YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) videos document the travels of 4 young people during 2007-2008 who interviewed people in all 50 states about environmental issues. The Rhode Island video featuring Rich Peterson of City Farm is just the thing to see before the big Spring Kickoff for Plant Providence on Saturday, March 20, at the The Highlander Charter School, 42 Lexington Ave, Providence, RI, from 1 to 4pm. There'll be info on planning gardens, starting seeds, and composting, plus soil testing. Bring seeds for a Seed Swap, sample the ethnic food prepared by Providence's gardeners, and learn to make Nime Chow.
The Kickoff is the first in a series of about a dozen workshops from now going into the fall on gardening in Providence. See the Plant Providence website for the full listing. And don't forget that you'll find all of these events in a nice neat Calendar format at What Grows On in Rhode Island.
This is YERTpod5. The YERT team also visited Watson Farm in Jamestown and interviewed Rhody Fresh dairy farmers and an alpaca farmer (YERTpod6). The YERT website has lots of other interesting and entertaining videos. What are your favorites? I was especially intrigued by the perennial vegetables and grains described in YERTpod30, Perennial Good Food In Kansas.