URI Master Gardener Program

Cooperative Extension


Gardening and Environmental Hotline

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

Plant Protection Clinic

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

Soil pH Testing Service

The URI Master Gardeners conducts soil testings to help determine your soil pH levels and textures, and will also provide recommendations for gradual correction of your soil problems.

TickEncounter Resource Center

The TickEncounter Resource Center helps educate and promote the most up-to-date, effective, tick-bite prevention techniques.


RI Coastal Plant Guide

A digital, interactive searchable database of over 200 native plants suitable for establishment in coastal areas. Developed in 2007.

RI Native Plant Guide

A digital, interactive searchable database of over 100 plants native to Rhode Island. Developed in 2016.

Recommended Plantings for Migratory Songbirds (PDF)

Fact sheet detailing the highest valued native plants to migratory songbirds based on nutritional content of the plants.

Native Plant Site Solutions for Backyard Habitat (PDF) 

How-to guide for enhancing wildlife habitat value in urban and suburban areas.

RI Planting Calendar (PDF)

Calendar detailing ideal planting dates for various crops in Rhode Island.

Use Fertilizers and Pesticides Responsibly (PDF)

Fact sheet listing best practices for fertilizer and pesticide application on residential landscapes.

Food Safety for Home Gardeners

Website that provides information about home garden food safety best practices.

Food Preservation workshops 

Website that provides links to a variety of food preservation resources.

NBC10 Plant Pro

Weekly video segments on a range of horticultural and agricultural topics.

School Garden Initiative

Harnesses children’s enthusiasm for the natural world​, foster environmental awareness, ecological literacy and wellness, and bolster students’ understanding of nutrition and food access through outdoor engagement and applied learning in a “living laboratory” – the school garden.
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