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A big THANK YOU to the local clubs that support the Connecticut Horticultural Society. Visit their sites for more gardening adventures:
- Colchester Garden Club
- Connecticut Valley Garden Club
- Farmington Garden Club
- Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut
- Gardeners of Simsbury
- Garden Club of Madison
- New Britain Garden Club
- Suffield Garden Club
- The West Hartford Garden Club
As school kids will attest,
learning doesn’t stop just because you are at home.
To satisfy your curious nature, you’ll find a number of interesting online horticultural programs, classes and tours listed here.
House Beautiful Garden Tours: Link brings you multiple YouTube garden videos:
Mt. Cuba Center Tour, Hockessin, Delaware
American Horticultural Society (AHS) and Wild Ones – Native Plants, Natural Landscapes are co-sponsoring Webinars for Home Gardeners & Educators. Whether you choose to learn how wildlife, people, and plant communities interact; how to share concepts of eco-literacy with your children; or how to collect your own seeds, this live and interactive series will cover an eclectic variety of topics while generally emphasizing the importance of place-based ecological landscapes. Attendees are eligible for an AHS membership discount! One-hour sessions: $25. 30-minute sessions: FREE! Click to go to the NDAL (New Directions in the American Landscape) website for more info and to register.
ctnofa lists a number of interesting distance learning opportunities on their event calendar. Click here to review.
Native Plant Trust Online Educational Programming
The nation’s first plant conservation organization and the only one solely focused on New England’s native plants, announces three new online courses in plant science. The first, Plant Families, begins immediately; the other two, Plant Ecology and Plant Form & Function, are open for registration now and will begin this summer. Registrations for all three are accepted on a rolling basis. Click here for more information and to register.
Rutgers University Home Gardeners School @Home Edition will air a series of one-hour online workshops. Continue learning from the comfort and safety of your home. Click for more info (including fees) or to register. Upcoming workshops include:
– Thurs. May 21, 1-2 pm: Top 10 Garden Apps
– Weds. May 27, 1-2 pm: Herbs for a Butterfly Garden
– Tues. June 9, 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Sustainable Beekeeping
– Tues. June 16, 6:30-7:30 pm: Small Scale Queen Rearing
UConn Home & Garden Education Center (HGEC)
An invaluable horticultural information resource ready to advise novice and seasoned gardeners. At present, analysis of physical samples has been suspended but digital images can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org along with description of symptoms or problems, and any other relevant information/questions.
UConn College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) Blog https://blog.extension.uconn.edu/vegetable-gardening/
Here you’ll find an abundance of information on current topics from COVID to Vegetable Gardening. Check link regularly as content changes frequently.