The URI Master Gardener Hotline addresses the everyday (and not so everyday) problems encountered by gardeners. It is staffed by trained URI Master Gardeners who have completed rigorous program requirements and have communally docked tens of thousands of volunteer hours working in gardens, answering landscape and environmental questions over the phone, through email and in person at numerous horticultural and environmental events.
The hotline creates an open venue for anyone interested in gardening and gardening related activities. The vast knowledge of the URI Master Gardeners is backed by the University's College of Environmental and Life Sciences' research faculty, allowing for our call center operators to answer your questions with the latest and most pertinent information. If a Master Gardener is unable to answer your questions, you can be assured that they will direct you to other resources.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday (March through October)
9:00am - 2:00pm
1-800-448-1011 or 401-874-4836
(toll free in RI; please dial the '1')
We also answer questions via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) during the same hours as the hotline. On average over 50 responses are answered each month. The busiest months are March through August. Many questions are accompanied by photos. This is extremely helpful to us when trying to identify plants or pests. Please attach the digital photos to the email and be as specific as possible at all times with your questions.
When: December 1, 2011, 6pm - 9pm
Where: Hazard Rooms @ URI Coastal Institute Bldg, Narragansett Bay Campus
Details: The focus of this meeting will be presentations on the acoustic impacts of wind turbines and project economics. Attendees must RSVP to Amber Neville at 401.874.6106 or email@example.com due to space limitations.
The meeting is open to the public, and all are welcome, as the goal is to have a diverse and well-rounded stakeholder process. A light dinner will be provided from 5:30-6pm.
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When: December 10, 2011, 11am - 2pm
Where: Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Providence RI
Details: Admission-free with donation of a nonperishable good to be donated to RI Food Bank
Escape from the cold outdoors and join us in celebrating the holidays! Activities will include demos on do-it- yourself decorations just in time for the holidays, exciting educational crafts for kids, live music, gifts for every gardener, a raffle and more surprises to come.
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When: January 24, 2012, 6pm - 7pm
Where: North Kingstown Free Library
Details: URI researchers will present their current work related to the wind resource assessment component of the Renewable Energy Siting Partnership.
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