UConn Educational Resources


A collaborative group of programs to educate farmers, families, business and communities. Programs: Agriculture, Environment, Family and Community, Food, Garden Health, 4-H.

The UConn Home & Garden Education Center (HGEC) is a horticultural informational resource.

The BLOG of the UConn Home & Garden Center. A new article is posted weekly.

HGEC’s program to educate and train state residents about backyard and small scale composting and to assist participants in passing this knowledge on to others.

Garden Master Classes are offered through the UConn Extension Master Gardener Program. For Certified Master Gardeners they provide continuing education as part of the Advanced Master Gardener certification process.

Connecticut Invasive Plants Working Group is a consortium of individuals, organizations, and agencies concerned with invasive plant issues. Newsbriefs on invasive plants, pest alerts, managing invasive plants, alternatives to herbicides, invasive plants early detection reports.

Provides educational outreach to commercial growers, natural area managers, groundskeepers, educators and the general public.

Plant information pages are that contain text and photographs describing the important characteristics of each species. The plants contained in this resource are those that will grow in USDA hardiness zone 6 or colder

UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources.

CT Educational Resources


The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. The main mission of the CAES is research. Programs also exist to educate the public and to transfer new findings to people trying to solve agricultural, public health, and environmental problems.

A listing of publications (reports, bulletins, alerts, brochures, fact sheets, videos, etc. available for downloading.

ESA is a 501c3 non-profit membership organization to promote financial support of CAES.

Other Key Resources

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

PlantFacts has merged several digital collections developed at Ohio State University to become an international knowledge bank and multimedia learning center.