Who We Are

Garden Time Staff

Kate Lacouture, Co-Director/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-Director/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

Kate Lacouture, Co-Founder, Garden Time; Landscape Architect & Principal, Green Circle Design

Vera Bowen, Co-Founder, Garden Time; Past-President of National Federation of Garden Clubs; Director of New England Region, National Federation of Garden Clubs

Sol Rodriguez, Executive Director, OpenDoors