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A comprehensive list of events, workshops, discussions and garden club meetings can be found via Connecticut Gardener and Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut.

Mentor/Mentees wanted for NOFA program

After successful pairings of experienced organic growers with transitioning-to-organic growers in 2023, CT NOFA seeks additional applicants for a Spring 2024 cohort of mentor/mentee pairings. The Northeast/ Mid-Atlantic Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP) mentorship program pairs experienced organic producers and producers transitioning to organic, supports the transition process, and creates a stronger network of

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New: Third Thursdays Walks and Talks at the Bartlett starts Feb. 15

Introducing: Third Thursdays at the Bartlett, a series led by Bartlett Education team members. Each “walk and talk” will focus on a specific theme or section of the Bartlett, encouraging a deeper relationship with some of the special trees, plants, and animals that live and grow at the Bartlett. The first Thursday walks is Feb.

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Colorful CT Flower & Garden Show Opens Feb. 22 for 4 Days

In less than four weeks, Spring will arrive early at the 42nd “Connecticut Flower & Garden Show” from Thursday, February 22 through Sunday, February 25, 2024 at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd. in Hartford, Conn. Dates/Hours: Thursday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb.

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Hill-stead Museum offers Theodate Pope exhibition through March 31

Hill-Stead Museum’s exhibition, Born in 1867: Theodate’s Generation, continues through March 31 at the museum at 35 Mountain Road, Farmington. The concept of “born in 1867” came from the nearly identical birthdates of Hill-Stead’s founder, Theodate Pope Riddle, and writer Laura Ingalls Wilder, February 2 and February 8 respectively. Born just six days apart, their life

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CAWS 2024 Annual Meeting to offer a full day of presentations on wetlands and watercourses

CAWS 2024 Annual Meeting on March 4 will offer a full day of engaging technical presentations on wetlands and watercourses. The CAWS Annual Meeting and Environmental Conference will take place on Thursday, March 7, 2024 (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). They welcome ecologists, designers, and other land use professionals, government officials, municipal commission members, and other interested parties. Location:The

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Quarantine on spotted lantern fly reissued; report sightings

After continuing to detect expanding populations of spotted lanternfly (SLF) in Connecticut through 2023, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station has announced the renewal of the Order of Quarantine for SLF that was established in July 2021. The public is urged to report potential sightings of this invasive pest when they become active again in 2024. The SLF

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ASLA 2024 Awards Celebration & Annual Meeting on Jan. 24

Join the CT chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) on January 24 at Kinsmen Brewing Company in Milldale, CT for a celebration of excellence in landscape architecture. They will unveil the winners of the ASLA Connecticut 2024 Professional & Student Awards, recognize chapter members for service, and conduct a (brief!) annual meeting.

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Farmington Garden Club Founders Program features Nancy DuBrule of Natureworks 3/18

Farmington Garden Club Founders Program is pleased to present Nancy DuBrule, founder and former owner of Natureworks, on March 18 at 10:30am. The program is at the Farmington Main Library, 6 Monteith Drive, Farmington. Everyone is planting pollinator gardens. They contain such valuable native plants that bees, butterflies, and all sortsof creatures need. But they

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Bartlett Summer Camp registration

Registration is coming up quickly for Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens’ camp programs. It offers immersion into the natural world through exploration of the arboretum’s 93 acres of forest and gardens. Programming is hands-on and incorporates STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in age-appropriate contexts. In addition to the week-specific programming, each camp segment

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