Thanks to a 2-year Community Self-Determination grant from NDNCollective, We Are the Seeds is building The Ashawaug Project in partnership with Dawn and Cassius Spears, owners of Ashawaug Farm in Ashaway, Rhode Island. The Project incorporates art and media to expand knowledge of traditional foods and foodways related to Narragansett seasonal practices.
Since we kicked off the project in February, a lot has happened! We’ve launched The Ashawaug Project website and Instagram, raised the pavilion structure for workshops and events, and have filmed some gorgeous moments on the farm. Dawn and Cassius have also built a traditional home (wetu), planted a Three Sisters garden, and nurtured delectable, heritage and heirloom produce for local markets.
Before the farm winds down for the season, there will be several delightful workshops available to the public.
The first event is a bring-your-own-supplies art-making session, lovingly called “gARTen”, happening on Thursday, September 14, 4:30-6:30p. Then, a tour Ashawaug Farm on Saturday, September 16, 2pm. See all events here.
Please send your RSVP to [email protected] with the event name and date in the subject line. Suggestion donations of $20 go to @ashawaugfarm on Venmo (or you may give cash at the event).