Gardens

Programas y Servicios en Español

 

 

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¿Sabía que la Extensión de UConn ofrece programas y servicios en español?

Si tiene interés en la salud, nutrición, horticultura, manejo integrado de plagas, y el desarrollo personal y comunitario nuestros programas están disponibles para ayudarlo a aprender!

 

UConn EFNEP

El Programa Ampliado de Educación en Alimentación y Nutrición (UConn EFNEP) ayuda a las familias a aprender sobre la alimentación saludable, compras económicas, y actividad física. UConn EFNEP se esfuerza en empoderar a los participantes y mejorar la salud de todos los miembros de la familia. Los educadores han publicado varias recetas en nuestro canal de Youtube. ¡Las recetas de EFNEP lo ayudarán a preparar comidas ricas, saludables y económicas para usted y su familia! 

https://bit.ly/RecetasUConnEFNEP

 

UConn Master Gardeners

El programa Master Gardeners ofrece entrenamiento en la horticultura. Master Gardeners busca participantes que estén listos para aprender y compartir sus conocimientos con la comunidad. El programa ofrece una clase en español sobre los conceptos fundamentales de los vegetales. Puede encontrar más información en el enlace debajo.

mastergardener.uconn.edu/garden-master-classes

 

Programa de Manejo Integrado de Plagas

El programa de Manejo Integrado de Plagas educa a los productores y al público general sobre el uso prudente y seguro de pesticidas orgánicos, sintéticos y métodos alternativos de control de plagas. El programa incorpora todas las estrategias posibles de manejo de cultivos y de plagas a través de una toma de decisiones informadas, utilizando los recursos agrícolas y del paisaje más eficientes e integrando controles culturales y biológicos. Visite el enlace debajo para acceder a las publicaciones en español.

ipm.cahnr.uconn.edu/spanish-resources/

 

UConn PEP

El programa UConn PEP es un programa de desarrollo personal, familiar y de liderazgo con un fuerte enfoque comunitario. PEP está diseñado para aprovechar las fortalezas únicas y las experiencias de vida de los participantes. También enfatiza la conexión entre la acción individual y comunitaria. El programa es conducido por un facilitador capacitado de la Extensión de UConn. Hay varias sesiones para el programa durante el año. Puede encontrar más información visitando la página web.

pep.extension.uconn.edu

Fall Updates from Extension

The changing seasons are a reliable time marker, and this fall, UConn Extension is experiencing our own transitions. It’s an exciting time as new educators join the team and continue implementing our statewide programs. Catch up on our latest updates: s.uconn.edu/fall-news

Job Opening: Fairfield County Master Gardener Coordinator

Position Description

UConn Extension Master Gardener Coordinator

Lower Fairfield County

The UConn Extension Master Gardener Program is seeking applications for the position of Master Gardener Program Coordinator for Lower Fairfield County, based at the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens in Stamford, CT. This is a 16-hour-per-week position and is a temporary, six month appointment.

Renewal is optional pending coordinator review and availability of program funding.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: provide leadership for the Master Gardener Program in southern Fairfield County. Successful candidate will coordinate staffing of program mentors, volunteers and interns; work with UConn Extension center/county based faculty and staff, as well as university based faculty and staff as needed. Will also need to work with allied community groups and Extension partners such as the CT Master Gardener Association; train and supervise interns when classroom teaching is completed; arrange for and conduct Advanced Master Gardener classes each year; develop and coordinate outreach programs and projects with community organizations in southern Fairfield County, including the Bartlett Arboretum. They will prepare annual reports on program activities, impacts, incomes, outcomes (number of clientele contacts); and communicate effectively with the state coordinator, other county coordinators, and the Bartlett Arboretum staff. Monthly reports shall be communicated to the state coordinator and topical information may be shared with others as requested.

Preference will be given to candidates who are Certified Master Gardeners, or with a degree in horticulture, botany, biology or equivalent experience. Interested applicants should possess strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and be able to show initiative. They should be able to demonstrate experience in working collaboratively as well as independently, and be willing to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office and familiar with the online class experience.

Volunteer experience is desired.

Submit letter of application, resume and names of three references to:
Sarah Bailey, State Extension Master Gardener Coordinator at sarah.bailey@uconn.edu
Please put Master Gardener Coordinator Position in the subject line.

Screening will begin immediately.

2023 Vegetable & Small Fruit Growers’ Conference & Trade Show: We’re Back!

UConn Extension’s 2023 Vegetable & Small Fruit Growers’ Conference
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Sheraton Hartford South Hotel
100 Capital Blvd, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Trade Show: 8:00-8:55, 10:00-10:45, 12:00 -1:00
8:00-8:55 Registration, breakfast, socialize, visit trade show

Morning Moderator – Mary Concklin, Fruit Extension Specialist Emeritus, UConn
8:55 Welcome: Indrajeet Chaubey, Dean of CAHNR, UConn
9:00 Nutrient management in sweet corn George Hamilton, Emeritus Professor, UNH
9:30 Vegetable benefits and disease control of nanotechnology Wade Elmer, CAES
10:00 Announcements
10:15 Break (trade show/coffee &tea)
10:45 Plug strawberries VS bare root strawberries – pros and cons of both Tim Nourse, Nourse Farms11:15 Small scale bean threshing project with UConn engineering students Susan Mitchell,
Cloverleigh Farm
11:35 Trap crop- UConn research update Ana Legrand, UConn
11:50 New opportunities to sell to K-12 schools and early care providers. Jiff Martin, UConn
12:00-1:00 Lunch break/trade show
Afternoon Moderator – Shuresh Ghimire, Vegetable Extension Specialist, UConn
1:00 Winter Growing in low tunnels. Robert Durgy, CAES
1:30 Drone imaging to monitor potato leafhopper damage in the field. Chandi Witharana, UConn1:45 Strawberries and irrigation/fertigation Trevor Hardy and Zoe Stapp, Brookdale Fruit Farm2:15 Ozone microbubble for produce safety Abhinav Upadhyay, UConn
2:30 No-till and soil health growers’ panel Jamie Jones, Jones Family Farm, Bryan O’Hara, Tobacco Road Farm, others TBD
3:30 Pesticide recertification credits and socialize: 4 CEU to be confirmed

REGISTRATION:

Regular: Early Bird (prior to 12/29) $50.00 (+$1.00 processing fee)
After 12/29 $70.00 same day registration will be available, cash or check only
https://s.uconn.edu/ctvfc2023registration

Student: Early Bird (prior to 12/29) $30.00
After 12/29: $50.00, same day registration will be available, cash or check only. You MUST
present your school or student ID when you check in the day of the event.
https://s.uconn.edu/ctvfc2023studentregistration

Trade Show: We have 30-35 tables available for a
trade show held during the conference for
$130.00 per table. Tables will be first come,
first serve basis, and have sold out in the
past. Register at
https://s.uconn.edu/ctvfc2023tradeshow

 

Contact tolland@uconn.edu 860 875-3331 if you have any questions.

FSMA Produce Safety Course

FSMA Produce Safety Rule/Produce Safety Alliance Approved Grower Training Course (In person)

November 30, December 1; December 2, Snow Date
8:30 am through 3:30 pm
Middlesex County Extension Center
1066 Saybrook Rd
Haddam, CT

Registration Deadline Friday, 11/18
Space limited to 30 participants.

REGISTRATION: Course fee is $50. The preferred method of registration/payment is through the CAHNR Conferences site, paying with a credit card. Please include both a work and cell/home phone number and regularly used email address in case of emergency or cancellation.

ONLINE REGISTRATION
https://s.uconn.edu/fsmaproducesafetycourse

Virtual Invasive Plant Symposium, Thursday, November 3, 2022, 8:30 AM-4 PM

Virtual Invasive Plant Symposium, Thursday, November 3, 2022, 8:30 AM-4 PM

This is the last week to register! The Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG) 2022 symposium will be a full-day virtual webcast on November 3, with some sessions directed to all attendees and other sessions in concurrent breakouts (recordings of all sessions will be available to registered attendees post-symposium). This year’s theme is Strategies for Managing Invasive Plants: Assess, Remove, Replace, and Restore. The morning session will include a keynote presentation from Bernd Blossey, Cornell University: “Invasive Plant Management: What We Know, What We Do Not Know, and What We Must Know,” as well as presentations by Bryan Connolly, ECSU: “Online Tools and Apps for Identifying and Reporting Invasive Plants” and Diane Jorsey, CT DEEP: “Requirements for Pesticide Applications on Conservation Lands.” The breakout sessions include topics titled: Assessing the Land: Case Studies on What Works; What is Working Around the State; Managing in your Backyard: Failures and Successes; Limitations: Legal and Practical; Control Strategies for Mile-a-Minute, Water Chestnut, and Hydrilla; and Replacement and Restoration: Design, Propagating, and Sourcing Native Seed. CEU’s for organizations and Pesticide Recertification Credits are available. Registration $65 (Students – $25).

More info: cipwg.uconn.edu/2022-symposium

Poster for Virtual Invasive Plant Symposium

 

Calling Master Gardener Alumni

Along with the changes in temperature and color brought with Fall, graduation season is upon us! As our new cohort of interns are joining the ranks of seasoned Master Gardener’s, we would love to hear from our Alums – even if you have not participated in Master Gardener events in a while.

We encourage you to take a break from your Fall cleanup tasks to check in with UConn Extension and let us know how the Master Gardener program shaped or augmented your horticultural knowledge. Who where your favorite guest lecturers? What community service activities did you get to participate in? Did anything on the final practical leave you stumped and reaching for your MG handbook after the exam? Community service and community connection are such an integral part of being a Master Gardener, and we would love to hear what you have been up to since participating in the program. Please reach out on our MG Alumni Form so we can stay connected.

While you are at it, if you would like to reconnect or refresh your skills, make sure to check out all our advanced master gardener classes scheduled this Fall and level up your badge! Recertification is always available for our Master Gardener alums and we have more events to join than ever.

A woman is shown pruning a plant, with the words "Are You A UConn Master Gardener Alum" and a QR Code displayed, leading to the Alum Form.

Job Opening: Master Gardener Coordinator – Tolland County

Master Gardener logoThe UConn Extension Master Gardener Program is seeking applications for the position of Master Gardener Tolland County Program Coordinator. This is a 16-hour-per-week position and is a temporary, six-month appointment. Renewal is optional pending coordinator review and availability of program funding.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to providing leadership for the base county Master Gardener program. The successful candidate will coordinate the development, staffing, and recognition of program mentors, volunteers, and interns; coordinate and assist with the annual classroom portion of the program; work with UConn Extension center/county-based faculty and staff, as well as university-based faculty and staff as needed. Will also work with allied community groups and Extension partners such as the CT Master Gardener Association and Extension Councils; train and supervise interns in the Extension center when classroom teaching is completed; arrange and conduct Advanced Master Gardener classes each year; create, develop and coordinate outreach programs and projects in the county. They will prepare annual reports on program activities, impacts, incomes, and outcomes (number of clientele contacts); and communicate effectively with the state coordinator, other county coordinators, center coordinators, and support staff.

Preference will be given to candidates who are Certified Master Gardeners, or with a degree in horticulture, botany, biology, or equivalent experience. Interested applicants should possess strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills and be able to show initiative. They should be able to demonstrate experience in working collaboratively as well as independently and be willing to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office and familiar with the online class experience. Volunteer experience is desired. Monthly reports shall be communicated to the state coordinator and topical information may be shared with others as requested.

Submit a letter of application, resume, and names of three references to:

Sarah Bailey, State Extension Master Gardener Coordinator at sarah.bailey@uconn.edu Please put the Master Gardener Coordinator Position in the subject line.

The screening will begin immediately.

Home and Garden Center Launches New Website

The UConn Home & Garden Education Center has been posting weekly blogs on a variety of horticultural topics since 2009. Over the years, contributors have included UConn faculty, staff, students and even a few guest columnists, each providing their unique takes on what’s happening in their yards and gardens, the latest horticultural happenings, ways to deal with plant pests, gardens of merit, and much more. This year the UConn Ladybug Blog won a Silver Award from Garden Comm 2022 Media Awards! Their submission was among 165 entries evaluated by a team of distinguished judges with both gardening and communications expertise. Check out their blog at their new website: www.homegarden.cahnr.uconn.edu.