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 One of the many gems of Rhode Island are the multiple local farms scattered throughout the state. In a time of social polarization and environmental concerns Jews, Christians, and Muslims of Rhode Island are inviting you to join us on a multi-day bike ride to raise awareness about local farms. This trip will build community across religious and cultural traditions.

We will visit 20 farms over the course of four days. In the evenings we will gather around the table to eat food made from the farms we visited. At the end of our journey there will be a farm-to-table banquet and sharing of faith traditions around food. The ride will be July 25-28.

Day 1 - Thursday, July 25

Start: Irons Homestead (UCC Camp in Glocester, RI)

Bike about 30 miles

End: Irons Homestead (where we will spend the night)

Evening Activity: Community Meal and Gathering at Masjid Al-Islam in North Smithfield

Day 2 - Friday, July 26

Start: Irons Homestead

Bike about 45 miles

End: Camp JORI (Jewish Camp in Wakefield, RI)

Evening Activity: Shabbat Meal at Camp JORI

Day 3 - Saturday, July 27

Start: Camp JORI

Bike about 65 miles

End: Camp Canonicus (Baptist Camp in Exeter, RI)

Evening Activity: Community time at Canonicus

Day 4 - Sunday, July 28

Start: Camp Canonicus

Bike about 20 miles

End: Fry Farm, East Greenwich, RI

Activity: Brief Christian Service (Open to all faiths) followed by Farm-to-Table Banquet

Organized by:

Temple Torat Yisrael, Rabbi Aaron Philmus
First Baptist Church of East Greenwich, Pastor Jonathan Malone, Members of the Rhode Island Islamic Community, Drs Ehsun and Saira Mirza

Funds will go towards lodging, food, the farm-to-table banquet at the end of the ride, and all other incidentals. Any additional funds collected will go towards MAE Organization for the Homeless in Rhode Island. MAE focuses on a Mind, Body, Spirit model which, “empowers and compassionately facilitates in the healing of mental illness and opioid addiction with the homeless demographic through holistic healing modalities.”

Questions can be directed to Rev. Dr. Jonathan Malone 401-884-2322, Revmalone@Verizon.net

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