Welcome to the Horsebarn Hill home page!
We hope you enjoy your time here. We’d like to remind you that Horsebarn Hill is part of an active farm. Farm animals graze in the enclosed pastures, and crops grown in the open fields are an important part of the horses’ and cattle’s staple diets throughout the year. This area is also home to a wide variety of wildlife species. As stewards of this land, we work hard to manage it in an environmentally and financially sustainable manner. You can help us achieve our management goals by taking your trash with you when you leave and by parking only in established parking areas. Dog must be on leash at all times. With the exception of farm equipment used to prepare the fields and plant and harvest the crops, driving in the fields is prohibited.
In the spring of 2018, UConn became one of the first universities to install a new robotic voluntary milking system.
While you’re here, enjoy a hike in the UConn Forest. Here’s a map.
Upcoming CAHNR Events
S20/05 The Joy of Supporting Birds with Native Plants10:00am
Monday, February 24th, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Other Middlesex County Extension Center, 1066 Saybrook Rd Haddam, CT 06438Native plants provide superior food, shelter, and nesting sites for wild birds. This is an especially important time for us to help birds. A recent study, by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and others, documenting the devastating decline of native birds in North America since the 1970s, indicates how important native plants are to birds, to overall ecological diversity, and to us. Birds and insects, upon which birds feed, co-evolved with native plants and need them to prosper. Historically we have planted many non-native plants, essentially creating a desert for birds and insects. The good news is that you can make a difference, supporting birds and insects in your yard by planting native plants. Learn about wonderful native trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous flowering plants, where to buy them and sources of information to learn more about them.
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CLIR: CranioSacral Therapy, What It Is and How It Works to Heal our Body System1:15pm
Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
01:15 PM - 02:45 PM
Other Witryol Place Storrs, CT 06269An overview of how our nervous system ensures flow within our body and how stress can cause the system to become stuck, impeding flow and communication and leading to dysfunction or disease. Specific details about CST's clinical applications and methodology what a typical session is like, and what to expect during treatment. This talk will be given by Vera Killian, who is a Physical Therapist at Pelletier Physical Therapy in Mansfield, CT.
Register at https://clir.uconn.edu/registration/
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Connecticut Environmental Action Day8:30am
Friday, February 28th, 2020
08:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Storrs Campus Student Union TheaterConnecticut Environmental Action Day (CEAD) brings middle school age youth from throughout Connecticut to the UConn Storrs campus where they will work with UConn faculty, staff, and students to learn about environmental issues.
The theme this year is climate change. UConn students will also be encouraged to take the #ClimateChangeChallenge with us.
At the conclusion of the day, each middle school participant will share the actions they are taking home from the event to implement in their community.
For more information visit the website at https://environmentalaction.extension.uconn.edu/
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