Jul 26, 2014

Plant Sale to Benefit UConn Extension Programs in New Haven County

Plant Sale to Benefit UConn Extension Programs in New Haven County Plant Sale to Benefit UConn Extension Programs in New Haven County

The New Haven County Extension Resource Council, Inc. (NHCERC, Inc.) is having a spring plant sale to benefit the University of Connecticut (UConn) Extension educational programs based out of the New Haven County Extension Center in North Haven.


UConn Extension partners with community organizations and groups, government, and businesses in providing outreach programs in areas such as nutrition and health education, 4-H youth development, financial education, gardening, and food safety. For more information about UConn Extension in New Haven County, visit http://www.extension.uconn.edu/extension-centers/newHaven.php or call 203.407.3161


Plant sale forms may be downloaded from the same website or picked up at the New Haven County Extension Center, 305 Skiff St., North Haven, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and orders must be received no later than 12 noon, Monday, April 28, 2014. Plants are sold by pre-order with payment only and must be picked up at the New Haven County Extension Center between noon and 4 p.m. on Friday, May 16th.  For more information about the NHCERC,Inc. Plant Sale, contact Marcia Doran at mdoran@gatewayct.edu or call 203.285.2390.


This year is also the national Extension Centennial. In 2014, UConn celebrates the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service, a unique educational partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the nation’s land-grant universities that extends research-based knowledge through a state-by-state network of extension educators. For 100 years, the Smith-Lever Act has stimulated innovative research and vital educational programs for youth and adults through progressive information delivery systems that improve lives and shape a nation. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of extending knowledge and changing lives.


The mission of the UConn Extension is to extend knowledge and research information to the citizens of Connecticut for the purpose of identifying and addressing agricultural, environmental, food and fiber, family living, and community issues. It provides a link between knowledge and its useful application between the results of university-level research and the needs of Connecticut citizens. The University of Connecticut is an equal opportunity employer and program provider.


The New Haven County Extension Council, Inc. is one of eight regional councils throughout Connecticut that serves as partners to the UConn Extension Centers. Each Council’s purpose is to provide a link between the local community and Extension.

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