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10 Tips for the September Gardener

September 17, 2014

1.      Get a jump on next year’s lawn and gardens by having a soil test done through the UConn Soil Nutrient Analysis Laboratory.   2.      If the pH of garden and flower beds needs to raised, wood ashes may be used. Wood ashes have a pH of 11.0 and also contain phosphorous, potassium, and calcium. […]

Using Water Wisely

September 15, 2014

By Faye Griffiths-Smith – Extension Educator Family Economics and Resource Management Did you know that the average person in the U.S. uses 100 gallons of water every day? Drinking, taking a shower, brushing your teeth, cooking, cleaning, doing the laundry, gardening and lawn care — with its many uses, water is essential to our lives […]

Youth Internet Masters

September 12, 2014

Standing (left-right) Dr. German Cutz, UConn Extension Youth Internet Master’s (YIM) instructor, State Representative Dan Carter, Marlene Ho-Yen and a representative from the Ecuadorian Civic Center (fourth from the left) were our special guests at the Youth Internet Master’s (YIM) graduation ceremony.  YIM is a UConn Extension program that teaches Webpage design by introducing students […]

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