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The 2019-2020 season began September 1. Two years ago we implemented a ‘rolling membership’ process rather than having all renewals due in September. So, your membership will be up for renewal a year after you last paid. To save on paper and hold down costs, we will send you an email reminder a month before […]
Tom Christopher is hosting a new radio program on WESU-FM at 88.1. It is called “Growing Greener” and airs live every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. Tom’s emphasis on environmentally-informed gardening will include conversations with some of the leading voices from the field. Tom will also be interviewing some of the CT Hort speakers that […]
Reprinted with permission from Sarah Bailey, State Coordinator, UConn Extension Master Gardener Program and CT Hort member As the gardening season gets underway, lots of homemade weed-killer “recipes” are cropping up on social media, usually containing some combination of vinegar, Epsom salts, and Dawn dishwashing soap. These are often accompanied by a comment such as […]
Editor’s note: This is the handout that Dr. Tallamy asked we distribute at his presentation of the same name on June 20. Here it is for those unable to attend. In 1987, E.O. Wilson challenged conventional wisdom by claiming that insects were the little things that ran the world. If insects were to disappear, he […]
On August 19, 1776, two months after being commissioned Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, George Washington sent instructions to his Mount Vernon estate manager Lund Washington to install two groves of flowering trees and shrubs utilizing only species indigenous to North America. Once relieved of the burden of leading the troops, Washington remained […]