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CT NOFA/NOFA Events
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Date   Event   Location Time
 
           
           
April 26, 2018  

Soil Health Initiative Workshop - Organic Soils = Healthy Soils with Connecticut Resource Conservation & Development

Join RC&D for a healthy soils workshop. The workshop will feature keynote speakers Julie Rawson & Jack Kittredge of Many Hands Organic Farm. Topics will include carbon-friendly growing practices for imporved quality and quantity of production, permaculture, composting & composting tea, building a biodiverse soil, dealing with pest pressure organically, and more. Details here. RSVP to Amanda Johnson: ajohnson@ctrcd.org.

  South Farms,
21 Higbie Rd,
Morris, CT
8:30
am
to
3:00 pm
           
April 28, 2018  

Film Screening- Deeply Rooted: John Coykendall's Journey To Save Our Seed with Connecticut Audobon

Ever heard of the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin? Bootleggers corn? Hank's X-Tra Special Baking Bean? Join the organic food and farming community for a great film and a discussion with Donna Simons, Chairman of Slow Food Metro North and founder of Pound Ridge Organics -- along with Jeff Cordulack, Executive Director of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut. Donna & Jeff will introduce the film, discuss Slow Food’s mission, and the Slow Food Ark of Taste – a growing catalogue of rare foods and species that were almost forgotten. RSVP to slowfoodmn@gmail.com.

  Audobon Connecticut,
613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT
6:15 pm
to
8:30 pm
           
May 3, 2018  

The Worker Protection Standard: A New Law That Affects Organic Agriculture with UConn Extension

The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a new law that provides protections for agricultural workers, pesticide handlers, family members and volunteers. This workshop will introduce you to the WPS and what’s involved with providing information, protection and in the event necessary guidance on mitigation from exposure to pesticides, sanitizers and cleaners. RSVP by calling 860-570-9010

  1796 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT

6:30 pm
to
8:30 pm

           
May 5, 2018  

No-Till Cover Crops For The Home Garden: Small Scale Practices for Soil Improvement and Carbon Sequestration with Sharon Gensler (NOFA Mass)

Maintaining living plant cover is one of the essential practices of building soil health. This workshop provides practical guidance on using cover crops in a small-scale, non-mechanized, no-till context to improve soil health for growing more nutritious food, more vibrant ornamentals and for sequestering atmospheric carbon into the soil. These practices remove carbon from the atmosphere and sequester it in soil while improving soil quality and providing more nutritious food.

Space limited. $20 NOFA or Zoo Members. $35 non-members.
Tickets: bit.ly/GenslerHealthySoils

  Beardsley Zoo (Hanson Bldg.) 1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT 10:00 am
to
12:00 pm
           
           
May 16, 2018  

Organic Management of Invasive Plants with Michael Nadeau (Wholistic Land Care)

Mike will cover the organic management and removal of invasive plants. Please bring gloves, hand pruners or loppers, and other digging tools that you have on hand. Mike will start the day with a brief presentation on invasive plants and how to manage and remove them organically. We will then head out to the zoo grounds for field-work including plant identification, organic removal techniques, and tool choice.

Space limited. $70 NOFA or Zoo Members. $85 non-members.
Tickets: bit.ly/NadeauInvasives

  Beardsley Zoo
(Hanson Bldg.)
1875 Noble Ave,
Bridgeport, CT
10:00 am
to
2:00 pm
           
June 2, 2018  

CT NOFA Farm-To-Table Dinner Party hosted by Chef Jennifer Balin, local organic food fanatic & owner of Sugar & Olives Restaurant

Join CT NOFA and Sugar and Olives on Saturday June 2, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Sugar & Olives in Norwalk for an exclusive dinner party hosted by Chef Jennifer Balin to celebrate bees, butterflies, and local organic farmers who provide pollinator habitat on their farms. Dinner followed by a “Pollinator Party” with dancing into the late evening.

Space limited. $150 per person includes.
Tickets: bit.ly/SugarAndOlivesPollinators

  Sugar & Olives Restaurant,
21 1/2 Lois St.,
Norwalk, CT (near Westport border)
6:30 pm to
9:00 pm
           
           
    For more FREE farmer training opportunities by UConn & its partners, check out the schedule here.      
           

CT NOFA
126 Derby Avenue, Derby, CT 06418

phone: (203) 308-2584 • fax: (203) 308-2586

ctnofa@ctnofa.org