Hello Friends, Like so many of our favorite traditions, this year’s Annual Friendsgiving looks a little different than we’d like. Despite not being able to share space and food together with our old-fashioned, traditional potluck, we feel blessed to have spent so many memorable summer and fall days in the field with our community of … Continue reading Friendsgiving – 2020 Season Wrap-Up Video
Introducing Hope’s Harvest RI coloring pages! Originally commissioned as a fun group art project for our postponed Friendsgiving event, these were drawn for us by friend of the program Janice Gan, a multi-talented farmer at Big Train Farm. Inspired by the food that we have gleaned over the years, we unearthed our favorite ugly veggie photos from our archives – … Continue reading HHRI Coloring Pages
It’s spooky season, and Hope’s Harvest RI volunteers got a bit of a fright at the sight of strange aliens in the fields over the past two months “Are they protestors?” a volunteer asked, “What do they want?” “Why are they here?” The creatures you have seen on gleaning trips or on our social media … Continue reading There’s Something Strange in the Fields
As part of our ongoing commitment to local food sovereignty, Hope’s Harvest RI is honored to have partnered with Rhode Island’s only museum centered on the indigenous peoples of our area, the Tomaquag Museum, located in Exeter RI, to share and discuss “Gather,” one of the season’s most talked-about documentaries. Buy or rent the film here. … Continue reading ‘Gather’ Film Panel- Hope’s Harvest RI Fundraiser for the Tomaquag Museum
What a glorious way to start our gleaning season! This week we hosted 5 trips, welcomed 14 volunteers, and harvested 3000 pounds of beets, lettuce, kale, turnips, summer squash, and cucumbers. Thank you Movement Ground Farm, Arcadian Fields Farm, Big Train Farm, Urban Edge Farm, and Four Town Farm for allowing us in your fields! … Continue reading Gleaning Season Has Begun!
This winter and spring, the Hope’s Harvest RI team has been quite busy behind the scenes preparing for the launch of the new gleaning season. Here’s a look at some of what’s been going on. Over the last few months HHRI has been: Seeking funding to support and expand our work. We’re honored to have … Continue reading Getting Ready for a New Gleaning Season