|The mission of the Master Gardener Foundation of Rhode Island is to attract, raise and, when requested, manage funds to support the objectives and projects of the University of Rhode Island Master Gardener Association.|
The Master Gardener Foundation of Rhode Island provides financial support to the University of Rhode Island Master Gardener Association. The URIMGA is an outreach program that fulfills its mission by passionate and dedicated volunteers committed to improving knowledge about the environment, and sustainable gardening practices through community education.
The Master Gardeners teach the best gardening practices through their MGA garden hotline, seminars, lectures, workshops, and demonstrations. They host a Spring Festival, a Garden Symposium, A biennial Garden Tour, and informational booths at fairs and festivals. Their sustainability projects include soil testing, water quality, conservation, and composting, to name just a few. Master Gardeners maintain a number of gardens throughout the State of Rhode Island and surrounding areas, including historical preservation sites such as Prescott Farm and Smith Castle, as well as the URI Botanical gardens, and the Heroes garden at the State House. They conduct active research on the poinsettia project at URI East Farm and on the American Chestnut Reforestation Program in partnership with the South Kingstown Land Trust.
MASTER GARDENER FOUNDATION OF RHODE ISLAND|PO Box 1515|Kingston, RI 02881