Hooked On Sustainability

Friday Flowers are Back!

If you’ve been around here for awhile, you know I have a soft spot for plants and flowers. When I started planning my wedding almost 5 (?!) years ago, I fell in love with the wild and gorgeous arrangements by the likes of Saipua, Green Lion Design, Studio Choo and Floret. I’ve continued to follow these […] Read more…

An heiress’s garden

Doris Duke was the only child of a wealthy tobacco and power industrialist. When her father passed away in 1925, 12 year old Doris inherited his estate (about 1.3 billion in today’s dollars). Rough Point is just one of the many “summer cottages” (mansions) you can visit on a trip to Newport. In my humble opinion, […] Read more…

Friday Flowers: greenlion design

For our last installment of May’s Friday Flowers series, we have my hometown hero, greenlion design. I know owner Kim Lamothe because we went to the same high school, but it wasn’t until she did the flowers for my wedding that I learned what an amazing person and floral artist she is. Greenlion design is […] Read more…

Hooked on Sustainability: Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative

  SeafoodRI.com At this year’s Rhode Island Agriculture Day  (held on April 25th), the Department of Agriculture launched a new website with the goal of increasing awareness and sales of local seafood.  The website is the newest initiative undertaken by the RI Seafood Marketing Collaborative, which was established in 2011 by the RI General Assembly. […] Read more…

Hooked On Sustainability: Eating with the Ecosystem

Eating with the Ecosystem is an educational dinner series coordinated by Sarah Schumann. Sarah is a fisherwoman and environmental advocate with a degree in environmental policy. Through these dinners, Sarah and her fellow speakers (chefs, fishermen, scientists, and fishery managers) teach us a new approach to eating seafood sustainably that involves enjoying a greater diversity […] Read more…