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Bristol’s Mount Hope Farm has 127 acres of fields, woods, streams and ponds for walking, hiking and exploring. It has a year-round farmers market. Executive Director Jennifer Bristol, pictured above, came onboard a year ago, tasked with developing a five-year plan for the nonprofit farm. “I’ve talked to hundreds of people and they all have in their mind this picture of what the farm is to them,” Bristol said. “Marrying the visions of all those people to allow them to maintain the experience and support the future and health of [the farm] is what has to happen on our end.” more
WARWICK – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service of Rhode Island is accepting applications for Conservation Innovation Grants to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. Up to $70,000 will be awarded statewide. more
When Jennifer Bristol arrived at Mount Hope Farm as its executive director one year ago, she walked into a nonprofit long sustained by the good will of generations of Rhode Islanders who have called it among their favorite local spots. more
With “Rubbish” the title of an anthropology course at Rhode Island College, it’s the latest sign state colleges are stepping up the focus on sustainability. more
Add Carolyn Rafaelian, president of Alex and Ani Inc. and new winery owner, to the list of businesspeople taking aim at Rhode Island’s strict and often arcane liquor laws. more
Drake Patten was warned that opening an urban-farm-supply store in a vacant former gas station on Providence’s West Side would be difficult. more
When this ole’ world seems too full of concrete and traffic, some Rhode Island businesses are taking to the roof for green space ambiance for lunch, for insulation to help cut energy costs in half and for growing vegetables for a downtown restaurant that spotlights locally sourced culinary creations. more
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture said last week that Rhode Island’s farmland was the second-most expensive in the U.S., Bloomberg News reported. more
Pat’s Pastured owner Patrick McNiff describes three general types of New England farmer operating in 2013: more
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