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Webinar: Critters in the Garden
S21/01
Chipmunks, rabbits, and deer – oh my! These and many other animals can wreak havoc on our gardens. Learn how to humanely co-exist with these furry creatures. We will also cover the important topic of why one might want to create a garden refuge for other critters. More
Starts Starts: 1/26/2021 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 1/26/2021 3:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: Closed
Closed Enrollment
Webinar: Foundation Gardens and Native Plants: A Winter View
S21/03
Foundation and entryway gardens can make or break the “welcome factor” of a home or community building, so let’s consider the problems and opportunities posed by this noteworthy space. In this two-hour exploration of the topic, learn how to use winter’s lean lines to assess a foundation area and imagine new designs. Learn how to build your plant list during the dark months, a list that includes native evergreens, perennials, shrubs, grasses, trees, moss, and ferns. Create habitat for birds and pollinators while creating an inviting landscape. Informative handout and plant lists included with this online class. More
Starts Starts: 1/26/2021 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 1/26/2021 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: Closed
Closed Enrollment
The Growth of Trees: A Journey Through Time
S21/06
No single view of a tree is a fixed snapshot in time that tells the complete story. Join Michael and discover how trees grow, reproduce, and interact with their environment across days, weeks, seasons, and years and over varying scales—from the intricate details of buds, flowers, leaves, and bark that we use for species identification to the collaborative roles of trees in ecosystems. Learn more about the function and experience the beauty of characteristics such as peeling bark, overwintering buds, lobed or toothed leaves, flowers by the thousands, and seeds that fly on the wind. More
Starts Starts: 2/9/2021 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 2/9/2021 3:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 33 open seats left
Plant Pruning Basics
S21/04
This class will try to condense a lifetime of experience into a two-hour presentation. You will learn the pruning mantra to say to yourself every time you prune, which will aid you more than anything else you learn in this - or any – class on plant pruning. Other topics covered will be the big three W's: When, Why and Where. Along with an overview of the tools to use and how to care for them, we will discuss how to prune Hydrangeas - everyone's favorite plant to ask how to prune. More
Starts Starts: 2/23/2021 6:00 PM
Ends Ends: 2/23/2021 8:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 27 open seats left
UConn Master Composter Program
MCP21
YOU MUST HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM AND GIVEN AN ACCESS CODE TO REGISTER
Apply at
https://mastergardener.uconn.edu/uconn-master-composter-program-2021/

Anyone, whether they compost now or not, who wants to learn more about composting and is willing to share their composting skills and knowledge with the public through volunteer activities such as presentations, workshops, exhibits and demonstrations. Those enrolled in the program will receive a UConn Master Composter Certificate & Badge upon completion of the course and outreach activities.

Students must attend all sessions and perform at least 20 hours of volunteer outreach. 

Those enrolled in the Master Composter program will: 

• Learn why it is important to reduce the amount of waste sent to incinerators or landfills 

• Understand how individuals and communities benefit from making compost 

• Discover the art and science of composting 

• Become familiar with techniques for creating/maintaining backyard composting systems 

• Visit and learn about municipal, on-farm and worm composting methods 

• Improve teaching and leadership skills through community outreach projects
Syllabus

Class 1 Introduction to the Master Composter Program and Basic Principles of Composting 

Class 2 Compost Chemistry and Using Compost/Phosphorus Considerations 

Class 3 Composting Calculations & Recipes 

Class 4 Earthworm Ecology/Invasive Earthworms/ Vermicomposting 

Class 5 Commercial Composting, Compost Structures 

Class 6 Compost Structures/Tips on Presenting and Outreach/Wrapup
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Starts Starts: 2/24/2021 6:00 PM
Ends Ends: 3/31/2021 9:00 PM
Duration Duration: 35 days 3 hours
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Status Status: 4 open seats left
Knowing When Tree Care Has Grown Beyond Your Reach: Meet The Tree Care Professionals
S21/07
If you are having a hard time telling the forest for the trees, then you might not know who to call if you have a tree problem. Whether you have a couple of yard trees or acres of woods, learn who are the tree professionals that can help you with your trees. Find out who can do what, when to call them and where to find them. Topics will also include : Property owner responsibilities, and CT tree laws. More
Starts Starts: 5/18/2021 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 5/18/2021 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 37 open seats left
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