Rhody Native Propagation Workshop Series This workshop series is offered free of charge to nursery industry professionals by the University of Rhode Island in cooperation with the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association and the Rhode Island Natural History Survey through a Northeast SARE grant. Nursery professionals must attend all five workshops to be eligible for seed donations and consultations. Workshops 1 and 5 are also open to other green industry professionals and land managers including landscape designers and architects, landscape contractors, garden center professionals, habitat restoration practitioners, etc.
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Call (401) 874-2900 to register. Contact Vanessa Venturini at (401) 874-7142 or email@example.com with questions.
Workshop 1 The Native Plant Industry with a Local Focus Thursday, October 13, 2011 6-8pm Location: Watkins Building, Corless Auditorium, URI Bay Campus, Narragansett, RI Speakers: Vanessa Venturini, URI; Shannon Brawley, RINLA; Tysh McGrail, Woodscapes, Inc.; TBD Overview of the course and the Rhody Native initiative; designing with natives; case study of a local native plant nursery
Workshop 2 Field ID and Seed Collection Saturday, October 15, 2011 9:30 am-12:30pm Location: TBD Speaker: Hope Leeson, RINHS Native plant ID and collection methods
Workshop 3 Grower Round Table: Outdoor Seed Propagation Thursday, Oct 27, 2011 3-5 pm Location: Hoogendorn Nursery, 408 Turner Rd. Middletown, RI Speakers: Dr. Brian Maynard, URI; Dick Hoogendorn, Hoogendorn Nursery; Don Allen, F.W. Schumacher Seed Company Seed cleaning and storage; seed treatment for dormancy including stratification and scarification; seed bed prep and management
Photo credit: Sanne Kure-Jensen
Workshop 4 Grower Round Table: Indoor Seed Propagation Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 3-5 pm Location: Greenhouse Classroom 123, URI Kingston Campus Speakers: Dr. Brian Maynard, URI; Harry Chase, Chase Farms; Kate Pawling, New England Wildflower Society, Nasami Farm Seed flat production; greenhouse culture comparing indoor vs. outdoor; winter cutting propagation of woody plants
Workshop 5 Panel Discussion: Sources of Demand and Marketing of Native Plants Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 5-7 pm Photo credit: Catherine Weaver Location: Watkins Building, Corless Auditorium, URI Bay Campus, Narragansett, RI Speakers: Catherine Weaver, Tupelo Gardenworks; Caitlyn Chaffee, CRMC; Don Knezick, Pinelands Nurseries; Wenley Ferguson, Save the Bay; Dale Hendricks, Greenlight Plants, LLC, Demand from a habitat restoration, reclamation, and landscaping perspective; marketing native plants