The essays posted on this blog are the views of their authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of RIWPS.
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One hot, humid day in September 2020, the team of volunteers at the Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge in South Kingstown were awaiting a backhoe to dig the swales for the demonstration gardens they were building around the rustic cabin that serves as the refuge’s contact center. The backhoe never showed up, so they took up their shovels and moved the dirt by hand.
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The native plant garden at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center in Charlestown had a serendipitous beginning.
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Looking ahead at RIWPS' plant sales it is first helpful to look back.