Fall Gardening School
Geared toward novice to intermediate gardeners, the 2013 edition of URI Fall Gardening School include topics that encourage the establishment of beneficial insects and butterflies, songbirds, vibrant color and healthy soil in the garden.
Join us during twilight hours in the stunning URI Botanical Gardens* for one class, a few classes or all five! Save 20% if you register for the series!  
Fall Perennials Purple Cone Flower
Date: Wednesday, September 11th
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: URI Botanical Gardens, Kingston

Fall is the time for planting new additions and assessing next year's needs in the garden. We will delve in a slew of techniques for perennial management and the many fall-blooming plant species in RI, including rudbeckias, asters, sedums and many Rhody Native species. Join us to learn about encouraging blooms well into the autumn months!
Attracting Birds to Your Garden
Date: Wednesday, September 18th
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: URI Botanical Gardens

Join us to learn the best ways to attract avian visitors to your backyard the all year round by supplying nutritious and natural food sources, shelter and water. No bird seed required!
eastern tiger swallowtail
Gardening for Pollinators
Date: Wednesday, September 25th
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM 
Location: URI Botanical Gardens

Pollinators are a crucial element of our ecosystems and a source of endless garden fascination! Lifelong learners are invited to discover techniques to attract and identify the dazzling array of bees, wasps, butterflies and moths commonly found in southern New England. Plant lists and insect identification tips will be shared in this session. 
Wheel Barrels Compost Bin
Date: Wednesday, October 2nd
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: URI East Farm, Route 108, Kingston

Composting is a practical way of keeping organic waste out of landfills while lowering greenhouse gas emissions associated with waste management practices. Using compost creates healthy landscapes and saves money in garbage disposal, fertilization and soil. Join us to learn the fundamentals of backyard composting! 
URI Botanical Garden Tour
URI Botanical Gardens
Date: Wednesday, October 9th
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: URI Botanical Gardens

Join us in the spectacular URI Botanical Gardens for a walking tour showcasing our low-maintenance disease-resistant turf, trees, shrubs and roses; a mini apple orchard and organic vegetable garden; a children's vegetable garden; and perennial and annual beds!
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