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Date   Event   Location Time
2014 On-Going Workshops

    Natureworks Talks and Tours   Natureworks
518 Forest Road
Northford, CT
October 31, 2014   New London County Farm Tour Everyone is welcome to view recent projects at two farms, Hellgate Farm and Charlyn Farm. Lunch at cost in the new haybarn at Charlyn Farm. For more info contact the UConn Cooperative Extension at 860-774-9600  

Hellgate Farm
124 Miller Road
Preston, CT

Charlyn Farm
Old Jewett City Road, Preston

10:30am to 12:00pm
November 1, 2014   Edible Forest Gardening: Living Sustainably in the City
Jonathan Bates, owner of Food Forest Farm, and contributing author of the book, Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City, will show you how he transformed a blighted urban yard into an edible paradise. By using permaculture design, he has created both beauty and abundance, meeting   human needs while improving ecosystem health. Free; donations appreciated. Reservations at 203-387-7474 or mariatupper@gmail.com
  Barnard Environmental Studies School
170 Derby Ave
New Haven, CT
7:00pm to 9:00pm
November 2, 2014   Extending the Season: Backyard Bioshelters for Fruit, Fish, & Fun
Forget the cold. Learn how to bring the sub-tropics to New England! Jonathan Bates, owner of Food Forest Farm, will share his story of building a bioshelter that produces year-round food incorporating whole ecologies into the design. All inside a building made with recycled materials, and powered by the sun. Free; donations appreciated. Reservations at 203-387-7474 or mariatupper@gmail.com
  New Haven Friends Meeting House
225 East Grand Avenue
New Haven, CT
4:30pm to 6:30pm
November 5, 2014   Grazing Farm Tour
Come listen to USDA-NRCS National Grazing Specialist Kevin Ogles, National Agronomist Steve Woodruff, CT Grazing Specialist Bill Purcell, and Feed Commodities Nutritionist Karl Norris as they give a pasture tour; discuss grazing efficiency, extending the grazing season, forage analysis, prescribed grazing systems, and plant identification. Please RSVP to Bill Purcell by November 3rd at 860-779-0557 ext 100 or william.purcell@ct.usda.gov. For a reasonable accommodation please contact Raymond Covino by October 30th at 860-779-0557 ext 102.
  Brush Hill Dairy
87 Brush Hill Road
Bozrah, CT 06334
3:00pm to 5:00 pm
November 7, 2014   Contra Dance
The ancient art of the barn-dance was the farmer’s social networking opportunity. On November 7th, gather with New Haven Farms to celebrate the harvest and support the modern-day small farms movement.
  Whitneyville Community Center
1253 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
7:00pm to 10:00pm
November 13, 2014   Open House at the NEMP Facility
New England Meat Packing (formerly Brothers Quality) and the Connecticut RC&D Council would like to invite you to attend an Open House at the NEMP to see their facility and new processing room and discuss the possibilities for continued partnership and improvement of access to Connecticut-produced meat. For more info contact John Guszkowski at 860-928-7848 or jpg@cmea.co
  30 Furnace Hollow Road Stafford Springs, CT 10:00am to 12:00pm
November 13, 2014   Hartford Food System Fall Cooking Class
Learn the fundamental cooking skills for preparing a fresh, delicious and healthy meal. Space is limited. Register online. 100% of proceeds supports Hartford Food System.
  First Church of Christ, Congreg.
2183 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT
6:30pm to 9:00pm
November 15 & 16, 2014   Top Bar Hive Beekeeping Class
Weekend intensive natural beekeeping class taught by Christy Hemenway, author of The Thinking Beekeeper. Details and registration here.
  Woodstock Volunteer Fire Association
399 CT Rt 169
S. Woodstock, CT
8:30am to 4:30pm
November 20, 2014   UConn Extension Home Food Preservation Workshop - Fermentation Fermentation is one of the oldest methods of food preservation.  All over the world it is used for the creation and preservation of food, including beer, wine, sauerkraut, kimchi, sour pickles, grains, yogurt, etc.   Pre-registration is required and participation is limited to 20 people, so please register early. Contact Diane Hirsch at 203-407-3163 or diane.hirsch@uconn.edu for additional information.   New Haven Cty Extension Center
305 Skiff Street
North Haven, CT
December 3, 2014   NOFA OLC Annual Gathering   HillsPoint Hotel, Windsor Locks, CT TBA
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 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 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


126 Derby Avenue, Derby, CT 06418

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