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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. Orders after 2/15 will be completed as available. 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: 177 open seats left
40th Anniversary Master Gardener Hat
40/Hat
LAST CHANCE! 40th Anniversary Master Gardener Hat

This is unconstructed cotton adjustable baseball style cap.

Pay for the hat online.  Bring the receipt to your county office to pick up your hat today!
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Starts Starts: 3/31/2019 9:00 AM
Ends Ends: 3/31/2019 5:00 PM
Duration Duration: 8 hours
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Status Status: 45 open seats left
Houseplants &Their Personalities
S19/32
Collecting of thousands of varieties of plants from around the world, we have come to know light and growth cycles, water/humidity needs, and temperature and fertilizer preferences of each species. By learning the country of origin we’ve come to understand plant tolerances and personalities as they relate to our indoor environments. Nancy will share tips and techniques to grow robust houseplants with ultimate beauty and fragrance. More
Starts Starts: 4/17/2019 6:00 PM
Ends Ends: 4/17/2019 8:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 21 open seats left
Fairy Houses and Strategies for Inspiring the Wonder of Nature in Kids and in Our Inner Kids
S19/19
We will explore the concept of fairy houses – tiny structures made with natural materials and placed in the environment so as to be a surprise to the viewer. We will cover the concepts of outdoor classrooms. A growing body of research tells us that time spent in nature can provide children with many benefits – improving physical and mental health, boosting learning performance, and developing social-emotional skills. We intend to have participants work on constructing a house and leave with ideas of creating spaces/activities for outdoor exploration. We also intend on a short walk to view the Fairy House Trail installation at Goodwin State Forest in Hampton, CT. More
Starts Starts: 4/20/2019 12:00 PM
Ends Ends: 4/20/2019 2:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: Closed
Closed Enrollment
COASTAL CERTIFICATE Sound Gardening: Sustainable Landscaping for Clean Waters and A Healthy Long Island Sound
S19/13
The Coastal Certificate Program is offered to those who wish to familiarize themselves with current environmental issues unique to our coastal waters and Long Island Sound, while learning about ways to landscape more sustainably. In a time when climate change is taking on increasing significance, the Coastal Certificate Program will address how and why the transition to sustainable landscapes is not just a good idea, but a global environmental imperative. The Coastal Certificate is designed to generate ambassadors of alternatives to nutrient and chemically intensive landscaping practices for Connecticut coastal and watershed residents. The outreach component will be geared specifically to spreading the word about sustainable landscaping through projects, educational materials, and other creative ideas. In addition to covering coastal environmental issues, the Coastal Certificate program will feature speakers that address exciting ways to reduce or rethink lawns, create plant habitats that attract birds and pollinating insects, design for sustainability using native plants, and share tools and resources for effective outreach. The field trip will relate to class topics and be local to the workshop location. Participants must attend all classes and complete 10 hours of approved outreach activities to receive the Coastal Certificate. Reading resources will be provided. Those enrolled will receive 6 AMG credits upon completion. Weekend Field Trip TBD (4/27 is placeholder) For information contact: Jude Hsiang: Judith.Hsiang@uconn.edu or Judy Preston: Judy.Preston@uconn.edu, (860) 395-0465 More
Starts Starts: 4/23/2019 6:00 PM
Ends Ends: 5/2/2019 9:00 PM
Duration Duration: 9 days 3 hours
Credits Credits: 6 Class Hours
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Status Status: 14 open seats left
New Insects in Connecticut with Claire Rutledge
S19/28
Synopsis: There are several new insect pests that are either already here, or on their way. Some of them have traveled from other continents, some of them are moving up from the south with the rising temperatures. In this symposium we will discuss how conditions are changing in CT and what new issues are coming along with the changes. Among the insects that will be covered are Spotted Lantern Fly and Southern Pine Beetle. More
Starts Starts: 4/25/2019 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 4/25/2019 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 25 open seats left
Exceptional Native Trees & Shrubs with Adam Wheeler
S19/10
Conscientious gardeners are particularly interested in native plants for their practical and environmentally sound qualities. But don’t let yourself be limited by these considerations. Choose from a wide range of beautiful native woody plants for Connecticut landscapes. Learn about plants that will add visual excitement to your garden while providing a sustainable habitat. More
Starts Starts: 5/2/2019 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 5/2/2019 3:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 28 open seats left
Karen Bussolini Garden Workshop
S19/36
Looking at Our Land Through Many Lenses: Asked to speak in response to the question, “How has being a garden photographer all these years made you a better gardener?” prompted Karen Bussolini to dig deep into the importance of slowing down and seeing well. In the morning we’ll explore how focus, framing and light are integral to both, what makes for a good photo (and how that applies to gardens), considering both details (closeup lens) and the big (wide angle) picture, and lessons brought home from close encounters with gardens across the country. The afternoon session will delve into her thought process as an eco-friendly garden coach helping people see their properties with new eyes. Before and after photos will illustrate how she considers visual, practical and environmental considerations all at once, in an eco-friendly garden coach problem-solving brainstorm encouraging stewardship and enjoyment of the natural world in our own yards. This is a collaboration with Wisdom House Retreat & Conference Center. Lunch is included. NOTE: Non-master gardeners should sign up at www.wisdomhouse.org More
Starts Starts: 5/4/2019 9:30 AM
Ends Ends: 5/4/2019 3:00 PM
Duration Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Credits Credits: 3 Class Hours
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Status Status: 19 open seats left
Garden Chemistry
S19/26
Learn the role chemistry plays in your garden from spring soil preparation through autumn harvest. In the six years Tom has been a Master Gardener, he has researched, documented, and compiled a notebook full of practical advice, tricks and tips, and interesting facts consistent with his chemistry training. This course will force you to think a little different about how to solve your gardening problems and will offer you some interesting tidbits for discussion at your next garden party. More
Starts Starts: 5/7/2019 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 5/7/2019 3:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 13 open seats left
HOT TOPICS
S19/HT
This class is a requirement to maintain active status as a UConn Certified Master Gardener. The primary topics will be on tree health; good management practices and tree selection, presented by UConn Extension Associate Professor Tom Worthley and a comparison of the pollinator support provided by nativars vs their original species, presented by UConn Associate Professor Jessica Lubell-Brand. Other topics will be added, including a pest update on Spotted Lanternfly. This is the only live presentation of Hot Topics this year. The presentation will be videotaped, and will be presented in other locations several times during the summer. Only one Hot Topics class per year is necessary to maintain Active Certified Master Gardener status. There is no fee for certified Master Gardeners, but you must register to be assured a seat. More
Starts Starts: 5/7/2019 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 5/7/2019 1:00 PM
Duration Duration: 3 hours
Credits Credits: 3 Class Hours
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Status Status: 310 open seats left
Tree Identification Walk
S19/11
Do you want to get to know the trees? In this class, we will unlock the many clues that can be used to identify trees year round. Besides bark and leaves, some of the many important features we will discuss include winter buds, leaf, bundle, and stipule scars, flowers and fruit, fall coloration, and site conditions. After the classroom presentation, we will venture outdoors to identify some of the beautiful specimens in Edgerton Park. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for an outdoor hike. More
Starts Starts: 5/9/2019 2:00 PM
Ends Ends: 5/9/2019 4:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 8 open seats left
Growing A Meadow, Large or Small
S19/07
Flowering meadows are a way to replace lawn, improve pollinator habitat, and beautify the landscape – but what is a meadow? Is it a lawn gone feral or perennial bed gone wild? Or is it something else altogether? In this two-hour talk, we explore the definition of a meadow, examine the roles of grasses and flowers, and suggest steps you can take to start or improve your own meadow. We’ll also discuss common causes of failed attempts at meadow-making, and why meadows differ from other “no-mow” and “low-mow” approaches to the landscape. We look at the three-year time frame it takes to develop a meadow, and what to do about weeds. Extensive plant lists, sources, and references included with the class. More
Starts Starts: 5/23/2019 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 5/23/2019 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 10 open seats left
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