Renewabel Energy Events at the Burrillville Farmers’ Market!!!

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Last year, the Burrillville Farmers’ market teamed up with Pascoag Utility District for the 2009 Public Power Open House. The partnership worked out so well that this year, Pascoag Utility District will be holding renewable energy events at the Burrillville Farmers’ market throughout the summer! So come visit us at the Burrillville Farmers’ Market-135 Harrisville Main Street. Space is limited for workshops, so please call Desarae at 401-568-6222 or email ddowns@pud-ri.org to reserve your spot today!

 

The Market is open each Saturday, beginning on May 15th from 9AM- 1PM.

 

By making a donation of $2.00 to the BFMA you will receive the following:

 

Saturday, May 15th-Burrillville Farmer’s Market Open Day-

Pascoag Utility District will be sponsoring a Water Conservation Booth with RI Water Lady- Beverly O’Keefe. Rainwater barrels will be available for purchase but it’s best to preorder. Go to www.riwaterlady.com to preorder your rain barrel by clicking on the Pascoag Utility District banner. The rainwater barrels will then be available for pick up at the Pascoag Utility District Water Conservation Booth. The barrels are made out of recycled food barrels which have been retrofitted to become rain water barrels. Rain water is then captured from the downspout gutters and collected in the 60-gallon rain barrel. One inch of rain water can generate up to 620 gallons on a 1,000 square foot roof!!! The market will also be offering free soil testing courtesy of Master Gardener Pat DiLorenzo. Gardeners are encouraged to bring their soil samples and find out how to improve the quality of their soil. The band, ÒTen Rod RamblersÓ will be playing in the gazebo and there will also be face painting!

Saturday, May 22nd @ 10AM- Solar and Wind Workshop

Tired of high electric bills? Have you thought about installing solar panels or wind turbines but don’t know if it’s worth the hassle? Want to help the planet? Come learn more! Benjamin Swanson from Alteris Renewables will be hosting a workshop on the practicality of solar panels and wind turbines for residential and commercial use. Topics to be discussed include financing, state and federal tax credits and incentives. This is one workshop you don’t want to miss! Space is limited, so please call Desarae at 401-568-6222 or email ddowns@pud-ri.org to reserve your spot today! The Burrillville Farmer’s Market will also be sponsoring a food drive to benefit local food pantries so bring down your canned goods and receive a free market tote bag!

Saturday, August 28th @ 10AM-Biodiesel Workshop

Want to learn about a more environmentally friendly way to heat your home? Jim Malloy from Malloy Biodiesel will be hosting a Biodiesel workshop that will give you the facts on this great alternative fuel! This clean and efficient transportation and home-heating fuel is readily available to all Rhode Islanders!

 

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