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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…

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…

Cranberry Picking in Carver, MA

Last fall, I learned about an interesting local Travelzoo deal – an opportunity to go cranberry picking and tour cranberry bogs in Carver, Massachusetts. I was really looking forward to it but thought we’d be one of only a few people on the tour. When we showed up at the first tour stop, I was […] Read more…

Old Stone Orchard, Little Compton, RI

It’s become a fall tradition to go apple picking at Old Stone Orchard in Little Compton, RI. I love the pastoral setting, the apple selection (they have my favorite Honeycrisps) and that it is right down the street from a favorite local breakfast spot, The Barn.  It is also the first farm I’d visited where […] Read more…

Friday Explorer’s Club: Bioluminescence

These beautiful photos from National Geographic show a natural occurrence known as Bioluminescence.  Bioluminescence is the light produced by chemical reactions within an organism. These photos show light created by phytoplankton, which are tiny plant-like marine organisms.   It is believed that phytoplankton produce this light for communication and predation purposes, though much is still unknown about the phenonemon. […] Read more…

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