Sanne-Kure-Jensen Recycling coordinator Town of Portsmouth

"Ecological Landscape Design -Gardening for Wildlife"

     Pictures by Janice



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Ecological Landscaping


Eco-friendly Garden Designs



  Design landscapes to welcome wildlife and pollinators. Use native and ornamental plants with low input needs to encourage birds, pollinators and wildlife, while reducing maintenance, costs and potential toxins.




This workshop will reference


Sarah Stein’s inspirational book,


Noah's Garden: Restoring the Ecology of Our Own Backyards and the


National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Certified Backyard program.





Books used in talk



April  meeting- Anna Jane Kocon, owner of the Little State Flower Company- describes her business and location on 5 acres in  Portsmouth.             photos by Deb Mack

March meeting- Following a buffet by the hostess committee,  member Linda Kirkpatrick give tips and showed designs to explain the finer points of the schedule for our annual flower show coming in May at Atria.                                                                Photos by Deb Mack

February meeting-

Robyn Spagnolo- Botanical Jewelry


Look at your garden in a different way and see plant material in a way that allows you to consider drying and changing it to create beautiful pieces for a stunning flower show entry. The hostess committee had an amazing array of food items to taste over two tables!

                                      Photos by Roberta and Deb

                                       Raffle basket by Mary DiBara





January 2017 Meeting-Hospital volunteer Barbara Powell Keeley explains Power of flowers as projects with many types of hospital patients. Making cards and arrangements for them to enjoy and feel as a accomplishment. Hostess committee with delicious food offerings nearly gone!

                                                Photos by Deb Mack

November 9, 2016- Dreamscapes Design owner, Teresa Mello,  describes water feature placement  and examples. She also explained the  fish life and plants that enhance the gardens she designs.

                                                        Photos by Deb Mack


         Hostess Committee table arrangement with Dish Garden display

October 11, 2016- Martin Van Hof on bringing in houseplants and their care                                                                          Photos by Deb Mack

September 14, 2016- Member new year get together at the library

                                                     Photo by Deb Mack

Meetings and Events



September 12, 2018

Meeting at Portsmouth Free Public Library


Horticulture tips

Jean Gadsby;

2019 Flower Show, Linda

Kirkpatrick,  Accredited Judge


October 10, 2018 Meeting at

Atria Aquidneck Place


Dish Garden demonstration and Raffle, 

Blakely Szosz,

RIFGC  President




October 19, 2018 

at Portsmouth Library 


Arranging Workshop for 

"Taste Of Portsmouth", Library Fundraiser that evening,

Annette Jarvis coordinator 


November 13, 2018 

at Roger Williams Park Casino

RIFGC Education Day


November 14, 2018

Meeting At Portsmouth Free Public Library


Holiday Arrangement Demonstration and Raffle

Barbara Blossom, accredited Judge



November 29, 2018

at Portsmouth Free Public Library



Town Buildings

Wreath Making Workshop



December 12, 2018

Holiday Luncheon 

Local Z

12:00 cocktails