Join Karen Asher to learn how to use native plants to create beautiful, well-balanced and thriving landscapes. Turn your backyard into a bio-diverse refuge for the plants, birds, pollinators and animals that share our planet. This talk will focus on wildflowers for a variety of conditions.
Karen Asher is a native plant specialist and former president of the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society. She holds a certificate in native plant studies with a focus on field botany from the Native Plant Trust and she volunteers in its plant conservation program assessing the status of rare species in Rhode Island. She has published numerous articles on native plants.
Karen is also a Master Gardener and has presented this program and other programs on Gardening with RI Native Plants at garden clubs, land trusts and libraries across the state. She enjoys working in her own garden in West Kingston.
The Beechwood Lecture series is a joint effort of the URI Master Gardener Program and the RI Wild Plant Society. These series is open to the public public and free of charge. Master Gardeners receive education credits for attending.
If interested in attending, please contact the Volunteer/Program Coordinator’s Office at The Beechwood Center for Life Enrichment at 401-268-1594; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
We are also excited to announce our upcoming 2022 Lecture Series! We have a great group of speakers who will surely prove to be dynamic and educational.
6/15/22 Detecting and Treating Plant Pathogens, Heather Faubert, URI Dept. of Plant Sciences and Entomology
8/17/22 Residential Landscape Design Basics, Kevin M. Alverson,
10/19/22 Chestnut Orchard Research Project, Rudi Hempe, URI Master Gardener Program