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URI Outreach Center

GreenShare Program

GreenShare provides an umbrella for a wide range of programs aimed primarily at landscape horticulture professionals. This group comprises growers, landscapers, and retail garden center workers - though a few of the programs are occasionally available to the general public as well.

The goal of GreenShare is to provide accurate, research-based information on management of healthy urban and suburban landscapes. The information is presented in a variety of formats, ranging from classroom lectures to twilight meetings for growers.

The guiding principles of all GreenShare programs are Integrated Pest Management (IPM), sustainable landscaping, and pollution prevention. GreenShare advocates use of native and pest-resistant plants to minimize pesticide use and to reduce risks associated with exotic invasive plants.

GreenShare programs are a cooperative effort utilizing staff from the Kathleen M. Mallon Outreach Center plus faculty and staff from the Departments of Plant Sciences, Natural Resources Science, Landscape Architecture and other departments in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences. GreenShare programs are also coordinated with the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association (RINLA) and scientists from other Land Grant Universities.

Renewable Energy Siting Partnership Stakeholder Meeting #4

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 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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Holidays in the Park

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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Renewable Energy Siting Partnership (RESP) Wind Resource Assessment Lecture

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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