URI Farms Open House

As RI's land grant institution, URI has three farms that serve as field laboratories where a variety of research, teaching and Extension outreach take place. On Saturday, August 25th from 1-4PM, join URI researchers, staff and URI Master Gardener volunteers for a behind-the-scenes look at the research projects, and the people leading them! Read on for a SNEAK PEEK of happenings at each farm!

@ Peckham Farm: 55 Peckham Farm Rd, Kingston RI 02881
*Farm Scavenger Hunt - Learn about Peckham Farm and the species of animals here with a fun scavenger hunt (prizes for the winners!)
*Self-Guided Farm Tours with learning stations with live swine, sheep, goats, beef cattle and poultry!
*4-H: Hands-on Children’s Activities
*Animal and research project demonstrations

@ East Farm: 2097 Kingstown Rd, South Kingstown RI 02881
*Bee research and pollinator habitat project showcase 
*Net and fishing equipment demonstrations
*Free Chowder Samples!
*Lobster traps and equipment displays
*Coyote ecology research show & tell
*How to Help Your Child Become a Veggie Super Power!
*Veggie Rock Painting 
*2018 Poinsettia Trials-Take a Tour with the URI Master Gardeners!
*Exhibit of art inspired by nature
*Hands-on potting demo at hoop house
*Native plants for pollinators and restoration
*Cooking demonstrations and samples
*Information "stations" on mosquito control, bladderwort control and tickborne illness prevention research 
*Propagation of eastern hemlocks resistant to hemlock woolly adelgid

@ Gardner Crops Station ("Agronomy"): 370 Thirty Acre Pond Rd, West Kingston, RI 02892
*Carrot-tasting trials!
*Scavenger Hunt
*Children's activities
*Faculty-led tours on current vegetable production research and plant variety trials.
*Weed ID Information station



Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm

East Farm, Peckham Farm and Gardner Crops Station

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