URI Master Gardener, Jaime Nash will discuss the benefits of beekeeping including how tending beehives gives the gardener a new appreciation for these special pollinating insects. Gardening would never be the same without them. Protect and encourage these tireless tiny farmers!
Jaime is the project leader for URI Master Gardener Edible Forest Garden at the Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI. He has given several presentations and workshops related to beekeeping and attracting pollinators as well as programs on forest gardening and the permaculture principles typically featured within them. He is also a beekeeper and helps maintain two honeybee hives located within the Community Garden at Roger Williams Park.
The Beechwood Lecture Series, offered to the public, free of charge, is a joint effort of the URI Master Gardener Program and the RI Wild Plant Society. Master Gardeners receive education credits for attending.
Upcoming 2017 Beechwood Lectures
3/22/17 Bees in the Garden, Ken Oles, URI Master Gardener
5/24/17 Herb Gardening and Uses, Glen and Mary Cory, Farmacy Herbs, Providence, RI
7/19/17 Cooking with Native Produce, Chef Brandon Read, The Celestial Café, Exeter, RI
9/20/17 Creating Pollinator Habitat, Vanessa Venturini, State Program Leader, URI Master Gardener Program
11/15/17 Designing the Ecological Landscape, Kevin M. Alverson, Landscape Architecture