|Photo courtesy of Elaine Hjelte|
On September 14, the Bartlett is hosting a vegetable garden tour and presenting a canning demonstration beginning at 11 a.m. The tour will be led by master gardeners that are responsible for the design and maintaince of the Bartlett's vegetable gardens. After the tour, there will be a canning demonstration in the Silver Education Center on the grounds of the Bartlett.
The Bartlett is also offering a UConn Master Composters Certification beginning October 4, for five consecutive Saturdays. Classes will be approximately from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The program covers a variety of composting systems, including commercial, farm and worm composting, but has an emphasis on residential composting; classes will cover in detail the science of composting. Master Gardener certification or prior composting experience is not necessary. Registration is limited to 24 interns and the slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis based on receipt of a completed registration form mailed to the Home & Garden Center at UConn Storrs, accompanied by a check for $100. If you wish to obtain a syllabus that details the lectures, dates and locations, and a registration brochure, please contact Greg Moonie, State Coordinator, UConn Master Composter Program at