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Planting Seeds

Learn the principles of collecting and propagating seeds with URI Master Gardeners and the Providence Seed Library at this two-part virtual series of workshops hosted by Providence Community Library!


Seed Saving Basics: A Virtual Gardening Workshop 

Wednesday, October 13, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Zoom

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Join URI Master Gardener Bill Baddeley for a virtual talk on the basics of saving vegetable seeds.  He will cover the benefits of seed saving for the home gardener, the basic principles of seed saving, and describe in detail how to save seeds from two example vegetables. 


Winter Sowing: Propagation Techniques for Growing Native Plants

Wednesday, October 27, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Zoom

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Join URI Master Gardener Dave Vissoe for a virtual talk about native plants and how to propagate them!  Dave is the Project Leader of the Kettle Pond Garden at the US Fish and Wildlife Kettle Pond Visitor Center, which is composed entirely of locally sourced native plants.  He will offer a virtual tour of the garden and discuss native plant propagation techniques such as winter sowing.


The Providence Seed Library

The Providence Seed Library is a living collection of open-pollinated, heirloom and culturally resonant seeds sustained by new and experienced gardeners, and housed at participating Providence Community Library locations (Knight Memorial, Mount Pleasant, Rochambeau and Washington Park). 

The URI Master Gardener Program

 The mission of the URI Master Gardener Program is to educate citizens in environmentally-sound gardening practices through the dissemination of factual, research-based information.  Through the train-the-trainer approach, over 700 volunteers serve as URI Extension Master Gardener educators, amplifying the impact of Cooperative Extension to improve environmental quality and build healthy communities.  We invite you to learn from URI Extension Master Gardeners through the various educational offerings in the menu below.