7/31 UConn Bug Week Insect Wonders at the Farm

UConn Spring Valley Student Farm and UConn Extension Service

Insect Wonders at the Farm

Wednesday, July 31

10 am – 12 pm

Location: UConn Spring Valley Student Farm, 104 Spring Manor Road, Mansfield, CT

All-Ages Event | FREE and open to the public

o   Join UConn Extension faculty and Spring Valley Student Farm staff and students for an interactive, “Insect Wonders at the Farm” event.

o   Learn about our amazing and important insect friends by collecting and observing them.

o   Activities for the whole family will include insect collecting, insect-inspired crafts, Bug-Bingo and a scavenger hunt.

o   Free snacks provided courtesy of UConn Department of Dining Services

The Farm is home to 11 students who grow an amazing variety of vegetables and herbs served at Bistro on Union Street and 1 Plate 2 Plate in the Student Union and at select dining halls. The produce is for sale at the Farm Fresh Market on Fairfield Way in front of Homer Babbidge Library on Thursdays from 11:30 to 1:30 through September.

For more information about the farm visit our web page at http://dining.uconn.edu/spring-valley-farm/

Spring Valley Student Farm is collaboration with Dining Services, Residential Life, EcoHouse as part of First Year Programs and Learning Communities, the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, and Office of Environmental Policy.

You can find us at 104 Spring Manor Road, Mansfield, CT, 06268 just off Route 32 north of the Route 44 intersection. For more information or detailed directions please contact Julia Cartabiano, Farm Manager at Julia.cartabiano@uconn.edu or phone 860-508-7706 for more details.

We look forward to seeing you at the Farm.