HELPFUL LINKS

Here are some helpful links. The Enfield Federated Garden Club is a member of Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, New England Region and National Garden Clubs.
Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. (FGCCT)
National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC)           
New England Region (NER)

Other Garden Clubs within the Region:
The Garden Club Federation of Maine, Inc.
The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc.
New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.
Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.
Federated Garden Club of Vermont, Inc.

University of Connecticut
Ladybug Blog -- UCONN home and garden education center
Email garden questions to: ladybug@uconn.edu
www.extension.uconn.edu
www.hort.uconn.edu/cipwg
Connecticut Invasive Plants Working Group
http://cipwg.uconn.edu/
at this site you will find the Connecticut Invasive Plants list
http://cipwg.uconn.edu/invasive_plant_list/
UCONN BloomsConnecticut Agriculture Stations
Tolland and Windsor are both a short distance from Enfield.  They have many helpful programs and you can get your soil tested there.
Connecticut Association of Wetland Scientists
Connecticut Gardener pertinent information for our location here in Connecticut.  Check out what's happening on their calendar
National Resources Conservation Service -- Connecticut
Gardening with Native Plants
Connecticut Botanical Society
http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/garden/ OR
http://ct.audubon.org/plant-native-species-0

American Horticulture Society
Wickham Park
The club recently visited Wickham Park, Manchester Ct. There are many different gardens there to visit. The newest is the Scottish Garden and the English Garden is in progress.
Town of Enfield Public Library
Helpful information about many things. Something new is the Enfield Press is digitizing old issues of the news paper.  Go to the above link, scroll down to resources,  Under newspaper indexes you will find the Enfield Press.  Explore the various articles about Enfield.  There is a May 1884 article about Super Phosphate.
Here are some other interesting and helpful sites and destinations. 
Connecticut Horticulture Society
Elizabeth Park Conservancy
Ladybird Johnson Wildlife Center
All About Birds

Wisteriahurst
www.crownbees.com

www.theplantlist.org
www.plantipedia.com
Florence Griswold Museum

Berkshire Botanical Garden
Connecticut Wildflowers
Texas A&M AgriLife Extention
***New link added for 2017.  Take a course and get a certificate in their Earth-Kind Master Gardener program.  Also lots of helpful information from A to Z....also check out the roses for sustainability.  Just have some winter day fun.
Information about bees and butterflies etc:
The Xerces Society of Invertebrate Conservation

University of Wisconsin recently posted this article about the gray worm that our speaker Carol Quish mentioned. Hungry Crazy Invasive Worms--
Amynthas agrestis, an invasive worm believed to have arrived in the United States from its native range in Japan and the Korean Peninsula with plants imported for landscaping.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-07-hungry-invasive-crazy-worm-wisconsin.html#jCp

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