SVF Foundation

SVF Lecture Series



SVF Conference Room

SVF Lecture Series

The SVF Lecture Series features topics pertaining to local farming systems, sustainable agriculture and conservation.

These events are free to the public and held at Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Avenue, Newport,RI.

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please contact Kate at or (401) 848-7229 ext. 10 to register.

Mark your calendar:

Insects in the Garden: Friend, Foe, or Escargot?
Presenter - Pam Gilpin
7PM Thursday, April 21st 2016

Insects play many roles in nature - they are pollinators and burrowers among other behaviors, and are important to have in our gardens as a source of food for birds, mammals and other insects. Given the right habitat, you can have the insects in your garden working for you.

Pam Gilpin has compiled a wonderful photo essay to accompany a discussion of insects seen in our backyards. She became a self-trained (amateur) entomologist while working as an estate gardener here in Newport and Jamestown over the past twenty five years. She has also served as a member of the Newport Tree and Open Space Commission and currently sits on the board of the Newport Tree Society.

Please check back soon for additional dates and topics to be presented in this ongoing series.

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