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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., Feb. 4, noon – West Hartford Garden Club presents Jana Colacino, Site Administrator of Butler-McCook House & Garden and Isham-Terry House. Jana will present an overview of CT Landmarks gardens in her talk, “Historic Gardens of Connecticut.” To register for this free Zoom presentation, go to www.WestHartfordGardenClub.org and you will be emailed the link to attend a few days prior to the presentation. You must be signed in thru the Zoom link no later than 1 p.m. to be able to attend.
Fri. & Sat., March 5-6 and Sat. March 13 – NOFA Virtual Winter Conference – Growing Our Community Through Essential Work. See Keynote Speaker Karen Washington’s address on March 5 with additional workshops taking place March 6 and 13. Click here for registration info.
Sat., March 20, 9 a.m. – Connecticut Master Gardener Association (CMGA) VIRTUAL Garden Symposium: Gardening Any Time, Any Place Open to members and guests – $60 for CMGA members | $90 non-members. Click here for additional details. Registration begins January 25th.
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, 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.
– Feb. 1-15: Bee-ginner’s Beekeeping: Basics of Apiculture
– Feb. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Prepare for a Blossoming Spring
– Mar. 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Seasonal Planting for Honey Bees
– Mar. 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Small Scale Queen Rearing
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.