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Dirt, Geese and Jazz

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by Josh Wood Thursday October 20, 2011

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The Pawtuxet Farmers’ Market continues through the fall, with apples, potatoes, onions, leafy vegetables and squash aplenty. And also fish. Here’s an update from the Friends. Also, please ignore the articles in the right column, including the one called “Three Markets Left.” It’s from last year.

Make Dirt, Not War

Cranston and Warwick pay by the pound to dump trash, so composting is one of the best ways for the two cities to save money. Saturday at the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market, URI master composter Annemarie Bruun will lead an informal workshop on different composting methods. People are welcome to stop by the market recycling table any time between 9:30 and 11:30 to informally discuss indoor worm composting and outdoor composting. The workshop is free and paid for with a grant from the US Department of Agriculture.

Clean Water

The same people who worked to remove the Pawtuxet River dam in Pawtuxet Village will start a new project to improve water quality in Roger Williams Park Tuesday November 15 at 7 PM at the casino building in the park. Staffers from the Narragansett Estuary Project will discuss runoff, Canada geese and other causes of poor water quality in the park’s 100 acres of ponds. Migratory fish can currently swim to the southern end of the park, near Park Avenue, but a dam their blocks their passage. The public is welcome to attend the November 15 information session.

See you at the market.

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Thursday October 20, 2011

Dirt, Geese and Jazz

The Pawtuxet Farmers’ Market continues through the fall, with apples, potatoes, onions, leafy vegetables and squash aplenty. And also fish. Here’s an update from the Friends. Also, please ignore the articles in the right column, including the one called “Three Markets Left.” It’s from last year. Make Dirt, Not War Cranston and... more

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