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URI Outreach Center

Workshops, Trainings & Events

Spring Garden School

Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Providence, RI

***Classes are currently full. Contact or click here for more details.***


Fairy Garden Festival



Date: April 18-27, 2014

Where: Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

URI Master Gardener Association Public Education Offerings

More Information to Come

School & Community Gardens 101

Date: Monday, April 21, 2014

Time: 9 AM- 2PM

Where: Corless Auditorium, URI Bay Campus

More Information to Come

Practical Composting Workshop


Date: April 26th or May 3rd

Time: 9AM-12:30PM

Where: Cowesett Section of Warwick

13th Annual


Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Time: 9am-2pm

Where: URI East Farm, Rt. 108, Kingston, RI

2014 Master Composter Training

Date: May 31 & June 14

More Information to Come

Eco-Exploration Camp

All day camps run Monday- Friday from 9:00 AM- 3:30 PM.  Week 1 at the URI Botanical Gardens in Kingston. Weeks 2, 3 and 4 in August at the Community Garden at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center in Providence.

Invasive Plant Management Certification Program

Date: July 16th and 17th, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: URI Kingston Campus, Kingston, RI



“I’m excited as I have a plot this year at the community garden at Roger Williams Park. I get to pick Master Gardeners’ brains as well as weeds.I’ve received such a warm welcome - it’s truly a community. Very refreshing.”

Holly J. Danca, 2013 Roger Williams Park Community Gardener

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"This trip (Learning Landscape Program) far exceeded my expectation. The information brought to my students in two hours couldn't have been done in my own classroom...This trip was well organized and worth the time and money spent. I will definitely want to attend this trip again."
Denise Phillips, First Grade Teacher, Learning Landscape Program Attendee

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"The class is very comprehensive, very interesting and combines all the basics to get started with this new energy field."
Mike Milkman
2011 Master Energy Training attendee

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"I loved learning about Venus fly traps. We had a great time. When can we come again? I learned that mammals can only have fur. The rabbit I saw was awesome! This was my best field trip ever!"
Max, 1st grader from Westerly
Learning Landscape Program Attendee

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"Don't miss out on this great opportunity. It is well worth your time."
Kevin Fetzer
2011 Master Composter Program attendee

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"I attended the Rhody Native workshop (Panel Discussion) and felt the information was very interesting and helpful in building my awareness of the importance in native planting. I have attended many URI workshops given by Kate and other professionals. The workshops have brought my attention in the need to promote native plantings to the Edgewood Garden Club and the public. My own gardens have recently been certified for a Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Foundation. I am very excited to help promote wildlife habitats and native planting to the Edgewood community. Thank you very much in offering these wonderful classes, I will keep on learning.
You all are very passionate in what you believe in. Keep up the good work.
Kathy Schnabel
Rhody Native Workshop Participant