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Gardening with the Masters: Tour of the Prescott Farm Herb Garden

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Prescott Farm

Free Event

Whether you’re growing lettuce or lupines, it’s important to know who to turn to for advice – the URI Master Gardeners are here to help! Bring in a soil sample from your home garden for free analysis.

On the first Sunday of the month at 11:00 am, these garden pros will speak on selected topics ranging from pest management to heritage plants. The Guard House and 1812 Windmill will also be open and staffed for public enjoyment. See below for topics and dates:

June 3rd: “A Walking Tour of the Prescott Farm Herb Garden” given by Johanna Becker


Upcoming Lectures:


August 5th: “The Three Sisters Growing Technique – the History, Legend and Practical use of the System” given by Betsy McClintock

September 2nd: “Growing and Managing Crops in your Garden” given by Susan Eastabrook AND “An Understanding of Elemental Soil Nutrients for the Gardener” given by Roger Laberge

October 7th: “Colonial Foodways of New England” given by Jeff Richards

How to collect a soil sample:

Using a clean trowel, take and combine several smaller samples in each separate area of your property that you want to test. Take a sample at a depth of 3-4" for lawn, 6-8" for vegetables and flowers and 12 -18" for fruit trees. Do not sample recently fertilized, limed or very wet soil. You can take the sample from different parts of the lawn or garden. Take approximately one cup of soil and spread it on a piece of paper to dry overnight. Transfer the sample to a small zip-lock bag. Write on the bag your name and the type of plants you plan to grow and bring it with you.

Weather dependent. This program is offered in partnership with the URI Master Gardener Program, Cooperative Extension.

For more information:


Prescott Farm
2009 W Main Rd
Middletown, RI 02842 United States
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401–846–4152 ext.123
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