• CEDAS Recognizes Municipalities’ ‘Best Practices Policies’ CEDAS Recognizes Municipalities’ ‘Best Practices Policies’
    CEDAS ISSUES ‘BEST PRACTICES IN LAND USE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT’ ACCREDITATION TO TWENTY-FOUR CONNECTICUT COMMUNITIES The Connecticut Economic Development Association (CEDAS) is proud to announce that it has certified twenty-four Connecticut cities and towns as exemplifying best practices in land use and economic development. These twenty-four communities subjected themselves to a rigorous application review process […]
    Posted on October 21, 2019
  • Ask UConn Extension: Biodegradable Plastic Mulch Ask UConn Extension: Biodegradable Plastic Mulch
    Farmers: Are you considering biodegradable plastic mulch (BDM) for your crops? Shuresh Ghimire, UConn Extension educator for vegetable crops, visits Bruce Gresczyk Jr. of Gresczyk Farms in New Hartford, Connecticut to discuss biodegradable plastic mulch (BDM), and the advantages and disadvantages of BDM for vegetable farmers: https://youtu.be/kyvB1QxHAtE #AskUConnExtension
    Posted on October 21, 2019
  • Fall is a Great Time to Plant Trees Fall is a Great Time to Plant Trees
    Autumn is an ideal time to plant a tree is as the airtemperatures have cooled but the soil is still warm. Warm soil temperatures encourage root growth while decreasing light and day length signal the plant to stop producing top growth. Roots will continue to grow until the soil freezes and the tree enters dormancy. […]
    Posted on October 18, 2019
  • New UConn PEP Facilitators Trained New UConn PEP Facilitators Trained
    Congratulations to our newest People Empowering People (UConn PEP) facilitators who completed their training last week. UConn PEP is an innovative personal and family development program with a strong community focus. Learn more or join us at https://pep.extension.uconn.edu/
    Posted on October 18, 2019
  • Canine Circovirus in Connecticut, Identified by UConn Researchers Canine Circovirus in Connecticut, Identified by UConn Researchers
    Investigators at the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (CVMDL) at UConn recently reported a new canine disease, identified for the first time in New England. This is the same group, same laboratory, that recently reported eastern equine encephalomyelitis in horses and birds and earlier recognized epizootic hemorrhagic disease in deer (September 2017) and West Nile […]
    Posted on October 16, 2019
  • Still Time to Apply to Become a UConn Extension Master Gardener Still Time to Apply to Become a UConn Extension Master Gardener
    STILL TIME TO APPLY TO BECOME A UCONN EXTENSION MASTER GARDENER – APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18. The deadline to apply for the 2020 Master Gardener program is this Friday, October 18. There are still some seats available. Go to https://mastergardener.uconn.edu/2019-uconn-extension-mast…/ to either apply online or download a paper version. This session we’ll be […]
    Posted on October 15, 2019
  • Services Available for Connecticut Families Services Available for Connecticut Families
    Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies (CCFSA) is strengthening Connecticut communities and collectively serves more than 180,000 families, making them one of the largest associations of community-based human services for children, adults and families. All members are nationally accredited, nonprofit, human service agencies. Together they form a collaborative statewide system of support for all phases […]
    Posted on October 14, 2019
  • UConn Beef Auction – Nov. 3rd UConn Beef Auction – Nov. 3rd
    The UConn Beef Auction will be held this year on Sunday, November 3 at the Cattle Resource Unit (heifer barn) located on Horsebarn Hill Road, Storrs campus. The auction will be held at UConn’s Storrs Campus at the UConn Cattle Resource Unit (Heifer Barn) located on Horsebarn Hill Road. The event is free and open to the general public. Preview of […]
    Posted on October 11, 2019
  • Have your Soil Tested for Macro & Micro Nutrients Have your Soil Tested for Macro & Micro Nutrients
    Send your soil sample in for testing now. Our standard nutrient analysis includes pH, macro- and micro nutrients, a lead scan and as long as we know what you are growing, the results will contain limestone and fertilizer recommendations. The cost is $12/sample. You are welcome to come to the lab with your ‘one cup […]
    Posted on October 9, 2019
  • Farm to School Month Farm to School Month
    It’s here! National Farm to School Month, which means its time for the HardCORE Challenge – eat a #CTGrown Apple or Pear to the CORE! Follow this link to find an Orchard near you. Fall is the quintessential time to visit a farm with apple and pear picking, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, cider donuts and so much more! We will be celebrating local agriculture […]
    Posted on October 7, 2019
  • Information About EEE from CVMDL at UConn Information About EEE from CVMDL at UConn
    Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) is a disease caused by a virus that mosquitos transmit. The name of the disease is misleading in that this virus can infect and cause disease in humans and a wide variety of animal species, including birds as well as horses and other equids. Horses that have not been vaccinated for […]
    Posted on October 4, 2019
  • Registration Open for CT Trail Symposium Registration Open for CT Trail Symposium
    We in Connecticut, over the last decade, have made great progress in building and connecting our trail systems.  So much so that the Connecticut Greenways Council believes now is the time to celebrate and shout about our trail systems assuring that all members of our communities can gather, recreate, relax, run errands and even commute […]
    Posted on October 4, 2019
  • Fall Updates from UConn Extension Fall Updates from UConn Extension
    UConn Extension is pleased to share the following updates with you: An update on the strategic planning process for the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, as well as internal re-organization of Extension program teams. Our UConn CLEAR program worked with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on a sea level rise model […]
    Posted on October 2, 2019
  • 10 Tips for the October Gardener 10 Tips for the October Gardener
    Dig and store tender bulbs, corms, rhizomes, and tubers in a cool, dark, place. Remove plant debris from the flowerbeds. Bag any diseased plant parts and put it in the trash or take it to a landfill but do not compost. Take a scenic drive to observe the changing fall foliage. The CT DEEP has […]
    Posted on October 1, 2019

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  2. 10/22 CLIR- The Past, Present, and Future of America’s Forest Birds
  3. 10/23 CLIR- Ecology, The Environment and Extinction, 6 series
  4. 10/23 CLIR- Why Should We Care about Human Rights?
  5. 10/24 CLIR-Memoir Club

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