• Staying Hydrated Staying Hydrated
    With summer in full swing, how can you beat the heat, stay cool, and keep healthy when temperatures soar? Besides staying indoors in the air-conditioning and seeking shade when you’re outside, you need to stay hydrated. Why? Because dehydration can lead to heat stroke, a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention. Signs of heat stroke include hot, […]
    Posted on August 23, 2019
  • UConn Native Plants and Pollinators Conference UConn Native Plants and Pollinators Conference
    STUDENT UNION BALLROOM (ROOM 330) 2100 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT 06269 October 3, 2019 Join us for the second biannual UConn Native Plants & Pollinators Conference! Come for an exciting day of presentations featuring current science-based research and information on supporting pollinators in managed landscapes. This program is designed for growers and other green industry […]
    Posted on August 22, 2019
  • Apply to Become a UConn Extension Master Gardener Apply to Become a UConn Extension Master Gardener
    APPLY TO BECOME A UCONN EXTENSION MASTER GARDENER – APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 18. Garden harvests are underway, and it’s a great time to plan ahead for next year. Apply now for the 2020 UConn Extension Master Gardener Program. Classes will be held in Vernon, New Haven, Norwich, Torrington and Stamford. The deadline for applications […]
    Posted on August 21, 2019
  • Mashantuckets Participate in Food Prep with EFNEP Mashantuckets Participate in Food Prep with EFNEP
    Under the USDA FRTEP grant we have with Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, on the morning August 15th, Erica Benvenuti, Mike Puglisi, and Alyssa Siegel-Miles of the UConn Extension EFNEP program conducted a food preparation workshop for the tribal youth. There were 13 teens and seven adults at the event. Erica and team did an excellent […]
    Posted on August 21, 2019
  • Extension & Bike Walk CT promote nutrition, fitness, & bike safety Extension & Bike Walk CT promote nutrition, fitness, & bike safety
    UConn Extension, part of UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Bike Walk Connecticut, and the Meriden Farmers Market will promote healthy living at the Get Out- Get Active-Get Healthy Bike and Back to School Rally on Saturday, September 7th from 8:30 am to 12 noon on the Meriden Green. This fun event will […]
    Posted on August 20, 2019
  • August is National Sandwich Month August is National Sandwich Month
    August is National Sandwich month! With school around the corner, it’s a great time to learn to make the PERFECT sandwich. Sandwiches are a quick, easy and an affordable way to pack in nutrition when hiking or biking too! Start with a whole grain base and go from there! Next, add a protein source such […]
    Posted on August 20, 2019
  • Monarch Butterfly Series Monarch Butterfly Series
    Have you seen a Monarch caterpillar or butterfly recently? They enjoy eating milkweed, so look out for them on those plants. Kara Bonsack of UConn Extension caught this series from caterpillar to butterfly at our Extension office in Haddam, in case you don’t see one in person.
    Posted on August 19, 2019
  • UConn Story Map in Esri Map Book UConn Story Map in Esri Map Book
    A map that Extension educator Emily Wilson created last year made it into the most recent Esri Map Book. The Map Book is a hard copy, glossy publication (complete with a textured cover) that Esri publishes every year and distributes to attendees of the Esri International User Conference in San Diego, that had an attendance […]
    Posted on August 16, 2019
  • UConn Creamery Cheese Wins Awards UConn Creamery Cheese Wins Awards
    For the sixth year in a row, the UConn Animal Science Creamery has taken home awards from the annual American Cheese Society Judging and Competition. Our Chipotle Queso Blanco and our Green Chile Queso Blanco were recognized for excellence amongst 1742 products from over 250 entering companies. The Chipotle and Green Chile cheeses were awarded […]
    Posted on August 16, 2019
  • Equine Owners Should Vaccinate For EEE, Warns CVMDL at UConn Equine Owners Should Vaccinate For EEE, Warns 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 August 15, 2019
  • 35 Volunteers Help Kickoff Campaign with Beach Cleanup 35 Volunteers Help Kickoff Campaign with Beach Cleanup
    New Haven – One hundred pounds of litter – everything from deflated Mylar balloons and monofilament fishing line to plastic bottles, Styrofoam cups, straws, cigarette butts and lots of bottle caps — filled the buckets and reusable bags of 35 volunteers Thursday at Lighthouse Point Park as they helped launch a campaign to keep plastic trash […]
    Posted on August 14, 2019
  • Making Every Penny Count: 4-H and Financial Education Making Every Penny Count: 4-H and Financial Education
    According to a 2014 study conducted by the Connecticut Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, only 10% of Connecticut high school students participated in a personal finance class annually. Fewer than 20 high schools required students to take a personal finance course prior to graduation. According to the Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. […]
    Posted on August 12, 2019
  • FertAdvisor App Available from UConn FertAdvisor App Available from UConn
    Dr. Jason Henderson, Associate Professor of Turfgrass and Soil Sciences at University of Connecticut, is the lead investigator of an ongoing, multiple year research project that has been evaluating conventional, organic, and pesticide-free management systems for athletic fields and home lawns. Other investigators involved with the project include Vickie Wallace, John Inguagiato, Karl Guillard, Steve […]
    Posted on August 9, 2019
  • 10 Tips for the August Gardener 10 Tips for the August Gardener
    Ten Tips for the August Gardener Click on highlighted links for additional information. Fertilize perennials with a 5-10-5 or 5-10-10 product to encourage continued blooming. Scout for C-shaped notches on the edges of the leaves of your perennials such as dahlias, roses, basil or coleus that are caused by Asiatic beetle feeding. Houseplants can dry out quicker in the heat […]
    Posted on August 7, 2019
  • Katie Adkins – 4-H Volunteer Spotlight Katie Adkins – 4-H Volunteer Spotlight
    Talking to Katie Adkins you get a sense that anything in life is possible. That with a little hard work and enthusiasm you can accomplish anything. And that’s exactly what she has done. Katie is the owner of Plymouth Meats in Terryville, CT, a full service USDA inspected facility from harvesting to packaging all done […]
    Posted on August 5, 2019

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  3. 9/21 UConn Extension EFNEP and Chef Present Food Demos at Farmers Market
  4. 9/26 UConn 4-H Goat Delegation at Big E
  5. 9/27 UConn 4-H Goat Delegation at Big E

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