Events

Beechwood Lecture: Life in the Soil

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 this most effective method of composting.

Monique Bosch is trained in landscape design, horticulture and soil biology. She is a community leader, teaching about healthy soil and healthy food. Monique has worked with volunteers to build over 40 edible school and community gardens and farms in CT and RI. Current projects include creating an edible campus at a local community college and working with teens to build a regenerative community farm.

If interested in attending, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator’s Office at The Beechwood Center for Life Enrichment. Call  401-268-1594 or email the office at: EMcAndrew@northkingstown.org.

These programs are offered to members and the public at no charge.  Master Gardeners receive education credits for attending.

Beechwood Center is located at 44 Beach Street; North Kingstown, RI 02852  Google Driving Directions


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.  The following is an outline of our upcoming speakers and topics for 2022.  We also hope to see you then!

2/16/22    BioBlitz   David Gregg,Ph.D, Executive Director, RI Natural History Survey

4/20/22    Native Plant Ecology   Karen Asher, RI Wild Plant Society

6/15/22    Detecting and Treating Plant Pathogens   Heather Faubert, URI Dept. of Plant Sciences and Entomology

8/17/22    Creating Pollinator Meadows   TBD

10/29/22  Chestnut Orchard Research Project   Rudi Hempe, URI Master Gardener Program

Beechwood Lecture – Life in the Soil – PROGRAM CANCELLED

We are canceling this program and hope to reschedule it when the conditions for gathering together make more sense.  

Organic Worm Composting

Monique Bosch from Wiggle Room Organic Worm Composting will describe how worm composing can help you grow the healthiest plants this season.  She’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 this most effective method of composting.

Monique Bosch is trained in landscape design, horticulture and soil biology. She is a community leader, teaching about healthy soil and healthy food. Monique has worked with volunteers to build over 40 edible school and community gardens and farms in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Current projects include creating an edible campus at a local community college and working with teens to build a regenerative community farm.

The Beechwood Lecture Series is a joint effort of the URI Master Gardeners Program and the RI Wild Plant Society. Master Gardeners receive education credits for attending. The lectures are offered to the public free of charge.

If interested in attending, please contact Rayna Wilcox, Volunteer/Program Coordinator, at The Beechwood Center for Life Enrichment at 401-268-1594; or email her at: RWilcox@northkingstown.org

Location: Beechwood Center, 44 Beach Street; North Kingstown, RI 02852

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Our upcoming 2020 Lectures 

5/20/20           Ecosystem Gardening with Native Plants: Karen Asher, RI Wild Plan Society

7/15/20            Capturing the Native Garden in Art: Frances Topping, Artist and Illustrator

9/16/20            Narragansett Food Sovereignty Initiative & Sustainable Agriculture: Cassius & Dawn Spears

11/18/20          Detecting & Treating Plant Pathogens: Heather Faubert, University of Rhode Island