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Bike to The Good Earth Garden Party

The Good Earth Garden Party should already be on your calendar of fun things to do in the area.  It's next Saturday, May 11th, from 10 AM to 5 PM. Talking to people at the Fertile Underground today, I found out that there are plans to organize group bike rides up to the event from the West End.  Rachel used to work at a farm just west of where the Good Earth is, and would commute by bike, and on the occasions when I got to join her, it was gorgeous--down Cranston Ave., onto the bike path through W. Cranston, and then up the very well shouldered Scituate Ave.  A tad hilly towards the end, but very much worth it.

I expect that there will be at least one group going at 9 AM from FUG to make it for the beginning of the event. Please email us at transportprovidence@gmail.com if you want to organize other times for group rides, since we'd be interested in helping make it possible for people to go at all parts of the day.

Celebrate local farming and local transportation!  May 11th at the Good Earth.


UPDATE:  Molly Hagan, one of the organizers, sent this information:

Date: May 11, 2013
Rain Date: May 12, 2013
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: The Good Earth Organic Gardening Center, 1800 Scituate Ave, Hope, RI 02831
Admission: FREE


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!

Now accepting SNAP! Spend EBT benefits on edible plants, herbs, certified organic produce, and select items in our gift shop. For event updates and a schedule of events, visit www.GoodEarthRI.com

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