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URI Master Gardener Symposium “Gardening Smart with Spectacular Results”

March 11 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

$75

The ​2017 ​URI ​Master ​Gardener ​Symposium ​will ​likely ​become ​another ​sell-out, ​following ​in ​the ​path ​of ​last ​year’s ​highly ​successful ​program. ​ ​This ​one-day ​annual ​symposium ​includes ​keynote ​speakers, ​a ​panel ​discussion ​and ​great ​food. ​ ​The ​highlights ​of ​the ​March ​11th ​program ​feature ​the ​expertise ​of ​the ​following ​dynamic ​keynote ​speakers:

Claudia ​West: ​ ​So ​you ​think ​Natives ​are ​weedy ​and ​messy? ​ ​This ​lecture ​debunks ​this ​myth ​and ​explores ​the ​aesthetic ​value ​of ​native ​plants ​and ​their ​highly ​attractive ​cultivars. ​ ​You ​will ​be ​fascinated ​by ​the ​range ​of ​colors ​and ​textures ​found ​in ​our ​native ​flora. ​ ​Numerous ​design ​examples ​and ​plant ​combinations ​demonstrate ​the ​beauty, ​elegance ​and ​diversity ​created ​through ​a ​sense ​of ​place, ​using ​regionally ​appropriate ​native ​plants ​in ​the ​landscape. ​ ​We ​will ​explore ​how ​native ​species ​grow ​in ​the ​wild ​and ​translate ​this ​knowledge ​into ​powerful ​design ​principles ​for ​your ​landscape. ​ ​Enjoy ​and ​be ​inspired!

Kelly ​Orzel: ​ ​While ​kitchen ​gardens, ​or ​potagers, ​not ​only ​look ​lovely, ​they ​also ​provide ​fresh ​cut ​flowers ​and ​tasty ​fruits ​and ​vegetables ​throughout ​the ​season. ​ ​It ​is ​a ​practice ​that ​combines ​old-fashioned, ​organic ​growing ​techniques ​with ​the ​artistry ​of ​the ​cottage ​garden. ​ ​Learn ​how ​simple ​it ​is ​to ​be ​a ​successful ​organic, ​kitchen ​gardener! ​ ​We ​will ​discuss ​vegetable ​patch ​and ​plant ​bed ​designs, ​preparing ​your ​soil, ​and ​getting ​the ​most ​out ​of ​your ​space ​with ​a ​focus ​on ​organic ​growing ​practices. ​ ​Along ​the ​way ​Kelly ​will ​share ​the ​secrets ​to ​growing ​beefy ​heirloom ​tomatoes, ​cucumbers ​and ​delicious ​herbs.

Tim ​Boland: ​ ​Restore ​your ​sanity ​and ​take ​back ​your ​garden! ​ ​Invasive ​plants ​alter ​the ​structure ​and ​function ​of ​natural ​ecosystems ​and ​are ​a ​nuisance ​in ​our ​home ​landscapes. ​ ​Join ​Tim ​as ​he ​outlines ​several ​of ​the ​most ​aggressive ​invasive ​plants ​within ​the ​Northeast ​and ​native ​plant ​alternatives ​you ​can ​grow. ​ ​Tim ​will ​also ​discuss ​best ​management ​practices ​he ​uses ​in ​his ​home ​garden ​and ​at ​the ​Polly ​Hill ​Arboretum ​to ​limit ​and ​control ​invasive ​plants.

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Details

Date:
March 11
Time:
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
$75
Website:
https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventId=1885851

Venue

URI Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences
120 Flagg Rd.
Kingston, RI 02881 United States
Phone:
401-874-2900
Website:
http://www.uri.edu