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The Day wrote about a collaboration between CAHNR and the Mashantucket Pequot tribe that seeks to improve food security among the Mashantuckets, engage tribal youth, boost the economic viability of the tribe’s agricultural enterprises and educate tribal members about nutrition and health. The article quotes Shuresh Ghimire, an assistant extension educator with UConn Extension. The program is funded through the USDA’s Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program with additional funding from the Indian Land Tenure Foundation, a non-profit organization.

German Cutz, associate extension educator for sustainable families and communities in UConn Extension, was a guest on WSHU. He discussed how farmers’ markets boost the economies of farmers and local communities.

UConn Today wrote about a new cognitive garden at UConn Avery Point. The garden was conceived by Annette Montoya, who is pursuing an individualized major in landscape design for cognitive development. Part of her coursework is in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture. The Day also reported on the cognitive garden.

The Daily Campus spoke with Victoria Wallace, an associate extension educator responsible for the Sustainable Turf and Landscape Program, about bringing awareness to pesticide restrictions on school grounds in Connecticut through the UConn School Integrated Pest Management series. Wallace says the UConn Extension programming seeks to clarify the ban for grounds managers, administrators, parents, guardians and teachers, as well as other members of the school faculty.

Extension Educator Mary Concklin gave advice about how to keep stink bugs away in a segment on WFSB. Concklin’s work in UConn Extension and the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture focuses on commercial fruit production and integrated pest management.

By Jason M. Sheldon