Calendar and Events

September 2015

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Members Twilight Meeting

5:30 p.m. Swan Point

For RINLA Members

Join us for the September Twilight Meeting at Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Blvd., Providence RI 02906

Program: Join staff horticulturist Kelly Perry for a tour of the trees and gardens at Swan Point and also areas surrounding the newly expanded Chapel, Reception and Columbarium facilities.

Sponsor: USDA Risk Management and Cross Insurance Agency

Please RSVP to Shannon Brawley 874-5220 or

October 2015

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Members Twilight Meeting

5:30 p.m. at E.J. Prescott Inc.

For RINLA Members

Join us for the October Twilight Meeting at E.J. Prescott Inc., 38 Albion Road, Lincoln, RI 02865

Program: A representative from Roth Global Plastics (manufacturers of underground tanks that can be used in septic, oil, potable water and rainwater harvesting applications) will demonstrate their products. Attendees may be certified as an installer.

A representative from Filtrexx will discuss the company's offerings and applications, including living retaining walls, rain garden applications, community gardens and pollution removal.

Also, learn about Geosystems vegetated and aggregate permeable pavement systems -- and Biosol 100% organic fertilizer

Sponsors: USDA Risk Management and Pavers by Ideal.

Please bring a canned food item to benefit the RI Community Food Bank

Please RSVP to Shannon Brawley 874-5220 or

January 2016

Jan. 4 to 20, 2016

RI Certified Horticulturist Training

6 to 8:30 p.m. URI East Farm, Bldg. 75, East Farm Road, Kingston, RI

RICH Training Sessions will be held Mondays and Wednesdays
January 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 and 20, 2016

Examinations for the written and plant ID sections will be given Jan. 25 & 27

For re-certification RICH can earn 1/2 recertification point per session (up to 2 points) 

To order training manuals or to register for training sessions, use form below.

2016 RICH Training Registration Form - FINAL.pdf

Wednesday, Jan. 27

RINLA Winter Meeting & Expo

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

RINLA Members - Mark Your Calendars!

Join us for the Winter Meeting & Expo - with a full day of presentations on timely topics and exhibits.

This is a one-day event! Save the date!

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick RI 02886

Registration: Look for registration forms in the mail - they will also be posted online in the fall.

Questions, contact the RINLA office at 401-874-5220 or email:

March 2016

March 31 to April 3

66th annual Rhode Island Home Show

RI Convention Center, Providence

Once again RINLA will participate with displays and educational information at the Rhode Island Home Show. Stay tuned for further details.