2016 Lectures & Events at Slater Mill
Free & open to the public
Saturday, March 19; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
“Herb Gardening with an Historic Flair”
Presented by Jeff Rossi, a Hall of Fame URI Master Gardener, and project leader for the Dr. Ruben Mason Medicinal Garden in historic Chepachet, RI.
Thursday, April 7; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Re-creating the Sylvanus Brown House Garden
A combined presentation by Slater Mill staff (history of Sylvanus Brown House), and garden leaders Beverly Burgess and Linda McDaniel (the first year in the garden).
Saturday, April 23; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Earth Day Garden Talks and Clean-Up
The URI Master Gardeners will offer free soil testing, seeds, as well as information and advice on seed starting, soil testing, garden preparation, and pruning in short talks on the half-hour. Slater Mill will host a site clean up day.
Saturday, June 11; 10 a.m. to Noon
Linda Hall will speak on Pollinators, and the types of flowers to which these important birds and bees are attracted.
Saturday, August 27 (all day, during SAM FEST)
URI Master Gardeners welcome visitors to the garden for free soil testing, advice and tours.
About the site: In 2014, the URI Master Gardeners adopted the Sylvanus Brown House garden at Slater Mill as a Community Project. Led by volunteers Beverly Burgess and Linda McDaniel, the garden now grows herbs, vegetables, fibers, and ornamentals typical of an 18th century American garden. Our garden feeds the hungry, and educates students and the public.