The Dr. Reuben Mason House Medicinal Garden is a University of Rhode Island (URI) Master Gardener Program demonstration project.
The Glocester Heritage Society has asked the URI Master Gardener Program to help in designing, researching, planting, maintaining and educating in the types of medical plants that would have been used at this historic country doctor’s house.
The mission of the URI Master Gardener Program is to educate citizens in environmentally sound horticulture practices through the dissemination of factual, science- based information.
Through our demonstration gardens and educational services, URI Master Gardeners connect the resources and knowledge base of the Land Grant University system to the people who need them.
Open Store & Garden Tour
September 9, 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Our first-ever project open house at the Job Armstrong Store Shopkeepers Garden, 1181 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Rhode Island is an opportunity to learn science-based gardening methods in your own community. Free and open to the public, the garden will be staffed by URI Extension Master Gardeners explaining the vision and progress of the new garden. There will free soil testing, a plant sale and a kiosk to answer gardening questions. Edna Kent, the town historian, will be there to explain the history of the store. A Sidewalk Sale will be ongoing between 10:00am and 3:00pm.