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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.

 

 

"Gardening with the Masters"
URI Master Gardener Garden Tour
June 24-25, 2017

A two-day showcase that teaches and inspires. Each garden has an educational focus that relates to the style and techniques used in its creation. Demonstrations and related materials will be available to attendees. Questions are encouraged as master gardeners love to share their knowledge, gardening successes, and failures.

Tickets/Guidebooks, which admit one, are $20 and are valid for both days.

 

 

Open House and Garden Tour
June 10, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

The Glocester Heritage Society, along with University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners, are hosting their annual open house and garden tour at the Dr. Reuben Mason House, 1111 Putnam Pike in Chepachet.

From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Master Gardeners will give tours of the garden, explaining its design and medicinal uses of the plants in the 18th century. Many of these plants will be for sale along with plants from the gardeners’ own gardens. There will also be free soil testing and a kiosk to answer gardening questions, vendors and demonstrations.

Edna Kent, the town historian, will give free tours of the restored and furnished first floor of the circa 1747 Dr. Reuben Mason House. The Glocester Heritage Society will host a yard sale.

 

 

Mid-Winter Planning Meeting
February 18, 2017

‚ÄčOur mid-winter planning meeting will be held for all members with guest and the public welcome, time to be set. This is an annual meeting giving all of us a chance to plan equally what event we want to hold each year.

 

 

Master Gardener  Community Garden Tour
August 20, 2016

Our first-ever Project Open House is an opportunity to learn science-based gardening methods in your own community. Drawing upon the success of the Gardening with the Master's tour held in alternate years, this event features 15 of our public URI Master Gardener Program projects.

Free and open to the public, all gardens will be staffed by URI Extension Master Gardeners trained to teach you cutting-edge gardening practices.  In-Garden Workshop: Harvesting and Using 18th Century Herbs from the Garden to a Country Doctors Office, and Many Household Uses of Herbs in the 18th Century. Free seedlings.

 

 

Open House and Garden Tour
June 4, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Glocester Heritage Society, along with University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners, are hosting their 4th annual open house and garden tour at the Dr. Reuben Mason House, 1111 Putnam Pike in Chepachet.

From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Master Gardeners will give tours of the garden, explaining its design and medicinal uses of the plants in the 18th century. Many of these plants will be for sale along with plants from the gardeners’ own gardens. There will also be free soil testing and a kiosk to answer gardening questions.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., members of the Glocester Heritage Society will give tours of the restored and furnished first floor of the circa 1747 Dr. Reuben Mason House. Tours are free. Plant sales go directly to the garden’s educational foundation.

 

 

"Gardening with the Masters" URI Master Gardener Tour
June 20-22, 2015
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A two-day showcase that teaches and inspires. Each garden has an educational focus that relates to the style and techniques used in its creation. Demonstrations and related materials will be available to attendees. Questions are encouraged as master gardeners love to share their knowledge, gardening successes, and failures.

Tickets/Guidebooks, which admit one, are $20 and are valid for both days. Tickets can be purchased at nurseries and garden centers around Rhode Island. Visit urimastergardeners.org for a list of locations or call the URI Outreach Center 401 874-2900 M-F, 9-4.

 

 

Open House and Garden Day
May 30, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners will host an Open House and Garden Day at the Reuben Mason House, 1111 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to noon.

In addition to tours of the Medicinal Garden, the gardeners will provide soil testing and general gardening information.

Members of the Glocester Heritage Society will also be giving tours of the Reuben Mason House, future home of the Dorr Rebellion Museum.

 

 

Valley Forge Elm Tree Lecture & Planting
September 2014

A collaboration with the Glocester land trust and with a lectured ceremony planted a disease resistant Valley Forge Elm tree in the exact spot an elm grew 200 years ago, we learned from photos from the 1880’s showing an already 100 year old tree.  It turned out this tree had been grown by a master gardener. There were two trees left over that ended up at the Chepachet free Will Baptist Church also replacing one’s destroyed by the Dutch elm disease. These are watched over by neighbors and the church members.  This effort alone was an incredible example of how we have the ability to make right what went wrong so long ago.

 

 

Open House and Garden Day
May 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners will host an Open House and Garden Day at the Reuben Mason House, 1111 Putnam Pike, Chepachet.

In addition to tours of the Medicinal Garden, the gardeners will provide soil testing and general gardening information. Members of the Glocester Heritage Society will also be giving tours of the Reuben Mason House, future home of the Dorr Rebellion Museum.

Plant sale proceeds go directly to the garden.

 

 

"Gardening with the Masters" URI Master Gardener Tour
July 2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A two-day showcase that teaches and inspires. Each garden has an educational focus that relates to the style and techniques used in its creation. Demonstrations and related materials will be available to attendees. Questions are encouraged as master gardeners love to share their knowledge, gardening successes, and failures.

Tickets/Guidebooks, which admit one, are $20 and are valid for both days. Tickets can be purchased at nurseries and garden centers around Rhode Island. Visit urimastergardeners.org for a list of locations or call the URI Outreach Center 401 874-2900 M-F, 9-4.

 

 

Dr. Reuben Mason Garden Opening
June 3-5, 2013

Tours will be given of the garden to the public, vendors will be set-up to sell their wares, the Master Gardener's will be there for soil testing and a kiosk to answer questions. We will also have a special children’s area. In addition, a plant sale will be held and the house will be open to the public for tours.

 

 

 

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