Upcoming Courses

Creative Gardener Program

A joint effort between Rhode Island School of Design and Rhode Island Master Gardeners Association.

Designed for the seasoned home gardener, this is an in depth instruction course presenting up-to-date information on all gardening basics. Through this course you will have the ability to:

  • Meet other gardeners in an environment of sharing and exploration
  • Complete holes in your gardening know-how
  • Present fulfilling solutions to future gardening issues
  • Know where to find the advice for new difficulties
  • Give back to the garden society and share your joy of growing plants.

Training course Execution:

The course is presented alternating years and includes classroom instruction, directed on a part-time basis on weekends and 70 volunteer service hours, separately scheduled over two years.

Program Contents:

Classroom part covers a full range of gardening subjects such as:

  • Botany and plant identification
  • Plant diseases and prevention
  • Soil
  • Effective landscape design
  • Weed management
  • Compost
  • Pest control
  • Propagation

Volunteer Service part is where students share their gardening skills and passion with the group, supported by our experienced gardeners.

Start Date:
January 14, 2015

Admission Prerequisites:

Seasoned home gardener,ready to share knowledge and passion with other garden enthusiasts.

How to Apply:

At the end of the questions, interview & personal information forms, qualifying students will be asked to join the program.
Submit the Admission Form.