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F17/10
Unlike Vegas, what happens in our yards does not always stay in our yards, and can affect areas far from our homes. This presentation will examine the resources used by our gardens and the offsite impacts generated by traditional garden methods. The concept of permaculture will be discussed as well as suggestions as to how, by more closely mimicking the natural ecosystems in our gardens, we can create and maintain gardens with greater ecological sustainability. Ultimately, by reconsidering how and why we garden as we do, we can help promote wildlife diversity in our own back yards and in our wild areas beyond. More
Starts: 10/24/2017 6:30 PM
Ends: 10/24/2017 8:30 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status: 15 open seats left
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F17/HHNH
The CT Master Gardener Association is sponsoring a showing of "Hometown Habitat". Award-winning director Catherine Zimmerman (The Meadow Project) has teamed up with entomologist Doug Tallamy, PhD and the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council to produce this 90-minute environmental documentary introducing us to Hometown Habitat Heroes across the nation: ordinary people who are reversing detrimental environmental forces on their land and water, one garden at a time. For more information about the film and its producers, visit http://www.chesapeakelandscape.org/hometown-habitat/ This is a free, NON-CREDIT showing. More
Starts: 10/25/2017 6:00 PM
Ends: 10/25/2017 8:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours
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Status: 36 open seats left
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F17/HHW
The CT Master Gardener Association is sponsoring a showing of "Hometown Habitat". Award-winning director Catherine Zimmerman (The Meadow Project) has teamed up with entomologist Doug Tallamy, PhD and the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council to produce this 90-minute environmental documentary introducing us to Hometown Habitat Heroes across the nation: ordinary people who are reversing detrimental environmental forces on their land and water, one garden at a time. For more information about the film and its producers, visit http://www.chesapeakelandscape.org/hometown-habitat/ This is a free, NON-CREDIT showing. More
Starts: 10/25/2017 10:00 AM
Ends: 10/25/2017 12:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours
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Status: 43 open seats left
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F17/23
Do you want to share your gardening efforts and successes with others beyond emailing pictures? Ecologist and technologist Gail Reynolds will share ideas and examples of technology uses for the master gardener. • Social media sharing • Free or low cost technology tools • Putting your smart phone to use • Easy web site development • Computer mapping Gail will also present the fertilizer calculations review given annually to the Haddam/Norwich Master Gardener classes. More
Starts: 11/1/2017 6:00 PM
Ends: 11/1/2017 8:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status: 12 open seats left
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F17/26
Every fall, as seeds start to ripen on our favorite plants, the lure of seed saving can be impossible for gardeners to resist. In most cases, grabbing a bunch of seed heads or seed pods is easy, but then what? With just a few minor modifications, the age-old practice of threshing and winnowing seeds is still relevant to today’s modern gardener. Seed conservationist Shanyn Siegel will offer tips and demonstrate techniques for drying and cleaning garden seeds—all using tools and materials found in the common household. Lecture topics include seed maturity, seed quality, and seed storage. This class is intended for gardeners interested in saving seeds from heirloom vegetables, herbaceous garden ornamentals, and native plants. This class requires a minimum of 15 attendees. More
Starts: 11/2/2017 10:00 AM
Ends: 11/2/2017 12:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status: 6 open seats left
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F17/19
You have gone to the county and state fairs and seen the giant pumpkins with the ribbons and prizes. Now you have decided to grow your own and be the envy of all your friends and family! Well we can’t promise the latter but by attending this class you will learn the elements involved and required to grow big pumpkins. Seed selection, site, soil and plot requirements, nutrient and water delivery methods, pest and pathogen controls and cultural methods to summon to Great Pumpkin will all be covered. More
Starts: 11/4/2017 10:00 AM
Ends: 11/4/2017 12:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status: 25 open seats left
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F17/16
(Instructor: Kathy Connolly) Foundation gardens and entryways can make or break the “welcome factor” and visual appeal of a home or community building. Unfortunately, poor soil, building shadows, foot traffic, deicers, storm runoff and more often plague foundations. But there is another problem that is little discussed. It has to do with how we see and think about buildings and their relationship to land. Kathy Connolly offers several surprising insights and a new way of looking at this highly visible part of the home and community landscape. More
Starts: 11/4/2017 10:00 AM
Ends: 11/4/2017 12:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status: 11 open seats left
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F17/05
Pollinators are part of the intricate web supporting biological diversity in nature, which helps to sustain our quality of life. Bees and other animal pollinators are responsible for the food we eat and for pollination of our flowering plants, shrubs and trees. Characteristics and needs of pollinators will be discussed including native bees and other beneficial insects. And since bee populations are on the decline in Connecticut, it is important to know what can be done to protect their numbers. We will explore steps that the state has taken and also look at ways that we as individuals can help in our own yards and communities. More
Starts: 11/7/2017 10:00 AM
Ends: 11/7/2017 12:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status: 17 open seats left
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F17/12
Garden design doesn’t have to be complicated—with a few basic tools and skills, you can put together a plan in an afternoon. Come learn – or review - the basics and then apply them to a real‐life situation. Class will consist of a design basics talk, followed by a small-group project designing the landscape at the New Haven Extension Center. See how the concepts learned are applied to an actual site ‐ and how many different options one can come up with! More
Starts: 11/8/2017 1:00 PM
Ends: 11/8/2017 3:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status: 3 open seats left
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F17/17
Nancy Ballek Mackinnon will take us on an exploration of the plant world to find the right houseplant for the light and humidity conditions that exist in our homes during the year, especially for the challenging conditions of low light and low humidity that exist during the winter months. More
Starts: 11/11/2017 10:00 AM
Ends: 11/11/2017 12:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status: 20 open seats left
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F17/15
It is natural to pick plants we’re attracted to and then casually try to fit them into our gardens. However, this approach doesn’t always give the best results. Using the analogy of a human body, the instructor will present a guide to landscape design planning from the evergreen “bones” out. Learn to apply professional techniques that can give your garden season-long interest and a cohesive, polished look. The instructor will use Power Point presentations, handouts, and plant lists to explain the theories, and the class will do design exercises using graph paper. Drawing skills are not necessary.Students should bring the following materials: pad of quad graph pper pencil eraser Jumbo Circle Template (T-826) Available at www.cthruruler.com Small Circle Template (T-800) More
Starts: 11/15/2017 1:00 PM
Ends: 11/15/2017 3:30 PM
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Credits: 2.5 Class Hours
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Status: 9 open seats left
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F17/18
Come join Adam Wheeler, Propagation and Plant Development Manager at Broken Arrow Nursery for this fun-filled lecture focused on the propagation of plants by cuttings. Participants will be given a full lecture that examines the science and techniques required to grow their own plants from leaf, leaf-bud, stem and root cuttings. A special emphasis will be given to skills that relate to home gardeners, complete with details on how to construct a simple and effective home propagation system. More
Starts: 11/18/2017 10:00 AM
Ends: 11/18/2017 12:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours
Credits: 2 Class Hours
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