URI Spring Festival

URI Cooperative Extension will hold the URI Spring Festival (formerly known as the East Farm Spring Festival) in the URI Botanical Gardens and the Fine Arts Commuter Parking Lot this year.

The mission of the festival is twofold: 1) to provide a forum for education, information sharing and networking amongst URI, partner organizations and the general public; and 2) to highlight URI research, outreach and Extension efforts through demonstrations, workshops, exhibits and tours. The festival traditionally draws an estimated 3,000 visitors annually, with an estimated 4,000 attendees in 2016. Please join us at our new location on the main URI campus on May 6th!

Events Details:

South Kingstown Farmer’s Market

Ornamental and vegetable plant sale (URI Master Gardener Program)

RI Wild Plant Society native plant sale

URI Pharmacy Deaprtment medicinal plant sale

URI Horticulture Club tropical plant sale

Gardening information Kiosks and Demonstrations

Free URI Botanical Garden, Watson House, Horridge Conservatory and Arboretum Tours

Free soil pH testing (bring a sample!)

Indie Cycle (bring your recyclables!)

Sign up for an in-home energy assessment - start conserving!

Boru Barbecue, Presto Coffee Co., Havens Brothers 

Race a Solar Car, Make a Solar Bracelet, Be a Supermarket Sleuth (Where does our food come from?), Go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt, and more!

Live music from Los Duderinos and the URI Jazz Combo

Food trucks and more!

Gardening Information Kiosks - bring your toughest questions!
Lightning Garden Talks - learn a ton about pollinators, native plants, best plant care practices, invasive plant management and more!

Questions? Please call Kate Venturini at 401-874-4096, or email kate@uri.edu


Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 9:00am to 1:00pm

URI Botanical Gardens and Fine Arts Commuter Lot

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