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Plant Press
S20/Plant Press
Plant press crafted with CT grown wood by Windham County MG Coordinator John Lorusso. Includes 12 corrugated dividers and 12 sheets of paper.

Orders must be placed and paid for by March 1 to guarantee April delivery. Orders after 3/1 will be completed as available. Plant presses can be picked up at your MG office. Please bring your receipt.
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Starts Starts: 2/5/2020 8:00 AM
Ends Ends: 2/5/2020 8:30 AM
Duration Duration: 30 minutes
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Status Status: 35 open seats left
POSTPONED - Practical Ways to help People and the Planet: A Focus on Forests
S20/17
Forests evolved before dinosaurs and are essential to our survival. Interdisciplinary science provides new insights into how to balance co-benefits for community, climate, ecology and public health. More than ever we need an intact network of nature for people and the planet. This class reviews recent and established science on ecosystem features and services and the importance of a strategic balance among resource production, research and data collection, and nature preserves. It will also highlight the limits of current knowledge, offer a special focus on brain health, and emphasize the importance of an ethos of “first do no harm” in our stewardship of the natural world. More
Starts Starts: 4/2/2020 2:00 PM
Ends Ends: 4/2/2020 4:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 9 open seats left
POSTPONED - Organic Roses: From Soil to Bloom
S20/10
In this class you will learn how to cultivate roses organically, select appropriate varieties, maintain your roses, and how to utilize organic roses for medicinal or culinary purposes. A slide presentation will be followed by a demonstration of how to prune and deadhead roses. The class will conclude with a culinary sampling of an organic rose treat. More
Starts Starts: 4/7/2020 11:00 AM
Ends Ends: 4/7/2020 1:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 31 open seats left
WEBINAR: Wetlands Management in Suburbia
S20/120
We are offering our first CT Master Gardener Webinar at a special introductory rate. Our instructor will highlight the design and construction factors important to successful restoration projects his firm has completed at properties in Fairfield and Westchester Counties, including projects that incorporate creative storm water management. More
Starts Starts: 4/8/2020 2:00 PM
Ends Ends: 4/8/2020 3:30 PM
Duration Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Credits Credits: 1 Class Hours
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Status Status: 22 open seats left
WEBINAR: Site Preparation
S20/04
Are you thinking about transforming a landscape? Perhaps you’re reducing a lawn, eliminating a veggie garden, cleaning up a weedy patch, or turning a perennial bed into a flowering meadow? In order to get a pleasing result, good site preparation is critical. Unfortunately, it is a little understood step, often given short shrift in the drive to create a new landscape.

In this ONLINE seminar, we'll look at ways to analyze past land uses, compare weed removal methods, look at realistic timelines for site transformations, and consider what it really takes to prepare a site for change.  An extensive resource handout will be emailed to students.
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Starts Starts: 4/22/2020 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 4/22/2020 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 20 open seats left
NYBG Herbarium Visit
S20/25
This herbarium tour will include many aspects of herbarium work, including the mounting process, the imaging lab, and the actual herbarium. Included are the Darwin and Carver specimens, as well as a few other historical ones of interest. We'll try our hand at filling in label data associated with online images of specimens as part of the herbarium's online citizen science project. We'll carpool from the Bartlett Arboretum main parking lot leaving promptly at 9:25am. Tour is 10:30am-noon. Some may want to enjoy lunch afterward at NYBG. More
Starts Starts: 4/23/2020 10:30 AM
Ends Ends: 4/23/2020 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 5 open seats left
I Like It, I Love It, and Deer Don't Eat It
S20/29
A detailed and informative lecture that explores a garden free from the impact of deer. Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery will discuss the ornamental qualities and essential cultural details for a diverse assortment of underutilized and exceptional plants that show strong resistance to deer browse. In addition, strategies for managing the impact of deer in the garden as well as tricks to succeed with “deer candy” in “deer country” will be highlighted. More
Starts Starts: 4/29/2020 5:00 PM
Ends Ends: 4/29/2020 7:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 30 open seats left
Growing Ancient and Modern Wheat (and a Yale Farm Overview)
S20/28
Jeremy Oldfield will lead us on a tour of the wheat trials at the Yale Farm, discussing the pluses and minuses of ancient wheat types versus modern wheat varieties. We will also take a behind-the-scenes look at the Yale Farm, started in 2003 with a grant from Alice Waters, of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA, including the programs and learning experiences offered to Yale and New Haven communities. More
Starts Starts: 5/14/2020 5:00 PM
Ends Ends: 5/14/2020 7:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 19 open seats left
Beekeeping Through the Year: Part 2
S20/22
This course is the second of a three part series focused on the basics of beekeeping and the environmental challenges faced by Apis mellifera. You do not need to sign up for all 3, however, you can receive a discount if you do. The hives at Edgerton Park will be our classroom as we open them up to try to find the queen and to examine for honey production, the health of the hives and other issues. We will use the small number of suits that Vincent has with him, so if you have a suit, please bring it with you. Note: while bee stings are unlikely because of the time of year and the use of a smoker, there is a chance for that occurrence. Please let us know if you have extreme sensitivity. Bring epi-pen. Consider watching the film which we will be taking of the event instead of attending. More
Starts Starts: 6/4/2020 3:00 PM
Ends Ends: 6/4/2020 5:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 9 open seats left
Using Newcomb's Wildflower Guide & Wildflower Field Walk
S20/07
Have you ever been completely flummoxed by the idea of keying out a plant sample in order to ID it – whether in the Master Gardener office, or in your own back yard? This presentation and hands-on tutorial will familiarize you with this Most Helpful of field guides, plus give you a refresher on all those botanical terms that are so useful when trying to ID plants. The Wildflower Walk will be an opportunity to practice what you have just learned while we play with the local Flora. The grounds around the Bartlett Arboretum have a lovely variety of wildflowers, and we will explore what Mother Nature has to show us. Bring a copy of Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide if you have one, and a magnifying glass or hand lens. Dress properly for our walk, which will take place rain or shine. Feel free also to bring samples of Mystery Plants from your own yard, too (no Poison Ivy, please!). More
Starts Starts: 6/12/2020 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 6/12/2020 12:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
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Status Status: 2 open seats left
Beekeeping Through the Year: Part 3
S20/23
This class will focus on the late season chores involved with beekeeping. Discussion of honey harvest, uses of wax, other products from bees. If the weather is conducive and if the hives are amenable, we will take a look inside. The same warning applies as the above session, if we open the hives. Note: while bee stings are unlikely because of the time of year and the use of a smoker, there is a chance for that occurrence. Please let us know if you have extreme sensitivity. Bring epi-pen. More
Starts Starts: 8/27/2020 3:00 PM
Ends Ends: 8/27/2020 5:00 PM
Duration Duration: 2 hours
Credits Credits: 2 Class Hours
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Status Status: 13 open seats left
Wetlands Management in Suburbia
S20/20
Our instructor will highlight the design and construction factors important to successful restoration projects his firm has completed at properties in Fairfield and Westchester Counties, including projects that incorporate creative storm water management. Wear appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes for trekking out in the woods for the fieldtrip portion of class. More
Starts Starts: 9/9/2020 12:30 PM
Ends Ends: 9/9/2020 3:30 PM
Duration Duration: 3 hours
Credits Credits: 3 Class Hours
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