RIWPS Fall Native Plant Sale 2021

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston

Find us at the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market on August 28, 2021.  The market is open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Take advantage of the fall planting season. We will have over 1,000 native plants and will be featuring fall bloomers. Come early for the best selection. Bring a friend. Bring a wagon. More […]

Cancelled: First (well actually the second)Thursday Botanizing Walk, Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge

Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge 2082 Victory Highway, Coventry, RI

Please note.  This walk has been cancelled. We have moved this walk to the second Thursday of the month to avoid being too close to Labor Day Weekend! Late summer is a great time to visit Audubon's Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge. The late Rhode Island artist Maxwell Mays donated over 295 acres of diverse wildlife […]

Wild Garden Party – Live (RIWPS member event)

Riverside, RI

Solidago sempervirens (seaside goldenrod), GGardner Let’s get together in the garden to talk about goldenrods, asters, and the glory of native plants in fall.  Join us in Riverside, RI in the garden of RIWPS member Sally Johnson. It will be nice to see fellow wild gardeners.   (Light refreshment will be provided.) A reminder email […]

Walking Tour: New Native Plant Projects, Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge 1040 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road, South Kingstown 02879

Learn about the new native plant garden and the work at restoration sites at Trustom Pond NWR, a 787-acre refuge in South Kingstown, that protects the state's only undeveloped salt pond. September 17 will mark the first anniversary of the groundbreaking for the garden, a URI Master Gardener Program project in partnership with the USFWS. Thirty […]

Workshop: Become a Citizen Scientist for the Bumblebees

Wakefield, RI

Join Dr. Robert J. Gegear from UMASS Dartmouth for a workshop on what you can do to maximize biodiversity conservation in your own backyard by creating and sustaining pollination systems at risk of local extinction. Dr. Gegear, who spoke at the Lisa Lofland Gould Lecture in the fall of 2019 about his research on the […]

First Thursday Botanizing Walk, Swan Point Cemetery

Swan Point Cemetery, Providence 585 Blackstone Blvd, Providence

Note:  This walk was originally planned for August but was cancelled at that time due to heavy rain. Swan Point, a 200-acre historic garden cemetery in Providence, was established in 1847 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.  Kelly M. Perry, Director of Horticulture, Greenhouse Operations and Educational Outreach at Swan Point […]

Beechwood Lecture: Life in the Soil

Beechwood Center 44 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI

Worm Composting Join Monique Bosch from Wiggle Room - Organic Worm Composting to learn how worm composing can help you grow the healthiest plants this season.  We’ll explore ‘living soil’, what it looks like, how to make it, and how to harness its goodness.  A step-by-step instruction will be given for those interested in starting […]

Wild Garden Party – On Making Seed Starter Kits

Our October Wild Garden Party centered on seed collection. This month let's talk about how to get them into the 'dirt'.  Let's plan for a get together to make seed starting kits for ourselves, and others.  We will come up with a list of things needed based on the "clam shell" method. If you have […]

Workshop: Create a Terrarium with Native Plants

Kingston, RI

Have you ever seen a terrarium built from native evergreens? Now's your chance to make one for your own holiday table. In this workshop learn how to make and cultivate a mini-ecosystem with native evergreen plants. Your terrarium will be an actual living mini-cultivating garden to be enjoyed throughout the winter and either planted outdoors […]

How Native Plant Cultivars Affect Pollinators – Lisa Lofland Gould Lecture


How Native Plant Cultivars Affect Pollinators We are sorry that technical details meant that this talk to do occur as planned on November 14, 2021.  We are working to make a recording of the talk and will make it available on our website as soon as it is possible.  Thanks for your patience.  Native plant […]

Wild Garden Party – Putting Together Seed Starting Kits

Riverside, RI

Our December 4 Wild Garden Party we be putting together seed starter kits at the home of Sally Johnson in Riverside, RI, starting at 1 pm. Bring your salad containers, responsibly collected native seeds, extra plug trays, and lunch bags.  We will supply other materials as needed (based on our discussion on November 9). It […]