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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
OtherAg Experiment Station, Windsor
Featuring Extension educators Diane Wright Hirsch and Joe Bonelli. An overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act and what it means for farmers.
Free program, no registration required. For more information contact Rebecca.Eddy@ct.gov
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Storrs CampusNorthwest Park, Windsor
On Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the public is invited to visit and sample the mid-summer harvest from the Demonstration Organic Garden at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road.
UConn Extension Master Gardeners and interns from area counties have been hard at work this summer on the first of a multi-year plan to rejuvenate this gem, located across from the community gardens. Recently adopted as a signature project of the Hartford and Tolland county Master Gardeners, the purpose is to introduce would-be gardeners to the variety of crops that can be easily grown organically in the area, as well as to provide specific learning opportunities for all ages.
In the next few years more educational material will be produced to create a small garden library, as well as signage to enhance a self-guided stroll among the dozen raised beds. The Windsor Public Library contributed eye-catching plant labels created by 3-D printing.
Monthly topical presentations and discussions will also be held, as well as plant clinics for those pesky insect and disease problems that can pop up in the best-tended gardens. There will be a plan to incorporate permaculture into the border around the beds as well.
Volunteers are welcome for fall projects. Contact Nancy for more information at 860-212-9596.
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Saturday, August 26th, 2017
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Connecticut Butterflies with Pamm Cooper
Saturday, August 26, 2017. 2 â 3 pm. at the James L. Goodwin Conservation Center in Hampton, CT. All welcome. RSVP recommended. A half-hour Power Point presentation on Connecticut butterflies followed by a walk to find butterflies and perhaps any caterpillars that may be nearby. We will look at plants that are both important for nectar sources and are also hosts for caterpillars. Pamm Cooper works at the UConn Home and Garden Education Center office. She also teaches the entomology and turf portions of the UConn Master Gardener Program. She worked for Dr. David Wagner (evolutionary biologist at UConn who specializes in Lepidoptera), collecting and raising caterpillars for a bio-survey of the Tankerhoosen DEEP property and the Belding Wildlife Management Area in Vernon, CT. She has also documented flora and fauna in various areas of Connecticut since 1995. For questions, Contact: Jasper Sha firstname.lastname@example.org (860) 455-9534
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