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URI Summer Garden School 2013
Hosted at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, Providence

We're starting Summer Garden School early this year, giving you ample time to learn the facts before you get too busy in the garden. Join us at the stunning Roger Williams Park Botanical Center for one class or all five (save 25% if you register for the entire series!). 


Bringing Home the Tropics
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Join us for a whirlwind tour of the tropical plants we can enjoy in our summer gardens as well as in the home.  Many are easy to find and easy to grow.  Let your imagination roam and turn your patio into a tropical paradise this summer.  Plants discussed include bananas, mandevilla vine, hibiscus, bougainvillea, palms, and bromeliads.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Each season has its extreme weather events.  Some of these can severely impact your landscape.  We'll discuss several extremes and how to be aware, prepare and repair.  Events include blizzards, torrential downpours, drought conditions, excessive heat, wind and hail damage.
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Getting Started with Perennials
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
5:30 PM-7:00 PM 

This two-hour class is intended for gardeners who love to dig in the soil.  Learn the basics of starting up your own perennial garden, while choosing your garden's theme and purpose. We'll highlight a season of bloom calendar, iron-clad types of perennials and resources that will leave you eager to design your own productive garden.

Sustainable Lawn Care
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
5:30 PM -7:00 PM
  
Late August is the perfect time to renovate a tired lawn.  Learn to use better management techniques to reduce the need for excessive amounts of pesticides and fertilizers. Through simple practices you can reduce your carbon footprint, promote pollinators and improve water quality from your back yard!
 
Free soil pH testing will be done while class is in session.  Please bring one sample of lawn soil for testing.  To obtain your soil sample, dig six inches deep from several locations, mix them together and fill a sandwich bag half full.  Let the soil dry out over night.
  


Preserving the BountyDehydrator with Sage leaves
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
5:30 PM- 7:30 PM
  
While your gardens are starting to produce those lovely fresh vegetables, it's a great time to think about how to preserve them for later use.  We will explore several different preservation techniques using various types of equipment such as a pressure canner, water bath canner, dehydrator and vacuum sealer.  We will also talk about the safety aspects of preserving food properly.  Experience the taste of freshly grown produce year round

 

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Each workshop is $25.00.  Register for the entire series & save 25%!


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