March 16, 2015

Join Us For a Rice Workshop

Join Island Grown Schools on Saturday, April 11th, for for a full day workshop on the history, cultivation, harvest, and cooking of rice in New England. Christian Elwell, long-time rice grower from South River Farm and South River Miso in Conway, Massachusetts, will lead us in two sessions on rice, where he will share his special perspective on how working with plants, and food plants in particular, can deepen our connection with nature. The morning session will guide us through the life stages and cultivation practices of rice from seed to seed: starting seedlings, growing, threshing and hulling rice. In the afternoon, Christian will guide us through making a completely indigenous New England miso together (probably the first of its kind!). All participants will go home with seedlings and handouts to support growing, processing, and eating rice. Registration is free, but pre-registration is required. Participants may choose to attend the morning session, afternoon session, or both. When you register, please note your preference. For more information, or to register, please contact Emily Armstrong at