URI staff, Master Gardeners, and RINLA volunteers have converted a little-used research garden into a showcase for low-maintenance, disease- and insect-resistant plants. Formerly known as the Learning Landscape, the URI Botanical Gardens provide a training laboratory where Green Industry professionals, scientists, students, and the general public may see and learn about sustainable plants and sustainable landscaping techniques. GreenShare hosts many educational events in the gardens, which feature disease-resistant turf, trees, and shrubs; a mini apple orchard; an organic vegetable garden; a children's vegetable garden; a sustainable rose garden; perennial beds and annual beds.
Click here for a list of events which have taken place in the Botanical Garden throughout the year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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