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Plant Press
S19/Press
Plant press crafted by Windham County MG Coordinator, John Lorusso. Includes 12 corrugated dividers and 12 sheets of paper. Orders must be placed and paid for by Feb. 15 to guarantee April delivery. Plant presses will be picked up at your MG office. Please bring your receipt. More
Starts Starts: 1/24/2019 8:00 AM
Ends Ends: 1/24/2019 8:30 AM
Duration Duration: 30 minutes
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Status Status: 185 open seats left
Exploring Hydrangeas
S19/30
Hydrangeas, a favorite woody shrub in many Connecticut gardens, come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and habits. Depending on the species and cultivar, they can work in sun or shade, be a shrub, small tree or vine and bloom early or late in the season. They also can be a source of frustration to a gardener by not blooming reliably or by blooming in the “wrong” color. Join Chris Valley of Pride’s Corner Farms in a discussion of this varied genus, including some of the new introductions and learn which ones will work best for your garden. More
Starts Starts: 2/18/2019 7:00 PM
Ends Ends: 2/18/2019 9:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 30 open seats left
Cutting Propagation with Adam Wheeler
S19/20
Join Adam Wheeler, woody plant propagation specialist of Broken Arrow Nursery for a workshop focusing on hardwood and evergreen propagation. This workshop will cover collecting, preparing and propagating evergreens and other woody plants by cuttings. Participants will learn techniques needed for insuring successful rooting. Cultivation requirements, timing and care of easily propagated varieties will also be covered. Take home a selection of plant material in a simple propagator. Due to its workshop nature, this class has LIMITED ENROLLMENT. This is an encore class. We offered the same class in the Fall; the class filled up very quickly. More
Starts Starts: 2/21/2019 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 2/21/2019 1:00 PM
Duration Duration: 3 hours
Credits Credits: 3 Class Hours
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Class full
Plants & Insects/Friends or Foe?
S19/03
Plants aren't as helpless to insect attacks as they seem. Fascinating new scientific findings on the battle tactics and alliances between plants and insects might make us rethink some of our gardening practices. More
Starts Starts: 2/22/2019 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 2/22/2019 3:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 12 open seats left
Seed Starting Workshop
S19/31
It’s late February. Regardless of the weather outside it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming gardening season. Join Elizabeth Park Horticulturist Rosemary Aldridge for a morning of seed starting at Elizabeth Park in West Hartford. Topics include seed-starting “soils”, organic vs. no-organic, watering, fertilizing, seed options, heating and lighting options, timing and seedling management. The morning starts with a short PowerPoint presentation, then into the greenhouse to try out your skills! More
Starts Starts: 2/27/2019 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 2/27/2019 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 20 open seats left
Microgreens Workshop
S19/21
Microgreens are a delicious and beautiful crop you can grow year round. Join organic farmer and microgreens grower Corinne Hansch of Lovin’ Mama Farm for a lecture and demo on microgreens. Topics include light requirements, growing mediums, growing containers, varieties, seeds and seeding density, how-to grow and harvest. We’ll also cover nutrient density and recipe ideas. Optional hands-on portion includes planting your own tray of microgreens to take home ($20 fee). More
Starts Starts: 3/5/2019 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 3/5/2019 4:00 PM
Duration Duration: 3 hours
Credits Credits: 3 Class Hours
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Class full
Underutilized and Exceptional Native Trees and Shrubs with Adam Wheeler
S19/22
Join Horticulture Manager Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery for this informative and educational lecture that explores the unique and exceptional side of our native flora. Adam will present his current favorite native trees and shrubs for general garden use including design considerations, cultural requirements and other critical details. Both novice and experts alike will find value in the details provided. More
Starts Starts: 3/7/2019 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 3/7/2019 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 8 open seats left
All About Fungi and Fungicides – What Every Gardener Needs to Know
S19/29
Delve into the fascinating world of fungi and gain a deeper understanding of how to manage these pathogens in the garden. Learn what makes fungi unique in the plant disease world, and how to identify common garden fungal problems. Then learn all about how you can manage fungal diseases in your garden with both synthetic and organic fungicides. Dr. Li will discuss the properties of chemical fungicides including classification, mode of action and resistance. He will also discuss eco-friendly approaches including biological control agents. Snow date Tuesday, March 19, 2019 More
Starts Starts: 3/12/2019 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 3/12/2019 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 23 open seats left
Introduction to Permaculture
S19/25
This two part course will cover the ethics and principles of permaculture as well as patterns and practices used in permaculture design. Part I covers The Ethics and Principles of Permaculture as defined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. Topics include how these principles have been interpreted and augmented. Also discussed will be: • What is Permaculture • History of Permaculture • Permaculture Ethics • Permaculture Principles. Part II covers Scale of Permanence, Zones of Use, Sector Planning, and Patterns in Nature. More
Starts Starts: 3/18/2019 7:00 PM
Ends Ends: 3/25/2019 9:00 PM
Duration Duration: 7 days 2 hours
Credits Credits: 4 Class Hours
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Status Status: 34 open seats left
Edible Gardens
S19/18
We will explore new trends and strategies to incorporate edibles into our gardens- bringing beauty to our food gardens and edibles to our ornamental gardens. How about some purple podded snow peas climbing up a deep colored evergreen? Why not a few Lacinato Kale growing above the white ageratum flowers? We will discuss different hardscapes and layouts to add texture, height and scale to the garden as well as some basic principles. More
Starts Starts: 3/23/2019 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 3/23/2019 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 26 open seats left
Real Hands-On Pruning Workshop
S19/27
Do you wish that your pruning skills were more robust? Jim will be giving us a real hands on lecture. He will bring in live branches to demonstrate his techniques and will show us how to prune a “Forsythia.” If weather allows we will go outside to prune a live shrub. Don’t miss this practical approach to pruning. Students are welcome to bring their own pruning tools. More
Starts Starts: 3/28/2019 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 3/28/2019 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 18 open seats left
Enhancing Habitat for Songbirds & Beneficial Insects
S19/23
Come learn about enhancing wildlife habitat for songbirds, wild turkeys, and beneficial insects. DEEP wildlife biologist Peter Picone will share with you his knowledge and insights on creating/improving/enhancing wildlife habitat in your surroundings. You will learn about Connecticut’s valuable native plants and how they can be used to make a better environment. Mr. Picone will give a power point presentation and illustrate the inextricable link between plants and animals. More
Starts Starts: 4/4/2019 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 4/4/2019 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 21 open seats left
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