Hang on!

June 25, 2009 at 7:41 am 1 comment

090626greenmanI’ve got a lot of things to write about. . .soon. In the meantime, make like this green guy I saw hanging off the pea trellis in my backyard garden. Yup, he’s a man made of pea tendrils.

Tonight catch a screening of “Taking Root, the Vision of Wangari Maathai.” It’s the kick-off for a new community garden at the Davey Lopes Rec. Center in Providence.

The invitation says: “This powerful documentary film tells the inspiring story of  Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner who is internationally recognized for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy, and peace.  Wangari founded the Green Belt Movement in Kenya Africa with women whose simple act of planting trees and food gardens grew into a nationwide movement to protect human rights and defend democracy.”

The event is free, and there will be refreshments (home-made ginger beer, lemonade, farm-fresh salad, and apples).

Where: Davey Lopes Recreation Center, 227 Dudley St, Providence
When: 5:30pm

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  • 1. Happy birthdays! « Green Zone  |  July 4, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    [...] sprouting everywhere! A brand-new community garden in Davis Park, a new garden in the works for the Davey Lopes Rec Center in South Providence, and a bunch of new school gardens here and there. And so many first-time backyard growers, [...]

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