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  • That 4-H Feeling That 4-H Feeling
    We are scientists, inventors and engineers. We believe in learning by doing. We create positive changes in our communities. We believe we are stronger as a community. We believe in the power of UConn 4-H to transform lives. Join us by finding a UConn 4-H program in your community. 4-H.uconn.edu
    Posted on November 27, 2020
  • Sweet Potato Nachos Sweet Potato Nachos
    Try out this yummy sweet potato nachos recipe! Click here for a downloadable pdf.  
    Posted on November 25, 2020
  • Nurturing Compassion: The Fairfield Garden for Food Banks Nurturing Compassion: The Fairfield Garden for Food Banks
    Rising unemployment in the pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity for many individuals. In response to our pledge of “hands to larger service,” 4-Hers have joined with members of the Fairfield community to grow produce for local food banks. As a Fairfield County 4-H senior with interests in natural sciences and community service, I was excited […]
    Posted on November 25, 2020
  • Ebony Horsewomen: Empowering Hartford for Over 36 Years Ebony Horsewomen: Empowering Hartford for Over 36 Years
    Ebony Horsewomen, Incorporated is a non-profit equestrian facility in the North End of Hartford that has been empowering Hartford, Bloomfield, and Windsor residents through equine programs for over 36 years. Patricia “Pat” Kelly is the program founder and CEO. The programs offered by Ebony Horsewomen include youth development, mental health, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. An […]
    Posted on November 24, 2020
  • As seas rise, communities can turn retreat into opportunity As seas rise, communities can turn retreat into opportunity
    Kristin Walker, project engineer for the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service, explains on Oct. 22 how the former home site is now being planted with native species to create a flood plain habitat. Story and photos by Judy Benson Retreat isn’t defeat. It’s deliberately stepping back to make a better future. “Retreat is very difficult, […]
    Posted on November 23, 2020
  • UConn Extension: Committed to a Sustainable Future  UConn Extension: Committed to a Sustainable Future 
    Connecticut has faced challenges related to sustainable landscapes, food and agriculture, health, and the climate for generations. As problems are solved, new issues arise. UConn Extension educators work in all 169 cities and towns of Connecticut to help solve the problems that our residents, communities, and state face. Connecting people with agriculture, the natural environment, […]
    Posted on November 22, 2020
  • Finding the Right Livestock Fence with Dr. Joe Emenheiser Finding the Right Livestock Fence with Dr. Joe Emenheiser
    Fences are built to keep some animals in, and other animals out! For centuries they have allowed us to domesticate livestock and build permanent settlements. UConn’s new Statewide Livestock Extension Educator, Dr. Joe Emenheiser discusses how you can find the right fence for your animals and what to consider when planning for fencing! Learn more […]
    Posted on November 21, 2020
  • Trails 101 Video Series Helps New Users Enjoy CT Trails Trails 101 Video Series Helps New Users Enjoy CT Trails
    This time of the year, Connecticut residents are heading outside to enjoy the cool fall temperatures and beautiful New England scenery. Connecticut offers a wealth of outdoor spaces from city parks to rural area trail systems where people can engage in all types of activities such as hiking, biking, and nature watching while adhering to […]
    Posted on November 21, 2020
  • Food Safety Tips For Your Holiday Turkey Food Safety Tips For Your Holiday Turkey
    The holidays are a time to enjoy your family and friends— Avoid putting a damper on the holiday fun because of unsafe food handling and cooking practices. Follow these tips to play it safe this holiday season: http://bit.ly/Turkey_FoodSafety. Los días festivos son días para disfrutar en familia y con amistades— Evite poner un amortiguador a la […]
    Posted on November 20, 2020
  • Diego Marks: Engineering His Future Diego Marks: Engineering His Future
    The Goshen Fairgrounds in Litchfield County stretches out in an expanse of open space, rings, and buildings that host the annual fair and other events. On Sunday, September 27th vehicles towing tractors slowly started arriving for the first annual Litchfield County 4-H Garden Tractor Pull. UConn 4-H, Extension’s youth development program in the College of […]
    Posted on November 19, 2020
  • Sweet Potato Tater Tots Sweet Potato Tater Tots
    Enjoy these yummy sweet potato tater tots with your next meal! Click here for a downloadable pdf.
    Posted on November 19, 2020
  • Chilling Injury Affects Turf Across Region Chilling Injury Affects Turf Across Region
    John Inguagiato, Ph.D. and Vickie Wallace, UConn Michelle DaCosta, Ph.D. UMass Turf managers and homeowners have been puzzled by the sudden appearance of unusual tan, blighted patches that showed up last week between Tuesday and Friday (Nov. 3 – 6). Reports have been widespread throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. The symptoms appear as round […]
    Posted on November 18, 2020
  • What has changed on your trails as a result of COVID-19? What has changed on your trails as a result of COVID-19?
    Our Connecticut Trail Census has launched a survey to understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on trails and trail management. The survey is intended for trail managers of non-motorized trails in Connecticut takes about 10 minutes to complete. Please take a few moments to respond to the survey. The survey will remain open until Wednesday, […]
    Posted on November 18, 2020
  • Job Opening: Director of Communications Job Opening: Director of Communications
    Job Opening: The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) at the University of Connecticut is seeking a full-time Director of Communications. Reporting to the Dean, the incumbent in this position will provide vision, leadership, and direction to support CAHNR’s communication and marketing strategies and promote its brand and reputation. The Communications Director must […]
    Posted on November 17, 2020
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting High Touch Surfaces Cleaning and Disinfecting High Touch Surfaces
    Many surfaces inside your home are frequently touched by household members throughout the day. These are called ‘High Touch Surfaces.” You can limit the transmission of dirt, bacteria, and viruses by following a daily routine. COVID-19, which is caused by a virus, requires cleaning and disinfecting practices to make your home a healthier place. High […]
    Posted on November 13, 2020

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