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URI Outreach Center Workshop: Perennial gardening for a sustainable landscape, August 25

Media Contact: Rosanne Sherry, 401-874-2929

KINGSTON, R.I. -- August 4, 2011 -- A late summer workshop on maintaining and designing a perennial garden using sustainable practices will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 5-7.30 p.m. at the University of Rhode Island's Coastal Institute Weaver Auditorium, Kingston Campus.

Led by URI's Cooperative Extension Master Gardener State Coordinator Rosanne Sherry, the workshop is $25 per person, including refreshments and a light snack. To register call the Outreach Center at 401-874-4453, or email Sejal@uri.edu. The workshop will end with a walk through URI's Botanical Garden.

Workshop participants will learn how to:
  • -Plan a seasonal garden
  • -Control weeds
  • -Incorporate healthy gardening practices
  • -Identify common pests
  • -Schedule maintenance tasks

Link here for more detailed information.