URI invites residents to
'Spring Into Action with the Gardening Experts'
KINGSTON, R.I. -- February 29, 2000 -- The University of Rhode Island's
Cooperative Extension Education Center and the URI Master Gardener Association
will present their fifth annual "Spring into Action with the Gardening
Experts" on Saturday, April 8, 2000.
The daylong, hands-on program will feature fun and useful presentations
by both URI Master Gardeners and URI faculty and staff. Whether you are
new to gardening or have many years of experience, there will be topics
to interest you. This is a chance to share information and tips with other
gardening enthusiasts and enjoy the beauty of URI's Learning Landscape.
The following is a sample of the offerings:
Plant A Garden To Enjoy 12 Months Of The Year
Continuous Blooms In The New England Garden
Enhancing Bio-Diversity In Your Own Backyard
Designing A Water Garden To Fit Your Needs
Sharing Plants From Our Gardens - Backyard Propagation Basics
Create Your Own "European Dish Garden"
Growing Orchids In Your Home
Sustainable Trees & Shrubs Walking Tour
Backyard Theme Gardens
Benefits of Beekeeping for the Home Gardener
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Workshops are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. All of the day's event will be held at URI's Learning Landscape Gardens,
Cooperative Extension Education Center, 3 East Alumni Ave., Kingston, RI
02881. Fee is $20 for a half-day or $30 for the full day. Registration with
payment is due by March 24. For more information and a brochure,
call The URI Cooperative Extension Gardening and Food Safety Hotline (RI
only) at 1-800-448-1011 (Mon-Thurs, 9a.m. 2 p.m.). Mass. residents
should call 1-401-874-2900.
For More Information: Jan Sawyer, 401- 874-2116