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  • Halloween’s Mascot Halloween’s Mascot
    It lives in dark places. It is creepy. It causes some people to scream and run away. It has bulging eyes and eight legs. It’s a spider! Spiders have long been associated with all the scary images of Halloween, including white filmy webs that can trap insects and even people who wander through them. How […]
    Posted on October 20, 2020
  • Meet Kim Bradley, our CT Trail Census Coordinator Meet Kim Bradley, our CT Trail Census Coordinator
    Kim Bradley recently joined UConn Extension as the project coordinator for the Connecticut Trail Census. Welcome, Kim! Kimberly Bradley is dedicated and passionate about engaging individuals and communities in outdoor activities and connecting them to our public lands and educating others to maintain resilient ecological systems. Her involvement in the conservation and trails communities includes […]
    Posted on October 19, 2020
  • Pumpkin’s a Good Pick for Your Health! Pumpkin’s a Good Pick for Your Health!
    Written by UConn Dietetics Student Alexa Horkachuck Autumn is finally here, which means that pumpkin flavored products are flooding into your local grocery store. If you’re a fan, you will find everything from pumpkin cream cheese and pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin pastas and soups. There is bound to be a recipe that you would […]
    Posted on October 19, 2020
  • Celebrate Seafood Month this October with these recipes Celebrate Seafood Month this October with these recipes
    Jacques Pepin’s fish tacos, made with local black sea bass fillets, are an easy and delicious way to celebrate National Sea Food Month this October. Pepin, world-famous chef and resident of Madison, provided this recipe as part of two collections of 21 recipes from eight Connecticut chefs compiled by Connecticut Sea Grant. Connecticut Sea Grant […]
    Posted on October 16, 2020
  • Journal examines role of ‘blue humanities’ in ocean literacy Journal examines role of ‘blue humanities’ in ocean literacy
    This special issue of Parks Stewardship Forum, guest-edited by Connecticut Sea Grant Research Coordinator Syma Ebbin, looks at how the “blue humanities” can bolster the public’s ocean literacy and sense of stewardship for the seas. Articles in this issue make the case that the arts and humanities can and should contribute to marine conservation. In addition […]
    Posted on October 13, 2020
  • 4-H Common Measures Survey 4-H Common Measures Survey
    4-H Members: We need you to participate in the 4-H Common Measures survey. You will be receiving information soon, make sure your voice is counted.
    Posted on October 12, 2020
  • Fall is Here – Stay Hydrated Fall is Here – Stay Hydrated
    Written by UConn Dietetics Masters Student Shawn Lada We may be having cooler days now, but it is always important to stay hydrated. Keeping your body hydrated helps your heart, brain, muscles, and joints to stay healthy, along with keeping you regular and preventing urinary tract infections! During hotter days and summer months your body […]
    Posted on October 12, 2020
  • 2020 Herb of the Year 2020 Herb of the Year
    RUBUS (Brambles) 2020 Herb of the Year Red Raspberry, Black Raspberry, Blackberry & Wineberry Article by Dana Weinberg, UConn Extension Advanced Master Gardener Since 1991, the International Herb Society has chosen an Herb of the Year. This year’s choice is the genus Rubus. The name comes from the Latin word ‘ruber’ meaning red. Indigenous to […]
    Posted on October 9, 2020
  • HardCORE CRUNCH: Apple & Pear Activity Worksheets! HardCORE CRUNCH: Apple & Pear Activity Worksheets!
    October is National Farm to School Month and Put Local On Your Tray has apple and pear activity worksheets to share! These worksheets include a coloring page, apple fun facts, a maze, and a delicious apple-themed recipe from New England Dairy. The worksheets are in English and Spanish. These can be distributed and shared with […]
    Posted on October 8, 2020
  • Virtual Managed Retreat in the Age of Climate Change Workshop Virtual Managed Retreat in the Age of Climate Change Workshop
    When talking about community response to climate change issues, retreat is the “R” word. But it is already happening in coastal states throughout the country, including here in Connecticut. Is it a good or bad idea? Will we be forced to retreat due to sea level rise in 30 years or 50 years? What does […]
    Posted on October 7, 2020
  • Sarah Bailey Receives Mehlquist Award from CT Hort Sarah Bailey Receives Mehlquist Award from CT Hort
    Congratulations to Sarah Bailey, coordinator of our UConn Extension Master Gardener Program on receiving the 2020 Mehlquist Award from the Connecticut Horticultural Society.   “… Sarah’s reach and impact on Connecticut’s gardening community has been significant. Sarah’s work to transition the MG class to an online platform in 2018 helped bring the Program into the […]
    Posted on October 6, 2020
  • Valley View Farm is Connecticut Dairy Farm of the Year Valley View Farm is Connecticut Dairy Farm of the Year
    New England Green Pastures Connecticut Dairy Farm of the Year 2020 It is indeed a pleasure to announce that Ben and Tim Learned, owners of Valley View Farm, in North Stonington are the 2020 Outstanding Connecticut Dairy Farmers of the Year for the New England Green Pastures Award Program. Ben and Tim have accomplished the […]
    Posted on October 5, 2020
  • Stephen Gustafson Names Northeast 4-H Volunteer of the Year Stephen Gustafson Names Northeast 4-H Volunteer of the Year
    Congratulations to Stephen Gustafson, Tolland County 4-H Volunteer, who has been selected by National 4-H Council to receive the Northeast Volunteer of the Year award for 2020. Steve helped create and is the leader of the Paca Pals 4-H club. The Paca Pals are an alpaca club. The club meets at the Round Hill alpaca […]
    Posted on October 5, 2020
  • Cholesterol Education with the UConn Dietetics Program Cholesterol Education with the UConn Dietetics Program
    Written by UConn Dietetics student Madeline Fulton 93 million U.S. adults age 20 or older have total cholesterol levels higher than 200 mg/dL. Nearly 29 million adult Americans have total cholesterol levels higher than 240 mg/dL.1 Too much cholesterol circulating in your blood can put you at risk for developing heart disease and stroke. What […]
    Posted on October 5, 2020
  • CT Grown for CT Kids Week CT Grown for CT Kids Week
    October is National Farm to School Month – a time to recognize and celebrate the connections within communities to fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education sites. With fewer than two percent of Americans living on farms, the U.S. population continues […]
    Posted on October 2, 2020

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