Services

URI Cooperative Extension offers many free and low cost informational and diagnostic services. Click below to access more information about each!

Free Seed Program

Free vegetable, flower and herb seed packets are available for schools, community and youth groups, 4-H clubs, community gardens, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, and individuals, while supplies last in January each year. This program is made possible annually through the generous donation of expired seeds by Ocean State Job Lot.

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Gardening and Environmental Hotline

The URI Gardening and Environmental Hotline identifies plants or insects in your garden, and will provide you with horticultural information.

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Plant Protection Clinic

The URI Plant Protection Clinic identifies insect problems on plants and in the home, and will diagnose plant diseases.

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Request a Master Gardener Kiosk

Ask a URI Master Gardener at informational kiosks set up at large events and host sites throughout Rhode Island.

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Request a Speaker

Trained URI Master Gardener volunteers present workshops on a variety of topics related to environmentally-sound horticulture. Presentations are available for host organizations in Rhode Island and bordering towns in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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Soil PH Testing Service

URI Master Gardener volunteers conduct soil tests to help determine soil pH level and predominant soil texture, while also providing recommendations for gradual correction of your soil problems. This service is available at various locations around the state, or by submitting a “Request Soil pH Testing for your event” form.

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TickEncounter Resource Center

TickEncounter is the outreach arm of our multi-pronged approach to solving the tick problem locally, nationally, and around the globe. TickEncounter provides our principle means for connecting with stake-holders, and extending tick control and tickborne disease prevention research to end-users in an engaging way, helping empower them to take appropriate action.

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Radio hours with Master Gardeners

The URI Master Gardener Virtual Radio Hour is here to help by providing live, science-based answers to your gardening questions!

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