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  • URI Global Council members
    URI Global Council meets in the Bay Area
    The Franciscan brothers who oversaw the construction in 1822 of the adobe building and wall that still stand in the heart of Santa Clara University probably would have found last week's banquet dinner inconceivable. People from around the...
  • URI leaders proposing features for an "app"
    URI leadership board meets with local interfaith activists
    Members of the Leadership Council of the North American Region of URI, the United Religions Initiative, held an unusual gathering with local interfaith leaders at Mercy Center in Burlingame last Sunday, March 23. The Council members were in town...
  • Setting up Temporary Fence
    Setting up temporary fence
    David Kennard of Wellscroft Fence Systems recommended always starting project by creating a complete fencing plan. Whether you are a beginning farmer setting up your first fence or more experienced, check your inventory of parts before you begin...
  • Mina Vescera describes her research at URI on growing melons in a high tunnel
    Growing melons in high tunnels
    Do you and your customers want healthy tasty melons from your high tunnels?At a recent Growers’ Twilight Meeting, Mina Vescera shared her results from the 2011 melon trials she conducted in the high tunnels at URI's Agronomy Fields...
  • URI basketball player arrested: Sex encounter videos posted on Facebook
    URI basketball player arrested: Sex videos posted on Facebook
    University of Rhode Island basketball player Jonathan Holton was arrested byURIcampus police on March 28 for allegedly videotaping himself having sex with women on campus. The videos were then posted on Facebook and shared with at least 30 people....
  • Selecting Breeds for Grass-fed Beef
    Breeds and Sire Selection for Year-Round, Grass-Fed Beef
    Levi Geyer, USDA AMS Livestock Grading and Handling Educator, spoke on Genetic Improvements for Grass Finished Cattle October 14th at the University of Rhode Island. Geyer said “Choosing the right breeds and sires is critical to your success...
  • URI Agronomy Staff Hosts Twilight Meeting
    URI Test Gardens
    URI Agronomy staff and students hosted a Twilight Meeting at the University of Rhode Island’s Trial Fields on September 1, 2011. About 35 farmers and agricultural service providers from Rhode Island and New Hampshire attended a guided tour...
  • Herb and vegetable gardens at Prescott Farm
    URI Master Gardeners - Teaching Sustainable Gardening
    Since 1970, Rhode Island Master Gardener programs and volunteers have helped RI County Agriculture Agents educate homeowners about sustainable gardening and safe food-handling practices. Located at the University of Rhode Island (URI), these...
  • Apple tree
    Apple Picking Anyone?
    The URI Master Gardeners are looking for volunteerApple Pickers to help at their East Farm orchards this fall. The pickers are asked to pick boxes of apples for the RI Food Bank and needy families. Apple boxes will be provided.The URI East Farm...
  • Rhody Native plants at Chase Farms, Portsmouth, RI
    Rhody Natives - Locally Grown, Locally Sourced Native Plants
    The Rhody Native initiative was founded in 2010 by the RI Natural History Survey (RINHS) to offer indigenous plant material to homeowners, landscape designers and organizations involved in habitat restoration. The Rhody Native project is an...
  • William Tell
    ‘William Tell’: a Swiss hero stands against tyranny
    How many stories have you ever heard of about which most people know the ending, but nothing else? “William Tell drew his crossbow, aimed, and fired an arrow that split the apple perched atop the head of his son.” The End. Okay.....
  • Jersey Shore's Pauly D
    Jersey Shore's Pauly D surrounded by fans on University of Rhode Island campus
    Pauly D, one of the stars of MTV's "Jersey Shore" was surrounded by fans on the University of Rhode Island (URI) campus and needed help from police officers in order to escape.The pandemonium broke out on the evening of November 17,...
  • LOST
    LOST: Michael Emerson aka Benjamin Linus visit
    LOST Fans in the Rhode Island area are in for a special treat this weekend at the URI campus.For years, he messed with the minds of viewers around the world as the master manipulator Benjamin Linus on the phenomenally successful ABC show LOST....