• A Healthy Home is Free of Chemicals A Healthy Home is Free of Chemicals
    Our Healthy Homes program offers the following tips on keeping your home free of chemicals. You can download the document or print it for easy reference.
    Posted on September 24, 2018
  • Solid Ground Farmer Training E-Learning Solid Ground Farmer Training E-Learning
    Did you miss a class? A selection of trainings from the Solid Ground program are available in an e-learning format at newfarms.extension.uconn.edu. BF 104: Soil Health and Management with Kip Kolesinskas is a three-part course. Participants will learn the basic soil science principles for maintaining healthy soils. Guidance on soil testing and reading soil tests is provided. BF 105: Fruit Production for Small […]
    Posted on September 21, 2018
  • Open House with Fairfield County Master Gardeners in Bethel Open House with Fairfield County Master Gardeners in Bethel
    Craft Fair and Open House Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the UConn Extension Master Gardener Program   Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018 (rain date Saturday, October 13) Time:9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Where: Fairfield County Extension Office and Grounds 67 Stony Hill Road (Route 6), Bethel, Connecticut   The UConn Extension Master Gardener Program is […]
    Posted on September 19, 2018
  • A Healthy Home is Clean A Healthy Home is Clean
    Our Healthy Homes program offers the following tips on keeping your home clean and healthy. You can download the document or print it for easy reference.
    Posted on September 17, 2018
  • Horticultural Opportunities Horticultural Opportunities
      The UConn Extension Master Gardener program is a program that offers many different opportunities through the horticulture world. There are many qualities that are vital to becoming a Master Gardener, such as being eager to educate your community, participating in training programs, and wanting to learn more about plant care and gardening. It is […]
    Posted on September 14, 2018
  • Climate Corps Course Shapes Career Choice for UConn Student Climate Corps Course Shapes Career Choice for UConn Student
    The UConn Climate Corps is an undergraduate classroom and service learning opportunity. The program consists of a 3 credit course (Fall semester) on the local impacts of climate change, followed by a 3 credit independent study (Spring semester) during which students work with Extension faculty to assist Connecticut communities in adapting to climate change.  In […]
    Posted on September 12, 2018
  • Ornamentals and Turf Short Course Ornamentals and Turf Short Course
    This Short Course is an in-depth review of the information necessary for studying and fulfilling the requirements of the Ornamental and Turf/Golf Course Superintendents State of Connecticut Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certification exam.  A student attending lectures and studying materials independently should be able to successfully pass the examination, both written and oral. Students are expected […]
    Posted on September 11, 2018
  • Garret Basiel: From 4-H Project to College Essay Garret Basiel: From 4-H Project to College Essay
    Garret Basiel was a 4-H member in Middlesex County and is a freshman at UConn this fall in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. This is the college essay he submitted with his application. My fingers felt raw, but I once again pulled back the bowstring and aimed down range at the target. […]
    Posted on September 10, 2018
  • CT Seeks Better Information & Understanding of Produce Growers CT Seeks Better Information & Understanding of Produce Growers
    Connecticut seeks better information and understanding of produce growers in the state The University of Connecticut Extension is collaborating with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg) to support Connecticut produce growers covered by the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.  In order to do that, we need to have more and better […]
    Posted on September 7, 2018
  • New Group of Students Trained in Seafood Safety New Group of Students Trained in Seafood Safety
    Before a bowl of clam chowder or a freshly grilled swordfish steak ends up on a restaurant diner’s plate, specially trained seafood handlers will have been working to eliminate any risk of contamination or hazards that could cause illness. Many of those handlers will have learned their skills in training offered by Connecticut Sea Grant, including a three-day course held in […]
    Posted on September 7, 2018
  • National 4-H Common Measures National 4-H Common Measures
    UConn 4-H is one of 10 states selected for a pilot program to implement Common Measures program evaluation. The evaluation instruments Common Measures 1.0 and Common Measures 2.0 were created by National 4-H to help 4-H staff with planning and assessing local, state, and regional programs. Common Measures are designed to measure the impacts of 4-H programs in science, healthy living, citizenship, college/ career readiness, and […]
    Posted on September 5, 2018
  • Enroll in the Master Composter Program Enroll in the Master Composter Program
    Enroll Now in the UConn 2018 Master Composter Program Almost 25% of household waste can be recycled through composting. The purpose of the UConn Master Composter program is to educate and train residents about the basics of small scale composting and in exchange for the training, volunteers will pass on their knowledge to others through […]
    Posted on September 3, 2018
  • Building Community Through a Garden Building Community Through a Garden
    Dozens of bright yellow Goldfinches flew alongside as I made my way up the winding driveway past their meadows and into the heart of the 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm in Bloomfield. The high, wiry whistle of the birds sounded the alarm at my arrival. I parked behind the barn, and climbed the hill to […]
    Posted on August 30, 2018
  • The Slow Storm: Tree Mortality in CT from Invasive Insect Pests The Slow Storm: Tree Mortality in CT from Invasive Insect Pests
    By Thomas E. Worthley, UConn Associate Extension Professor, Forestry During the early summer of 2018 it became apparent that numerous trees throughout eastern and southern Connecticut did not produce leaves this spring, having died sometime during the winter. While it is not unusual to lose a tree or two to natural causes here and there […]
    Posted on August 29, 2018
  • Fall Semester of Lifelong Learning Classes Begins Sept. 7th Fall Semester of Lifelong Learning Classes Begins Sept. 7th
    Exercise your mind with good friends. UConn Extension‘s Center for Learning in Retirement (CLIR) provides meaningful and serious intellectual activities for retirees and other adults from all walks of life, conducted in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. There are no academic requirements. CLIR classes are offered in two formats: single classes and courses. A single […]
    Posted on August 27, 2018

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