The University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners will host a free open house at their Demonstration Garden at East Farm this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to showcase new gardening techniques as well as recipes. Learn about the latest trends in growing vegetables and herbs, as well as how to prevent plant diseases and pest damage. Attendees can also tour the 5,000-square-foot complex or the Giving Garden, which produces a high volume of vegetables for local pantries. Aside from informational tours, there will be an â€śAsk a Master Gardenerâ€ť booth and soil testing, as well as childrenâ€™s activities. Three professional chefs will each give a one-hour cooking demonstration, followed by samples. There will be no plant sales at this event, there will only be URI Master Gardener cookbooks (at a booth that will feature samples from the cookbook).
Saturday, August 16
East Farm, 1 East Farm Road, South Kingstown