Last month's Conservation Corner presented the meadows at Irwin Park and how they offer a unique habitat in our wooded suburban town. The meadows at Irwin are full of perennial and annual wildflowers, vines, shrubs and mature trees which are home to bees, butterflies, birds, reptiles and mammals. The display featured late summer and fall blooming plants and how they benefit wildlife.
Applications are out for the 2015 UConn Master Gardener Program!
The Master Gardener Program is an Educational Outreach Program that is part of the University of Connecticut's Extension System. The program consists of horticulture training and an outreach component that focus on the community at large. Master Gardeners are enthusiastic, willing to learn and share their knowledge and training with others. What sets them apart from other home gardeners is their special horticultural training. In exchange for this training, Master Gardeners commit time as volunteers working through their local County Extension Center to provide horticultural-related information to the community.
Established in 1978, the UConn Master Gardener Program has flourished and evolved for over 35 years. It is a very popular and well-respected horticulture program. Certified Master Gardeners are highly valued and called upon frequently to share their skills and knowledge in their communities.