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URI Summer Garden School 
Hosted at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center in Providence, RI.

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!). NOTE: The second class topic has changed due to instructor illness.
Bringing Home the Tropics
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Join us for a whirlwind review of tropical plants we can enjoy in our summer gardens as well as in the home during the winter months. 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.
The Top 10 Considerations for Eco-Friendly Garden Design
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Join us for a review of the top 10 most effective garden design considerations to assure that your existing home landscape and/or gardens are providing habitat value to wildlife, butterflies and insects and protecting RI's precious fresh and saltwater bodies from pollution! Free landscape design resources developed at URI will also be shared.

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Getting Started with Perennials
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
5:30 PM-7:00 PM 

Learn the basics of designing and installing a flourishing perennial garden. We will discuss the process of developing a design theme and will highlight the seasonal bloom calendar, iron-clad perennial species for different garden functions and share resources that will leave you eager to design your own productive and beautiful 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 implement better lawn management techniques that will reduce the need for excessive amounts of pesticides and fertilizers, reduce your landscapes carbon footprint and promote backyard pollinator activity!
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 in five different lawn locations. Put a spoonful of soil from each location into a bag and mix them together. Let the soil dry out over night and bring with you to class! 

Preserving the Bounty
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
5:30 PM- 7:30 PM
While your gardens are starting to produce fresh vegetables this season, 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, including a pressure canner, water bath canner, dehydrator and vacuum sealer. We will also talk about the safety aspects of preserving food properly. Join us to learn how to experience the taste of freshly grown produce year-round!


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3 East Alumni Ave, Kingston, RI 02881
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Each workshop is $25.00.  Register for the entire series & save 25%!

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