This course will provide students with skills and hands-on training so they can garden and grow food for themselves and their community.
Students will participate in UConn's Master Gardener Program, which has been offered to members of the community for 40 years and is well-respected in the gardening and farming community. Course topics will include: "botany, plant pathology, soils, entomology, pesticide safety, integrated pest management (IPM), woody ornamentals, herbaceous ornamentals, vegetables, trees and small fruits, turf grass, invasive plants, weeds, water quality, environmental factors affecting plant growth, and diagnostic techniques for the home gardener."
Hands-on training and application of the skills learned from the UConn Master Gardner Program will take place at Long Lane Farm on Wesleyan University's campus or at home for students learning remotely.
Students who complete this course will receive a certificate and name badge designating them as a University of Connecticut Certified Master Gardener.
This course is offered in partnership by the College of the Environment, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, and UConn Extension Master Gardener Program.