University of Connecticut

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Master Gardener Open House

Saturday, October 6, 2018
9:00am – 3:00pm

UConn Extension - Fairfield County Extension Center

67 Stony Hill Road (Route 6), Bethel, Connecticut

Tours and demonstrations Walking tour and talk at the Extension Demonstration Vegetable Garden. An 80-ft. by 100 ft. Demonstration Vegetable Garden on the Fairfield County Agricultural Extension Center site, built and maintained by Master Gardener mentors and interns, is used to teach the importance of current best practices in gardening and horticulture, and also donates its weekly harvest to local food pantries. Composting Demonstration Learn how you can make and maintain your own backyard compost with easy to build bins and a few simple steps. Invasive Plant Guided Walk Learn to spot the invasive plants trying to take over Connecticut’s gardens and natural areas. Find out which plants are considered invasive and why, and how they got here. Learn design alternatives for these aggressive invaders.

Information booths Master Gardeners Meet our Master Gardeners! Get answers to your questions about your gardens, lawns, trees, plants and insects. Learn how you too can become a Master Gardener. All About Composting Master Composters answer questions about backyard and worm composting, explain why it is important to reduce the waste sent to landfills, and how individuals and communities benefit from making compost. Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station/UConn Forest Pest Education Learn about the Asian Long-horned Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer, and how Connecticut is battling these and other threats to our trees and forests.

Craft fair As of this writing vendors will be offering for sale: • Vintage costume jewelry • Natural-dye yarns and scarves • Alpaca wool and products • Botanical stationery and notecards • “White Elephant” table of gardening and other items • Used gardening books • A specialty rake • Tillisandia’s glass globes and fairy gardens • Painted rock art • Hand-crafted wooden bowls and other items • Floral design kits

Plus -- • Meet the author of Success with Hydrangeas: A Gardener's Guide Book (B&B Publications, 2017), Connecticut horticulturist, garden writer, speaker and Advance Master Gardener Lorraine Ballato. • Bid on our Silent Auction gardening and specialty items.


Extension (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, UConn Master Calendar

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