Calendar and Events

June 2016

April through November

Member Twilight Meetings


Mark your calendars for the third Wednesday of each month for the RINLA Twilight Meetings!

Meetings are open to RINLA members and their staff.

Each meeting will offer an interesting educational component presented by a RINLA member company or vendor - as well as delicious refreshments prepared by our own RINLA crew!

Postcards will be mailed each month to RINLA members with detailed information on that month's meeting.

For more information, contact the RINLA office at 874-5220 or

December 2016

Deadline Dec. 30, 2016

RINLA Professional Excellence Awards

Download an entry form for the RINLA Professional Excellence Awards. Awards to be presented at RINLA Winter Meeting Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. Entry deadline Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.

2016 RINLA Professional Excellence Awards Entry Form.pdf

January 2017

Jan. 4 - Jan. 23, 2017

RI Certified Horticulturist Training

6:00 - 8:30 p.m. - URI East Farm, Bldg. 75, Kingston

Check the "Certifications" tab for information on the the upcoming RICH training sessions or download a registration form for the upcoming training sessions below:

2017 RICH Training Registration Form.pdf

Jan. 25, 2017

2017 RINLA Winter Meeting & Expo

7 am. to 6 p.m. - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick

Annual meeting and trade show with seminars, keynote speaker, presentation of awards, raffle and social hour

Download a Winter Meeting Registration form (Attendees, Exhibitors & Sponsors) below:

RINLA - Winter Registration Forms 2017.pdf

Registration deadline: Monday, Jan. 9 - late fees will apply after that date.

Download an entry form for the 2016 Professional Excellence awards:

2016 RINLA Professional Excellence Awards Entry Form.pdf

Entries are due on or before Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.


February 2017

Thurs., Feb. 23, 2017

RINLA Advanced Professional Program

6:30 - 8 p.m. - URI East Farm, Bldg. 75, Route 108, Kingston

Free for RINLA members – $5 non-members

Speaker: Pam Gilpin

Topic: “Insects in the Garden: Friend, Foe or Escargot?”

Insects play an essential role as pollinators, predators and recyclers of decomposing animal and plant material. They are of particular importance as a source of food for birds, mammals and other insects. By providing the right habitat, bio-control can be utilized to avoid the use of pesticides in the garden, and you can have the insects in your garden working for you.

Over the past twenty-five years, Pam Gilpin has been the estate gardener for some of most beautiful and notable gardens in Newport, Jamestown and Narragansett. She successfully uses only organic methodology in these gardens. She currently sits on the board of the Newport Tree Society.

The Advanced Professional Program is a series of in-depth classes designed to improve opportunities for gaining horticultural and business information through continuing education. Planned topics include social media and marketing, rainwater management, landscape maintenance concerns, plant ID and healthcare during the growing season, and many more.