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A Path to Beauty and Bounty : Building a Sustainable Eco-System

September 24, 2015 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT

$20 - $30

The historic Philip Sherman House is located on Aquidneck Island and is accessible via bridge.

(Rain or Shine) $20 ELA Members – $30 Non-Members

For landscape designer Sanne Kure-Jensen, this path began with a historic farm dating to 1670. After years of ecologically-guided design, planting and maintenance, this destination is a thriving landscape ecosystem and bountiful garden.

This professionally designed, organically managed property includes a wildflower meadow, liberty lawn and honeybee apiary. Perennial and woodland gardens offer food and shelter for pollinators, birds and wildlife as well as compost inputs and firewood. Leaves, twigs, finished compost and wood ash feed soil life, continuing the cycle.

Vegetable and herb gardens feed the homeowners with a comfortable balance between pests and beneficial insects. Fruit trees and shrubs benefit honeybees; homeowners share berries, fruit and honey.

This organically managed property has received a Backyard Wildlife Habitat certification from the National Wildlife Federation. As you stroll through this idyllic property, you will learn how the garden welcomes diversity in plant, animal, insect and microbial life. Throughout the tour, Sanne will share tips for how you can create client enthusiasm for sustainable landscapes.

Praying Mantis on Lavendar

Register now to learn more about this beautiful and bountiful landscape.

CEUs are being sought for this program.

Orchard BlossomsSanne Kure-Jensen is an organic grower and beekeeper in Portsmouth, RI where she has been promoting pollinator-friendly landscapes for many years. Sanne teaches workshops across the Northeast on topics including: Ecological Landscape Design, Beekeeping, Welcoming Pollinators, and Backyard Composting. Sanne is a Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) accredited Organic Land Care Professional offering landscape consulting and design services.

Sanne also works to preserve open space by helping to keep farms viable and farmers farming. She coordinates the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) on-farm workshops series for farmers and gardeners for the Northeast Organic Farmers Association of RI (NOFA/RI). Sanne helps the Portsmouth Agriculture Advisory Committee recommend updates to the town’s ordinances and Comprehensive Plan to support farmers, agriculture and agri-tourism.

Sanne is a frequent contributor to “Country Folks Grower” a monthly newspaper for landscapers, garden centers and growers as well as “The Natural Farmer,” NOFA’s quarterly newspaper for organic growers. Her work brings attention to local, regional and national issues in horticulture and agriculture. Sanne’s work has also been published by Edible Rhody, Mother Earth News, Holistic Management International (HMI), the RI Beekeepers Association, the RI Nursery & Landscape Association and the RI Tree Council.

NOTE: The historic Philip Sherman House is located on Aquidneck Island and is accessible by bridge. Please refer to this correct Google Maps location: https://goo.gl/uSYJqN and disregard the map below, it does not show the correct location.


September 24, 2015
4:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT
$20 - $30
Event Category:


Penny Lewis


Philip Sherman House , , RI
168 Fairview Lane
Portsmouth, RI 02871 United States
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