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 two fold: 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!
Annual Plant Sale
Vegetables, Perennials, Annuals
Grown by URI Master Gardener volunteers
Gardening with the Master’s Tour
June 24th and 25th, 2017
Get answers to your toughest questions from URI Master Gardener volunteers!
With special emphasis on pollinators, native plants, best plant care practices, invasive plant management and more!
Free Soil pH Testing
Bring a soil sample or two for free pH and textural testing by URI Master Gardener volunteers!
Click here for instructions on how to take soil sample
Square Foot Gardening
Container Gardening in Small Spaces
Supermarket Sleuth | Make a Seed Pot | Water Pollution Awareness
Interactive Horridge Conservatory Tours
w/ URI Learning Landscape Program educators
Nature Scavenger Hunt and Prizes
URI Energy Fellow Activities
Comparing Lightbulb Efficiency | Energy Audits | Home Model Match Up
Solar Car Race | Make a Wind Turbine
w/ URI Energy Fellows
South Kingstown Farmer’s Market
Arson Alley Apiary
S & P Gardiner Farm
Photography of Sand Hill Cove
Kelley Kreations Pottery
RI Mushroom Co.
Provencal Bakery and Cafe
New England Grass Fed
Earth Essence Herbals
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Thundermist Health Center
Brandon Family Farm
Matunuck Oyster Bar
Bring your electronic waste for free environmentally-friendly disposal by Indie Cycle, LLC!
Click here for more info about what to bring