July’s wet weather may have dampened plans for beach days and barbeques, but it’s also a reminder of an environmental problem homeowners can help solve in their own yards. This article about an updated rain garden app and new rules for stormwater runoff was also published in The Day on July 16.
Judy Preston, Long Island Sound outreach coordinator for Connecticut Sea Grant, received the Coastal Zone Conservation award from the Garden Club of America on April 30.
This year’s Coastal Certificate Program will take place virtually over four days in mid-May. The classes will emphasize healthy soils at the root of healthy gardens, landscapes, and ultimately the watersheds that are essential to clean waters and a healthy Long Island Sound.
Listen and learn about sustainable gardening in “Gardening for Good,” the new monthly radio show in iWCRV hosted by Judy Preston,
The March 26 symposium, “The Birds and The Bees: What Your Mother Didn’t Tell You,” sponsored by the Rockfall Foundation and Connecticut Sea Grant, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus.
Registration is now being accepted for this year’s Coastal Certificate Program, titled “Pathways from Source to Sea — How Gardens Can Make the Connection.” It will take place in March at Connecticut College in New London.
The Spring 2019 Coastal Certificate Program starting April 23 will focus on lawns. With an emphasis on sustainable gardening for clean waters, the program is comprised of evening talks from scientists and practitioners about a range of topics, providing alternatives to nutrient and chemical intensive land care.