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Spring Seedlings Workshop

Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00am – 11:30am

Storrs Campus
Spring Valley Student Farm

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and UConn’s Spring Valley Student Farm will hold a spring seedling workshop on Saturday, April 7, 10:00 to 11:30 am. The activity will be led by Farm Manager Julia Cartabiano and the students of Spring Valley Student Farm

While the soil outside might still be cold, early spring is the perfect time to start growing seedlings indoors that can later be transplanted to your gardens or landscape. Working with the students of UConn’s Spring Valley Student Farm, participants will explore a variety of herbs, flowers, and vegetable plants they can start indoors. These seeds will become seedlings that can then be planted outside in May. Then, after building newspaper pots, the participants will use the provided seeds and soil to start their own indoor seedling to bring home.

Weather permitting, the workshop will include a tour of UConn’s Spring Valley Student Farm. UConn’s student farmers learn about sustainable community living, organic food growing methods, and the business aspects of how food is harvested, processed, and presented to the UConn dining community. Spring Valley Student Farm exists as a collaborative venture between Dining Services, Residential Life, EcoHouse Learning Community and First Year Programs, the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources, Office of Environmental Policy, and the Office of Public Engagement-Service Learning.

The program is free and advance registration is required. Space is limitied. This program is for adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To register email or call 860.486.5690


Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, First Year Programs & Learning Communities, Office of Public Engagement, UConn Master Calendar

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