Located at URI East Farm on Rt 108 in Kingston, RI
Festival admittance & parking is free!
About the Festival
The twelfth annual URI East Farm Spring Festival is a fundraiser organized and hosted by the URI Outreach Center & the URI Master Gardeners. The event, started in 2002 by a group of URI Master Gardeners who volunteered at the farm, has grown into the biggest public showcase for URI drawing close to 3,000 visitors to the 79-acre research facility. The festival's main goal is to educate the public on sound environmental practices through workshops and informational exhibits.
URI Master Gardener grown annuals, perennials, vegetables & herbs for sale
*** Tip-bring a wagon or cart ***
Educational tent showcasing URI Research & Outreach programs, environmental exhibitors & non-profits
Family tent hosting educational activities, crafts and animal encounters from URI Peckham Farm
Information & family activities in the URI Fisheries Building
Free pH soil testing provided by URI Master Gardeners
*** Bring 1 cup of soil ***
South Kingstown Farmers Market
Rain Barrel (preorder is available) & Compost Bin sales
Electronic Recycling (click for a list of accepted 'waste')
Donate blood with the RI Blood Center!
Live music, food & raffle
Free Workshops & Demonstrations
How to Fillet a Fish
Tomato Tips and Tricks
Gardening Pests & Diseases Update
More information to come, but stay connected to URI East Farm Spring Festival updates by joining the conversation on Facebook or following us on Twitter!
URI College of the Environment & Life Sciences
URI Outreach Center
URI Master Gardeners
URI Master Energy
URI Learning Landscape
URI Master Composter