Greens, Yoga and a Laminator.

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by Josh Wood Friday June 5, 2009

Not a group of limber environmentalists making fake IDs

Here's the latest update from Friends of the Pawtuxet about this Saturday's Farmer's Market. Also, take a look at their recently upgraded website.

Bring a big shopping bag to Saturday’s the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market. We will not have another market for two weeks, because June 13 we will have no market due to Gaspee Days. The market reopens June 20 and remains open until November 21. Saturday, farmers will have a variety of salad greens, lettuce, spinach, flowers, fresh eggs, early strawberries and kale.

June 20, in addition to the market reopening, Friends of the Pawtuxet will have canoe rentals at 9, 10 and 11 AM, starting at the lower Rhodes on the Pawtuxet parking lot, down the hill from the market. Reservations are required for canoeing which costs $3/adult and $1/child. We provide paddles, preservers, a canoe and a brief instruction for those who would like. The river is calm and features turtles, muskrats and an occasional great blue heron. For reservations, call Hillary at 784-8240.

June 20, Friends of the Pawtuxet also offers a guided bird walk at 8 AM and a fire fly walk at 8:15 PM. Both events are part of ExploreCranston. More information is available at

The June 27 market features the Big Green Book Sale, a used book sale that finances our berry box recycling program and planting tulip trees at the market. We have no books left from last year because we donated the leftovers to the Pawtucket Public Library book sale. Book donations (please, no textbooks or damaged books) can be dropped on front porches at 25 Berwick Lane, 10 & 18 Williams Avenue or 37 Ferncrest Avenue.

June 27 we will also have a tree walk at 10 AM and rain barrel distribution.
For a complete list of upcoming market events, grab a newsletter at the market table.

Friends of the Pawtuxet needs to use a laminator for an environmental education project. If you have one we could borrow, please respond to this email.

Sunday, June 7, 7:45 to 8:45 pm, Full Moon & Sunset Yoga with Chris Belanger
Pawtuxet Farmers' market
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
60 Rhodes Place
Cranston, Rhode Island
under the trees in Pawtuxet Park (next to the Aspray Boathouse) on the Warwick side of Pawtuxet Village. The session is suitable for all levels including first time yoga students. Adjustments will be made for the weather. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel and have a layer or two with you in case it is a cool evening. $6.00 per person donation suggested.

photo by di the huntress[where: 02910]



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