Native plant conference to welcome spring in North Kingstown

March 24, 2013 by  

The 2013 Native Plant Conference is taking place this April and should give green-fingered locals some tips to enjoy the better weather ahead.

This annual conference, which is a presentation of the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society and the New England Wild Flower Society, will be a great way for Rhode Island residents to welcome the spring growing season and learn how to become better gardeners. It should be of real interest to environmentalists, nature lovers, and gardeners alike – all of whom will no doubt be anxious to start getting their gardens in order.

The keynote speaker for this year’s conference will be horticulturist Bill Cullina of the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden. He will be talking about ‘New England landscape dynamics: a long view’. In addition, several other speakers will be discussing such topics as garden design and ‘Subterranean society’ in breakout sessions. Guests will have the opportunity to choose three of the six sessions to attend, and there will also be panel discussions and a buffet lunch.

People drawn to the conference will probably come from all over Rhode Island, including nearby Johnston. Organizers are no doubt working with their local printing companies and brochure printers to design and print marketing materials, such as flyers and booklets.

The Native Plant Conference will take place at the Quonset O Club in North Kingstown on April 13 from 8:15 am – 3:00 pm. Tickets are $80 per person. For more information, call 401-789-7479.