South Side Spring Kick-Off FEB 26

Urban Agriculture Spring Kickoff – seed swap, workshops, music, and food! Download a PDF for your fridge!


Join us Saturday for the Urban Agriculture Spring Kick-Off at the Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park!
We’re hosting a full afternoon of gardening workshops, cooking demos, a seed swap, silent auction & local music. The popcorn machine will be cranking! Come trade extra seeds for seeds you need! There will even be a Kids Corner for young green thumbs!

Urban Agriculture Spring Kick-Off
Saturday, February 26th, 1-4 pm
The Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence
Free for Community Gardeners and Kids. $5 for General Public.

Workshops at the Kick-Off will be taught by community experts from around the state. Topics include Seed Starting, Vegetable Garden Planning, City Chickens, Collecting Rainwater, Alternatives to Miracle Gro, How to Tap Maple Trees, Home Composting and more!

Plus, you can pick up a free 2011 Plant Providence Calendar, your guide to this year’s events related to growing food in the city
If you’re one of the 250 gardeners who joined us last year, we look forward to kicking off another season with you. If this is your first Kick-Off, don’t miss it.

Questions? Call Erika, at 401-273-9419 ext: 30.

The 2011 Plant Providence calendar will officially launch at the kickoff. Be sure to come pick up a free copy!

2nd Reminder: Seed Swap

**UPDATE** If you have sent in payment for renewal, check to see if I have received it on the Plot Map Page. Note: I will be updating the plot map this weekend (19/20) to reflect renewals.

**UPDATE* Please note, double plots are $55, despite pricing in recent e-mail.

This is your second reminder about the Seed Swap scheduled for Thursday, February 17th.
If you haven’t downloaded a flier for your fridge, it can be found on the front page of the website or through this link.
Feel free to bring friends and something delectable to eat.

If you have garden related items like gardening books or old magazines, old tools, advice, or any of this sort of thing, you can bring these helpful items to give away to other gardeners.  Also feel free to bring seed catalogs from your favorite sellers! This is a great time to order seeds, or go in on an order with a friend!

Bring your seeds & a smile! Try to include as much information about home-collected seeds as possible, similar to commercial seed packs.

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Bring your dues to the Seed Swap, if you are a resident gardener. I will be giving all checks to Kimberly McNultuy (treasurer) by the following Friday.
If you would like to send your renewal fee early, please send to our NEW PO BOX:

Fox Point Community Garden
PO BOX 603127
PROV  RI  02906
  • Your plot renewal fee is probably $25.
  • Small plots (mostly in the new garden area) are $20.
  • Large single plots are $37.50
  • Double plots are $55. << Please note adjustment; I forgot that double plots increased to $55 in 2010.

If you have any question about it, just let me know and I will look up what you paid last year.  If you are unsure and just want to send me a check, send one. If there is a difference in price, I will let you know.
I will be picking up renewal checks  from the Post Office after the seed swap, then all checks will be deposited the following week.

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If you are interested in sharing a plot, let me know.  I am aiming to have the first batch of wait list plots assigned by March 1. Thank you all for your patience.

I’m sure there’s something I will have forgotten to include in this email. I will update and answer common questions on the website, so please check it occasionally.

Happy pre-gardening!

(Keri Marion)

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

Hungarian Mushroom Soup is one of our favorite soups to make. We actually discovered this soup at the East Side Market in Providence a couple years ago and decided we had to make this for ourselves. Our recipe is based on the Moosewood Cookbook recipe except we add a bit more paprika. Paprika is the secret ingredient to making pretty much any meal AWESOME. Anyway, here is our recipe:

Recipe: Hungarian Mushroom Soup


  • 12 oz. mushrooms (about 1 1/2 packages), sliced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons paprika (more is good!)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 1 big pinch of salt
  • 1 big pinch of pepper
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. Saute the onion and garlic. Add to soup pot with water and bouillon.
  2. Mix flour and milk. Add to pot.
  3. Add all other ingredients and bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cook until mushrooms are tender.
  4. Right before serving, add the sour cream.
  5. Enjoy!

Cooking time (duration): 60

Diet type: Vegetarian

Dietary restriction: Buddhist

Number of servings (yield): 8

Meal type: dinner

My rating:5 stars: ★★★★★