UCONN Extension and Education

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UCONN Extension , College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources ~ Storrs, CT

Garden Master Classes ** New! Online catalog and course registration.

Garden Master Classes are available to everyone with an interest in learning about all aspects of the gardening world. This is the continuing education aspect for Master Gardeners and is open to the public as well.

Click here to check our our online catalog and register today!

Master Gardeners - your skills are in demand!

As certified Master Gardeners, we are encouraged to share our knowledge and expertise with our local communities.

The Master Gardener Program has given us unique training in a wide range of horticultural subjects. And with our own love of gardening, our years of gardening experience and the skills we have gained along the way, Master Gardeners are an invaluable resource.

Step up to the challenge and share your skills! There is a great need for people with our gardening expertise to assist in our local communities. We receive regular requests for Master Gardeners to teach classes, to work with school kids, to talk to local gardening groups about a wide range of horticultural subjects, from vegetable gardening to beneficial insects. Whatever your particular skills or level of interest, there is an opportunity for you to spread the word about good gardening practices.

Join the MG mentors! Get in touch with your local MG class coordinator  for further information.

Become a Master Composter

Classes begin yearly in OCTOBER.

WHAT IS THE MASTER COMPOSTER PROGRAM? The UConn Home & Garden Education Center, in partnership with the Connecticut Recyclers Coalition, is offering the Master Composter Program to educate and train state residents about the general elements of the composting process and to assist participants in passing this knowledge on to others.
Click here for the Master composter details and registration form.

Why become a Master Composter? Master Composters promote sustainable living and resource conservation at individual and community levels. Through this program, you too can make a difference by educating the public about making and using compost.