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Date   Event   Location Time
2014 On-Going Workshops

    Natureworks Talks and Tours   Natureworks
518 Forest Road
Northford, CT
December 1, 2014   Sustainable Food Service Program
Capital Community College is offering a Sustainable Food Program beginning on December 1st. With some exceptions, the classes will be held 4 nights a week - Monday through Thursday, from 6 to 9 pm. Students will learn about the evolution of the sustainable food trend. Students can choose from two tracks, Food Service or Local Farming. The Food Service track will cover topics such as designing an institutional kitchen, quality assurance, marketing, budgeting, culinary preparation and more. The Farming track will cover topics including soil, pollination and pollinators, vegetables, ethnic crops, budgeting, marketing and crop distribution, quality control, crop storage and more. Both groups will also cover Team Building, professionalism and customer service in the food service industry. Students on the Food Service track will prepare for and take the ServSafe Training and Certification exam. For more info, contact Jo-Anne Leventhal at jleventhal@capitalcc.edu or 860-906-5143
  Capital Comm. College
950 Main Street
Hartford, CT
contact for info
December 3, 2014   NOFA OLC Annual Gathering   HillsPoint Hotel, Windsor Locks, CT TBA
December 3, 2014   Introduction to Aquaponics
This 120 minute master class will explore how you can grow food organically, year round, through a variety of highly productive aquaponic growing mediums. More info and registration here.
  Sustainable America
700 Canal Street
Stamford, CT
6:00pm to 8:00pm
December 4, 2014   Unraveling the Mysteries of GMOs
This is an important topic as it critically impacts our global food supply. So few people today live on a farm and grow their own food, so it is beyond being a rhetorical question: "Do you know where your food comes from??" The public is invited to this free educational program; students and adults are encouraged to attend. Presented by Christine O'Day & Carol Peringer of ConnFACT.org
  Cannon Grange Hall
25 Cannon Road
Wilton, CT
December 8-11, 2014 (snow date Dec.12th)  

Mid-Atlantic Accreditation Course- NOFA OLC

In Partnership with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

  Philadelphia, PA  see website
December 9, 2014   Build Your Network, Grow Our Future
Come network and learn about key programs and resource needs for farmers just getting started in CT. More info here. Please register by December 5th.
  Scout Hall Youth Center
28 Abbe Road
E. Windsor, CT
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
December 12 & 13, 2014   New England Farmer's Union Fifth Annual Convention
Navigating Change in New England Agriculture
  Holiday Inn by the Bay
88 Spring Street
Portland, ME
see website
December 13, 2014   Common Ground Winter Festival
Join Common Ground High School for a wonderful community celebration. Wreath-making class, craft fair, bake sale, and hot beverages, soups and snacks from their organic farm available. Handmade jewelry, ornaments, clothing, keepsakes and more. Interested vendors, use this application form.

Common Ground High School
358 Springside Avenue
New Haven, CT

9:30am to 2:30pm
December 16, 2014   Growing Container-Grown Greenhouse Vegetables
UConn Extension is sponsoring this one-day educational program at the Litchfield County Extension Center.  See website for more information.
  Litchfield County Extension Ctr.
843 University Drive
Torrington, CT
9:00am to 3:00pm

January 24, 2015

snow date(1/25/14)


2015 Getting Started in Organic Farming Conference 

1941 room in the Crozier-Williams College Center


Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave, New London, CT 06320


February 9-12, 2015 (snow date February 13th)   New England Regional Accreditation Course- NOFA OLC   Three Rivers Community College
Norwich, CT
See site
March 7, 2015   CT NOFA Winter Conference   WCSU
Danbury, CT
8:30 to 5:00 pm
March 12, 2015   Organic Gardening Techniques
In this class at Westmoor Park, you will learn how to enhance your soil, how to prevent and control insects and diseases, how to attract beneficial insects and pollinators, the basics of composting, and much more! Autumn is a great time to prepare your soil so that next spring you'll hit the ground running!

Westmoor Park
119 Flagg Road West
Hartford, CT

6:30pm to 8:00pm
March 18, 2015   Learn to Compost at Westmoor Park
Have a Breakdown! Learn to Compost. Have you tried to make compost with no success? Learn to "break down" but in a good way! In this class you will learn about the C/N ratio, "hot vs. cool" composting, the "trash can" technique, compost tea and much more. Sounds mysterious but it is incredibly easy, and your garden will love you for it.
  Westmoor Park
119 Flagg Road West
Hartford, CT
6:30pm to 8:00pm


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