2015 Soil Testing Dates

Soil testing is an important part of growing healthy flowers and vegetables.  URI Master Gardeners will test the pH of your soil and recommend remedial action if necessary. Consult the list below for soil testing events being held in Rhode Island.  Learn how to prepare a soil sample for testing.

If a more comprehensive soil test is necessary, please download the following forms from the University of Massachusetts, and follow the directions within.

Permanent Sites

  • East Farm - Saturdays from May 9 to September 5, 10:00 am to noon - Roger Jadosz
  • Cumberland Monastery - Every third Saturday from April through September - 9:00 am to noon - Ken Oles
  • Kingston Campus URI Outreach Center, Kingston RI, March through September, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm - Mon., Tues., Wed. Jim Garman, Thurs. 
  • Paradise Valley Park, Middletown RI - Every Saturday from April 11 to September 26 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Jim Garman, Lucy Huggins
  • Prescott Farm, Portsmouth RI - Every Sunday, April through September - 9:00 am to noon - Carol Nagle
  • Roger Williams Botanical Center, Providence RI - Every first Saturday of the month from April to September - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm - Charlie Junod, Phil Green, Bill Baddeley
  • Wilcox Park, Westerly - Second Saturday of the month from June to Oct. - 9:00 am to noon - Corliss Merkel

One Day Events

  • 04/04 - Bristol Audubon Society, 1401 Hope St., Bristol RI - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm - 
  • 04/04 - Home Depot, North Kingstown 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - Roger Jadosz
  • 04/11 - Barrington Library, County Rd. - 9:00 am - noon - John Gaynor
  • 04/18 - Lowe’s, Rt 5, Warwick -  9:00 am to noon - Charlie Junod, Roger Jadosz
  • 04/18 - Woodbridge Nursery, North Scituate - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm - John Gaynor
  • 04/25 - Pezza Farm -2279 Plainville Pike, Johnston, RI, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - Charlie Junod
  • 04/26 - Wildwood Nurseries, Frenchtown Rd, East Greenwich, RI - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm -  Charlie Junod
  • 05/02 - Hattoys, 315 Black Rock Rd., Coventry RI - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm -  Ken Oles
  • 05/03 - Hattoy’s, 315 Black Rock Rd., Coventry RI - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - Charlie Junod 
  • 05/09 - East Farm Spring Festival, Rte. 108, Kingston RI - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm -Roger Jadosz
  • 05/16 - Cumberland Monastery Plant Sale, Rte. 114 - 9:00 am - noon - Claire Golembewski
  • 05/17 - Wilcox Park Garden Market Fair, Westerly RI - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Corliss Merkel
  • 05/23 - Lowe’s, Rt. 5, Warwick - 9:00 am to noon - Charlie Junod
  • 05/23 - Block Island Spring Festival, Library,  10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Leader-Roger
  • 05/30 - Dr. Rueben Mason Open House, Putnam Pike (Rte. 44) Chepachet - 9:00 am to noon
  • 06/06 - Providence / Hope Street Saturday Farmers Market - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm - Charlie Junod
  • 06/13 - Scituate Farmers' Mkt., Rte. 116, Scituate, (between 6 and 6a) - 9:00 to noon