Rhode Island

Garden and Herb Festival

One of the most peaceful and bucolic parts of my hometown of Tiverton, RI is Tiverton Four Corners. The roads at this four-way intersection all lead to something wonderful – farms, beaches, hiking trails, vineyards, and some incredible local favorite shops and restaurants including The Provender, Milk and Honey,  Four Corners Grill, and the iconic […] Read more…

ASRI’s Environmental Education Center

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island (no affiliation with the National Audubon Society) was founded in 1897, and today the organization protects and manages 95,000 acres of land. Several years ago they built a little gem of an Environmental Education Center right in Bristol, RI. The Center has classroom and auditorium space, a great gift shop with lots of toys […] Read more…

Making Cold-Processed Soap

Newport Seafoam Trading Company is housed in a beautiful storefront in the historic Lower Thames Street area of downtown Newport. The cozy shop is filled with natural light and a gorgeous array of all-natural products for the body and home. Shop owner and head mixtress Boiana was inspired to try her grandmother’s recipe for a moisturizing soap made with all-natural […] Read more…

Portrait of an Oyster Farmer

The Rhode Island oyster aquaculture industry has grown the past few years, with over 6 million oysters sold for consumption in 2013 (RI CRMC Annual Aquaculture Report). Although this sector is growing and local oysters are becoming more popular with consumers, many regulatory and financial barriers present themselves to beginning and current farmers. One of the great things […] Read more…

Save the Bay Exploration Center

Do you ever stand on the beach and gaze out over the water thinking, what is under there? Anyone? Well if you find yourself at Easton’s Beach in Newport, RI you can wonder no more! Save the Bay, an excellent local environmental nonprofit operates an Exploration Center just steps from the rolling waves.  Save the Bay’s mission is […] Read more…

Peckham’s Greenhouse and Holiday Market

Peckham’s Greenhouse is a local institution. Set among the pastoral beauty of Little Compton, RI, it is a garden destination revered by locals and summer visitors alike. Run by the Peckham family for several generations, the greenhouse offers landscape design services, garden supplies and of course, an amazing array of unique indoor and outdoor plants spread […] Read more…

Nagetuck Farm

One of my favorite annual traditions is finding and tagging a Christmas tree with my parents after Thanksgiving. I was so excited to learn that a beloved local tree farm in Little Compton, RI (formerly Boland’s Tree Farm) had reopened under new ownership as Nagetuck Farm. We walked through the cozy barn and gift shop, and of course […] Read more…

Slow Flowers

After years of drooling over images of gorgeous arrangements from my favorite florists Saipua, Floret, and Studio Choo, I started to learn about a growing community (pun intended) of florists, farmers, and flower lovers who are advocating for the production and use of locally grown flowers, often called the Slow Flower movement. Like the Slow Food movement, the Slow Flower movement champions […] Read more…

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