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  • Come Ride with Us! Come Ride with Us!
    Come ride with us this summer in your favorite discipline! Visit www.uconnsummerriding.uconn.edu for more information and to register today. These lessons are open to the community. Click here to view the schedule.
    Posted on April 21, 2021
  • Earth Day to feature audiovisual exhibit, puppet show Earth Day to feature audiovisual exhibit, puppet show
    Several special events are planned for Earth Day (April 22) at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus, including audiovisual artwork projected on campus buildings and an original puppet show. Events will begin at 6:30 p.m. with music recorded by the five-person Connecticut-based group Hitch and Giddyup sponsored by the Avery Point EcoHusky club. At 7 p.m., […]
    Posted on April 20, 2021
  • Healthy Soils to be Focus of 2021 Coastal Certificate Program Healthy Soils to be Focus of 2021 Coastal Certificate Program
    This year’s Coastal Certificate Program will take place virtually over four days in mid-May. Led by Judy Preston, CT Sea Grant’s Long Island Sound outreach coordinator, this year’s classes will emphasize healthy soils at the root of healthy gardens, landscapes, and ultimately the watersheds that are essential to clean waters and a healthy Sound. The […]
    Posted on April 19, 2021
  • June Zoppa Wins the Northeast 4-H Lifetime Volunteer Award June Zoppa Wins the Northeast 4-H Lifetime Volunteer Award
    UConn 4-H has selected June Zoppa, a 46-year volunteer of the UConn 4-H Program as the Connecticut nominee for the National 4-H Lifetime Volunteer Award. She won the Northeast 4-H Lifetime Volunteer Award and now moves on to compete nationally. June Zoppa is an integral part of the 4-H community in Hartford County Connecticut. She […]
    Posted on April 13, 2021
  • Rachael Manzer Wins the Northeast Region 4-H Volunteer of the Year Award Rachael Manzer Wins the Northeast Region 4-H Volunteer of the Year Award
    Rachael Manzer, a five-year volunteer with UConn’s Granby 4-H Club of Granby, a UConn 4-H Alum, and former NASA astronaut teacher, won the Northeast Region 4-H Volunteer of the Year after being selected by UConn. Hartford County 4-H Extension Educator, Jen Cushman notes, “Rachael’s dedication to making a positive difference in the lives of 4-H […]
    Posted on April 13, 2021
  • A Guide to Planting Along the Connecticut Coast A Guide to Planting Along the Connecticut Coast
    Juliana Barrett, Ph.D. and Kiernan Sellars, 2021 This 35-page guide lists native trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and vines that are appropriate for planting in Connecticut’s coastal zone. It includes a map of that ecoregion and characteristics of each species, such as tolerance to salt water and salt spray, light and soil requirements as well as […]
    Posted on April 12, 2021
  • Learn Gardening Fundamentals in New Online Course Learn Gardening Fundamentals in New Online Course
    Interested in how plants grow? Do you want a healthy, productive, and sustainable landscape for your home?  UConn Extension now offers the Fundamentals of Home Gardening, an asynchronous online series of classes covering a wide variety of gardening topics. These classes explore the foundation of good gardening practices, and help explain the “why” of successful […]
    Posted on April 8, 2021
  • 4-H Biotechnology Project Area Survey 4-H Biotechnology Project Area Survey
    Are you interested in biotechnology? UConn 4-H is pursuing grant funding in STEM programming about biotechnology and gene editing with career focus in agriculture and food sciences.  Programming would include hands-on biotechnology activities along with the opportunity to educate others through the creation of a digital game on biotechnology/gene editing for high school age youth. […]
    Posted on April 5, 2021
  • CLEAR Webinars In April CLEAR Webinars In April
    WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM The N-Sink Tool: Tracking Nitrogen Through Coastal Watersheds Chet Arnold, UConn Dept. of Extension & CLEAR Qian Lei-Parent, UConn Dept of Extension & CLEAR Land use planners, property owners, and watershed managers need all the help that they can get to reduce the impacts of nitrogen […]
    Posted on April 5, 2021
  • The Low Down on Selecting Tomatoes The Low Down on Selecting Tomatoes
    Vegetable gardening is very popular these days, and even more so since the COVID outbreak.    Anyone new to this hobby is quick to hear some terms being thrown around when describing different types of vegetables. Knowing the meaning of these terms gives prospective gardeners some key information that helps them pick varieties of vegetables most […]
    Posted on April 2, 2021
  • E-Corps Two-Part Workshop at the UConn Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning E-Corps Two-Part Workshop at the UConn Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
    Please join your UConn colleagues for two one-hour virtual CETL workshops in April on: The Environment Corps: an engaged scholarship model that combines classroom instruction, service learning, and Extension (an act in two parts) Workshop Description: A partnership at UConn that reaches across college and departmental lines is engaged in a project that seeks to […]
    Posted on March 31, 2021
  • Mars Base Camp 4-H STEM Club Teaches Youth Skills for Future Careers Mars Base Camp 4-H STEM Club Teaches Youth Skills for Future Careers
    Life transformative education begins at a young age for UConn 4-H members. The 4-H project experiences provide a foundation of knowledge and instill enthusiasm for lifelong learning. A group of youth participating in the UConn 4-H Mars Base Camp STEM Club are learning about science, technology, engineering and math while launching rockets and building rovers. […]
    Posted on March 30, 2021
  • Pick-Your-Own Revisited Pick-Your-Own Revisited
    Last year we held a virtual discussion on how to deal with Pick-your-own in the age of COVID. This year we will revisit this topic with several growers sharing what they did that worked, maybe didn’t work as well as expected or at all, will keep this year, or will drop because it may not […]
    Posted on March 29, 2021

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  2. 5/11 4-H In 40: Herbal Infusions & Fermenting Vegetables