Why join the Rhode Island Dahlia Society and the American Dahlia Society? What are the benefits? The answer is simple. Members can benefit from the collective experience and wisdom of dahlia growers nationwide. Equally important, membership in the RIDS and ADS helps to support dahlia research and promotion on both a local and national level.
On a local level, the Rhode Island Dahlia Society hosts regular meetings featuring dahlia-related presentations, where RIDS members can learn from experienced dahlia growers what cultivation techniques work best in their areas. These presentations are for novice and experienced dahlia growers alike and have covered a range of topics from tuber division, methods for staking and tying, fertilization, soil science, growing organically vs. using chemicals, and dahlia storage techniques. There is also instruction about staging dahlias for shows, creating arrangements, dahlia baskets and photography. Members are also eligible to participate in Zoom meetings or Hybrid Zoom and live meetings when they occur.
RIDS also hosts an annual member's summer picnic and a member's winter holiday luncheon.
RIDS memberships are available at the following levels:
RIDS Annual Dues Structure
Family (2 names) $20.00
Junior or Student (under 18) Free
You can also join the American Dahlia Society through RIDS or directly on the ADS website. American Dahlia Society members receive the annual Classification and Handbook of Dahlias, the Bulletin of the American Dahlia Society three times per year and access to the Members Only section of the ADS website. ADS memberships are available at the following levels:
ADS Annual Dues Structure
Family (2 names) $35.00
To join RIDS and or ADS online through RIDS click on the
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If you do not wish to join online you may use the link below to print out a membership form and mail it with a check to the Membership Chairman. The meeting schedule is listed on the Home Page of this website.