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CT NOFA/NOFA Events
NOFA Organic
Land Care Events
Other events

Date   Event   Location Time
June 13, 2018  

Symposium: Wild About Bees: How Gardeners Benefit from Pollinators ~ Dr. Kimberly Stoner, CT Agricultural Experiment Station, delivers the keynote address, Beyond the Honey Bee – Native Bees of Connecticut. Rich Palmer Jr of Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses talks about Plants for Pollinators. Registration required.

 

Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830

6:00 pm
to
8:00 pm
           
June 21, 2018  

Planting for the Bees’ Needs: Providing Habitat for Honey Bees and Wild Bees. A talk by Dr. Kimberly Stoner of the CT Agricultural Experiment Station.  https://ctstatelibrary.org/events/ Tel: 860-757-6500

 

Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

12 noon
to
12:45 pm
           
July 1, 2018  

Everything Except Honey: The Diversity of Wild Bees. First Sunday Science at the Seaside Center. Held at the Innis Arden Cottage/ Seaside Center at Greenwich Point Park, Tod's Driftway, Old Greenwich, CT. At 2:00 pm, Nick Dorian, a PhD candidate at Tufts University studying native cellophane bees and how climate change affects their populations, talks about the diversity of wild bees in New England and what you can do to help bees in your own backyard. No reservations required. Alert the front entry staff you are attending the First Sunday Science. 

 

Bruce Museum's Seaside Center in the Innis Arden Cottage at Tod's Point, Greenwich, CT

1:00 pm
to
4:00 pm
           
July 8, 2018  

Film event: COMMUNITIES RISING ~ a Story of Courage, Creativity, and Contribution. Across America, citizens are rising up, taking action and protecting their families from GMOs and toxins. See the amazing people Zen Honeycutt met when traveling across our nation on the National Toxin Free Tour and see the global impact of the actions of individuals in partnership with their community.   Following the 45 min screening, Zen Honeycutt will answer questions with Jeff Cordulack, executive director of CTNOFA. Zen’s new book Unstoppable will be available for $20 and can be signed! Limited Seating, $10 suggested donation to Moms Across America. https://www.newmorn.com/classes-events-mobile/

 

New Morning Market, Woodbury, CT

6:30 pm
to
8:30 pm
           
July 25, 2018  

Pollinate New England co-sponsored by the New England Wild Flower Society and East Haddam Land Trust, E. Haddam, CT. Free, but space is limited. Workshop 1-4 pm, Lecture 6-8:30 pm. http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/pollinate-new-england.html

 

E. Haddam, CT

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July 28, 2018  

Tour of South-Central CT Meadows with Kathy Connolly and Kim Stoner. Save the date! Details and a link to register will be posted on the Pollinator Information page of CT Agricultural Experiment Station website. http://www.ct.gov/caes/pollinators

 

See website

8:30 am
to
2:00 pm

           
July 31, 2018  

Pollinate New England co-sponsored by the New England Wild Flower Society and and The Friends of the Goodwin Forest, Hampton, CT. Free, but space is limited. Workshop 1-4 pm, Lecture 6-8:30 pm. http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/pollinate-new-england.html

 

Hampton, CT

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August 11, 2018  

Butterfly Walk in Redding. Victor DeMasi, lepidopterist and research affiliate for Yale’s Peabody Museum will introduce area butterflies and moths, discuss their food and habitats, and show his remarkable collection. Meet at the corner of Simpaug Turnpike and Route 7, Redding. For reservations, contact DeMasi at victormonarch@yahoo.com or 203-448-0106 (Rain date: Sunday, August 12). For more information and events on the Pollinator Pathway, see this website: www.pollinator-pathway.org

  Corner of Simpaug Turnpike and Route 7, Redding

10:00 am

           
August 4, 2018  

CT NOFA Annual Meeting & Organic Reunion ~ Hosted by Nancy DuBrule at NatureWorks! A fun gathering, NOFA-style ... potluck! Join us when we celebrate Nancy's 40 years in organics and the many successes of the last year. More details to come so tuned here and on CT NOFA's Facebook account!

  Natureworks,
518 Forest Rd,
Northford, CT
4:00 to 7:00 pm
           
August 10
though 12
 

NOFA Summer Conference ~
It's time for the regional organic community from the seven NOFA states – NY, NJ, VT, MA, RI, NH, CT to reunite to feed our souls and learn new tricks of the tratde. This three day event is packed with amazing programs and entertainement for adults and children with an array of opportunities to be nourished by the collective wisdom and knowledge of generations of farmers, gardeners and food activists from all over the country. Discounts honored for all NOFA state members. Check out the workshop and registration details here: nofasummerconference.org

  Hampshire College
Amherst MA
All day Friday - Sunday
           
August 13-16, 2018  

NOFA Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care

Join CT NOFA's Organic Land Care Program for a hands-on organic land care accreditation course. This course is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning how to care for properties without toxic materials. This 30-hour, 4-day course for land care professionals and environmental educators offers a well-rounded curriculum which will cover organic land care principles, practices, design and maintenance. For an example schedule of topics that will be covered, click here. $695 per head. Group discounts and referral discounts available. Scholarships available to Connecticut residents. Apply here!

Tickets: bit.ly/AugustAccreditation

  Common Ground High School, 358 Springside Ave, New Haven, CT 9:00 am
to
5:00 pm
           
Oct 26-28, 2018  

Where Women Gather: A Celebration of Women in Agriculture Conference:
Details: https://semaponline.org/event/where-women-gather-a-celebration-of-women-in-agriculture-conference/

 

Omni Hotel at Yale University College, New Haven, CT

8:00 am
to
5:00 pm
           
November 15-18, 2018  

NOFA Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care

Join CT NOFA's Organic Land Care Program for a hands-on organic land care accreditation course. This course is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning how to care for properties without toxic materials. This 30-hour, 4-day course for land care professionals and environmental educators offers a well-rounded curriculum which will cover organic land care principles, practices, design and maintenance. For an example schedule of topics that will be covered, click here. $695 per head. Group discounts and referral discounts available. Scholarships available to Connecticut residents. Apply here!

Tickets: bit.ly/AugustAccreditation

  East Hartford, CT 9:00 am
to
5:00 pm
           
           
    UCONN Extention Farmer Trainings: https://newfarms.extension.uconn.edu/solidground      
           
   
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project: https://nesfp.org/events
     

CT NOFA
126 Derby Avenue, Derby, CT 06418

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

ctnofa@ctnofa.org