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This tour of was prepared for an April 5, 2016, presentation at URI's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute called "Earth Day Every Day in Rhode Island." The synopsis from the lecture announcement:

Earth Day and Arbor Day are fast approaching, and dozens of RI groups have planned cleanups and celebrations. The Providential Gardener provides a well-organized calendar and local news service to keep you informed about "what grows on" in Rhode Island, not just during April -- "Earth Month" -- but all year. curates news, events, and organizations that work in more than 30 environment-related categories, making it easy to get up to speed on topics ranging from energy, climate, ecology, conservation, food, and gardening, even extending to history, economy and education. Learn how to use this valuable local resource. Get a fresh perspective on Rhode Island from the Providential Gardener and see Rhode Island as a garden we all tend.

The creator and developer of, Sue Korté, has an MLS from Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science and was a corporate librarian in high tech research and development companies for 11 years. She established White Lilac LLC in 2007 and provides research and information services for businesses and nonprofits. She also builds and maintains Drupal websites, including Providential Gardener, and the online calendar, What Grows On in Rhode Island.