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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.
Friday, Sept. 25 – 6 to 8 p.m. – Native Plant Trust will present THRIVE: A Plant-Art Virtual Experience. Cutting-edge visual, musical, and literary performance art will lead us on a journey to reveal how plants thrive through challenges and how humans can do the same. Tickets are $25 and available online.
Wednesday, Oct. 7, All day – The Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group’s 2020 Symposium – Realistic Solutions to Managing Invasive Plants – will take the form of a full-day webcast, open to all (with recordings of sessions available to registered attendees post-symposium). Sessions include a variety of techniques for management of terrestrial invasives in different situations, aquatic invasives, and native alternatives. CEU’s for 11 organizations and Pesticide Recertification Credits are available. Registration $50 ($65 after Sept. 7; $25 Students). Click here for more info.
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. In addition, the NOFA Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care is being offered online this year. It will include the same quality programming as the in-person course, complete with ‘online office hours.’ Sessions will be held evenings, twice per week for four weeks this August. Learn more and register at organicclandcare.net.
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, offers an abundance of online courses in plant science. Click here for more information and to register.
The Trust has re-opened Garden in the Woods to the public with timed ticketing. Visit their website to purchase your advance ticket.
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:
– Sept. 2 : Home Sweet Home Landscaping Online Course, 5-6 p.m.
– Nov. 2-16: Bee-ginner’s Beekeeping Online: The Basics of Apiculture
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.
Guest Speaker Thursdays are hosted by Anne Diamond, one of Britain’s favorite television journalist. Anne will interview guests from a variety of backgrounds and interests, all of whom have led extraordinary lives. All of the live streams are recorded and available to watch the following day, to enjoy the session again, or share with someone else. Streaming starts every Thursday at 2 p.m. ET. Click here to live stream or to view past episodes.