rhode Island. Throughout summer, they host trolley tours to showcase their gorgeous preserved properties and also discuss their varied conservation strategies. Our first stop was to a Newport Vineyards property, located […] Read more…

Strawberry Picking at Sweet Berry Farm

Last weekend, Jeff and I went strawberry picking at Sweet Berry Farm in Middletown, RI.  You may recall that we have a few strawberry plants of our own, but those pesky bunnies got to them first. I really need to find a netting solution to cover the plants.  Anyway, it’s always a pleasure to drive […] Read more…

Friday Flowers: Floret

Floret is a flower farm and design studio located in the Skagit Valley of Washington state. The farm is run by Erin Benzakein and her family  and is certified organic. She runs trials of each variety before they grow them at a larger scale, and publishes her findings in her monthly column in Growing for […] Read more…

Friday Flowers: Saipua

Note: I was originally going to post about several floral designers, but it would’ve been a ridiculously long post! Since “April showers bring May flowers”  – let’s switch up the Friday Explorer’s Club feature to be all about flowers this month. I got really into flowers when I started planning my wedding back in 2008. […] Read more…

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