2009 marked the start of an exciting partnership between the URI Master Gardener Association and the South Kingstown Land Trust which combined efforts to create the American Chestnut Orchard Research Project. All the site preparation has been accomplished and soon the research will begin.
On Saturday, November 14 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., two representatives of The American Chestnut Foundation will visit URI to deliver a presentation entitled “American Chestnut Restoration: South Kingstown, RI and Beyond.” Kendra Gurney, New England Regional Science Coordinator for the foundation and Yvonne Federowicz, vice president of the foundation’s Massachusetts/Rhode Island chapter, will present the illustrated talk and be able to answer questions on the exciting efforts being waged to bring back to our forests American Chestnut trees which figured significantly in American history. This event is free.
Note: This program will be held in Weaver Auditorium in the Coastal Institute building on the Kingston campus. Construction is the area has eliminated parking along Flagg Road. Enter the campus via Upper College Road, go straight until you pass the Kirk Engineering Complex on the left. Take a left onto East Alumni Avenue to access lots and roadways where parking is available in the area of the Mallon Outreach Center. It’s a short walk to the Coastal Institute building whose main entrance fronts Flagg Road. Click here for map.
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