Gardening and Environmental Hotline

hotline 2016The URI Gardening & Environmental Hotline is a free service that provides high-quality, science-based solutions to problems encountered by residential gardeners. It is staffed by trained URI Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners who will connect you to science-based horticultural information via phone, email or walk-in.

Trained URI Master Gardeners staff the hotline, serving as conduits to the knowledge base of the Land Grant University system.

If you would like to bring in a plant or insect for identification, please plan on visiting the hotline which is located at the URI Mallon Center. Other available services during walk-in hours are free pH & texture testing of your soil. For more information about soil testings, click here.

Ways to Connect with the Hotline

CALL April – October Monday-Thursday from 9am-2pm at  (401) 874.4836

EMAIL year-round

WALK IN April – October from 9:30am-1:30 to get help with identifying plants & insects, free pH soil testing or with questions.  

The URI Gardening & Environmental Hotline is located at the URI Outreach Center, 3 East Alumni Ave, Kingston, RI, 02881

*All services that take place are free, but in the event that the hotliner volunteers are unable to ID your plant or pest you will have the option to have it looked at by the URI Plant Clinic for a $10 fee.