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The RI Certified Horticulturist Program has been revised and updated with a new format and training manual. Enrollment will open in early September for a new course in October and November, with exam in December. RICH certification is earned by green industry professionals who pass an examination based on plant identification and the contents of The RICH Training Manual. RICH promotes the highest ethical standards, increased professional skills, and continuing education in horticulture through current research-based horticultural information and practices....
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Enrollment is now open! This innovative first-of-its-kind program, created at CCRI in collaboration with Rhode Island Nursery & Landscape Association and Rhode Island Food Policy Council, provides a clear path toward careers in RI’s growing land and sea industries. The new associate degree in Environment, Sustainability, and Management is an interdisciplinary program that blends science and business; provides work-based learning opportunities for credit; includes courses in Business, Biology, Entrepreneurship, Oceanography, Geology, Economics, Chemistry, and Communications; and positions graduates to chart...
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We are excited to announce that our non-profit arm, the Rhode Island Nursery & Landscape Institute (RINLI) has been awarded a USDA NIFA grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. See below for the full press release that was sent on RINLI’s behalf from the office of Senator Jack Reed. RINLI grant press release
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The RI Department of Environmental Management in conjunction with the Department of Business Regulation issues this guidance to clarify the April 18 directive by the Governor that all garden centers cease in-store retail sales until April 27 and then reopen only in strict compliance with the protocols in this guidance. PROTOCOLS AND GUIDANCE The following protocols and guidance apply to retail garden centers, and retail nurseries and greenhouses beginning on the date of issuance until further notice. These policies must...
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(Written on March 29, 2020 – information changes daily and we will continue to update you as orders are changed) Dear RINLA Members, RINLA would like to thank our members who have reached out with questions concerning the Executive Order issued on Saturday March 28: The Governor and the RI Department of Health have issued a stay-at-home order until April 13. You can read the order here: http://governor.ri.gov/documents/orders/Executive-Order-20-13.pdf This means that all Rhode Islanders should stay home unless getting food,...
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