Who We Are

Garden Time Staff

Kate Lacouture, Co-founder, Executive Director & Garden Time Teacher

Kate Lacouture, a landscape architect and garden activist, www.greencircledesign.net, has built and managed school, community and prison gardens throughout the state.

Vera Bowen, Co-founder, Board President & Garden Time Teacher

Vera Bowen is the past president of the Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs and continues to serve in leadership roles for various gardening organizations.

Garden Time Guest Experts & Volunteers (partial list)

Robert Rafka, (aka Dr. Dirt), Chemist/Master Gardener/Teacher

Mary Blue, Herbalist, Farmacy Herbs

Elizabeth Truskoski, Herbalist

Catherine Mardosa, Farmer

Rich Pederson, Farmer, Southside Community Land Trust

Kayla Ringelheim, Program Director – Community Access, Farm Fresh RI

Tanya Solberg, Dietician

Tony Adams, Beekeeper

Vicki Iannuccillo, Artist

John Campanini, RI Tree Council

Garden Time Board of Directors

Vera Bowen, President of the Board, Co-founder, & Garden Time Teacher, Garden Time;; Past-President of National Federation of Garden Clubs; Director of New England Region, National Federation of Garden Clubs

Robert Rafka, Vice-President of the Board, Garden Time; High School Science Teacher, former Chemist at Pfizer, URI Master Gardener

Kate Lacouture, Co-founder, Executive Director & Garden Time Teacher, Garden Time; Landscape Architect & Principal, Green Circle Design

Sol Rodriguez, Executive Director, OpenDoors

Gerard Donley, Garden Time Graduate; Operations Analyst at The Claflin Company