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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
To satisfy your curious nature, you’ll find a number of interesting online horticultural programs, classes and tours listed here.
Thurs., Nov. 5, noon – West Hartford Garden Club presents Joan Butler and Jana Milbocker of Enchanted Garden Design from Holliston, Mass. They will discuss The Magic of a Winter Garden in a richly illustrated lecture that will provide inspiration and tips on designing your garden for winter interest. Go to www.WestHartfordGardenClug.org to register for this free Zoom presentation.
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 via Zoom again in October-November. 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:
– Oct. 21: Designing with Ornamental Grasses, 1 p.m.
– Oct. 29: Plants for Winter Interest, 5-6 p.m.
– Nov. 11: Dirty Little Secrets: Top 10 tips to Great Garden Soil, 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 for 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.