It is officially Spring in Rhode Island and it is finally starting to feel like it. Grass is slowly making an appearance after a long, cold winter and I don’t know about you, but this is the time of the year I start daydreaming about spending sunny days working in my garden and growing our family’s food.
This week, I started some seedlings indoors and my fingers are crossed that I won’t kill them all off before they make it outdoors like I’ve done in years past. While researching for my garden, I’ve visited some local gardening shops and fell in love with a great urban farm and garden supply spot in Providence called Cluck!.
cluck! is a small, woman-owned business founded in 2013 to serve urban agriculturalists and gardeners in and around Providence, Rhode Island. cluck!’s goods and services focus on small-scale food production, backyard animal husbandry and homesteading-based self-reliance. –cluckri.com
I could have spent all day in cluck! if I didn’t have a babysitter watching my kids at home. Not only do they offer garden supplies that you will never find at the big box stores, cluck! also has a local touch that makes you feel good about shopping there. Owner Drake Patten is there to answer your questions and give you ideas about what will work in our area. Hanging out at her shop for just a few minutes seems to instill the confidence that your garden is going to have its best year ever.
Simply put, cluck! is awesome and we want to share it our fellow Rhode Explorer friends, so we are hosting a private Rhode Explorers workshop with cluck! on Sunday, May 17th at 2pm.
Container Gardening 101 with cluck!:
- how to use containers for a productive garden
- what works well in containers (and what does not)
- going vertical
- preparing soil
- plant spacing
- how to get the best yield from a small space
This class will be appropriate for many levels of gardening expertise, from beginners to those with more experience.
The course will take place at cluck! (399 Broadway Providence RI) and will last 1-1.5 hours. After the class, feel free to shop around and check out their supplies and plants for your own container garden. All attendees of the class will receive a 10% discount to cluck! for items purchased that day.
Tickets are only $15 per person and can be purchased at our online store. Space for this event is limited to 15 Rhode Explorers, so don’t wait to sign up!
As of 3/31, we are currently sold out but are trying to arrange another class date with cluck!