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May 9, 2008
URI East Farm fest aims to get you gardening
Pick a plant. Get gardening. The East Farm Spring Festival offers the opportunity.
Tomorrow, rain or shine, the University of Rhode Island’s College of Environment and Life Sciences and its Master Gardeners program present horticultural activities and exhibits, and an array of plants for sale at URI's East Farm.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Strolling musicians and a tent for children's activities are among the offerings, as well as the following workshops:
10:45 a.m.—“Composting in Your Gardening Life” by Nan Quinlan, Master Gardener and Master Composter/Recycler
11:15 a.m.—“Rain Gardens” by Claire Golembewski Master Gardener and Master Composter/Recycler
11:45 a.m.—“How to Plant Trees & Shrubs” by Master Gardener Rudi Hempe
12 p.m.—“Sustainable & Disease Resistant Plants for Your Landscape” by Frank Crandall, owner of Wood River Evergreens
12:45 p.m.—“Summertime Wellness: Think T.I.C.K., Take Action” by Tom Mather, URI entomologist
1 p.m.—“Rare & Unusual Trees in the URI Collection” by Brian Maynard, URI Plant Sciences Professor
URI East Farm is on Route 108 in Kingston. For more information, call (401) 874-2900 or see the press release from URI.
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