The University of Rhode Island Master Gardener’s Program has invited gardeners who are seeking inspiration to attend one of the 16 open house events as part of its first Project Open House.
The events will be held at demonstration gardens across Rhode Island on Aug. 20. The program will begin at 9 a.m. and run until noon.
“You can learn to cultivate mushrooms in Providence, to cook with your garden’s harvest and extend the season in Kingston, to grow medicinal plants in Pawtucket, how to attract pollinators and beneficial insects in Newport and Middletown,” URI Master Gardener Program state program leader Vanessa Venturini said. “This is an opportunity to visit a garden right in your community and learn from URI Master Gardeners. With 16 projects across the state featuring unique workshop topics, this event has something for everyone.”
The events are free and will be hosted at gardens that are designed and maintained by Master Gardeners from URI. The gardeners will be available at the events to help teach new techniques in gardening as well as share knowledge about growing vegetables, flowers, herbs and a variety of other plants that grow in Rhode Island.