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URI GreenShare Field Day postponed until Sunday, Sept. 18

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

Ophelia washes out program Saturday

KINGSTON, R.I. -- September 16, 2005 -- The University of Rhode Island has postponed its 15th annual GreenShare Field Day from Saturday, Sept. 17 to Sunday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As originally planned, the event will be held in and around the URI Botanical Gardens on the corner of Upper College Road and East Alumni Avenue on URIís Kingston Campus. Sponsored by URIís Cooperative Extension Education Center, GreenShare Field Day will include plant sales, gardening workshops and tours, free refreshments, and environmental activities that are free and fun for the whole family.

The event was postponed because of heavy rains predicted on Saturday as a result of tropical storm Opheliaís path. Gusty winds and heavy rains are predicted.

All of the events planned for Saturday will be on the schedule for Sunday.

For additional information, call 874-2900 or email

For more information on this and other gardening questions,
go to the URI Master Gardener website at