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Date   Event   Location Time
Looking for a fair? See this list of upcoming fairs in Connecticut!
2014 On-Going Workshops

    Natureworks Talks and Tours   Natureworks
518 Forest Road
Northford, CT
October 4, 2014   UConn Master Composter Program Enroll in a 5-consecutive-Saturday educational program consisting of lectures, workshops and field trips and participate in volunteer outreach activities with the goal of encouraging fellow citizens to recycle food and yard wastes through composting.   Bartlett Arboretum
151 Brookdale Rd
Stamford, CT
see website
October 4, 2014   5th Annual Bulbs for Breast Cancer
Bulb planting workshops, raffles, refreshments. Artist Fair Saturday 9-2, local craftspeople, food truck selling their wares.
518 Forest Road (Rt. 22)
Northford, CT 06472
9:00am to 5:00pm

October 5, 2014

Miranda Vineyard Harvest Festival
Join us for our Annual Harvest Festival. Free with non-perishable food item. Food & craft vendors, music, tasting, grape stomping

Miranda Vineyard
42 Ives Rd Goshen CT

12:00pm to 7:00pm
October 5, 2014   Comstock, Ferre & Co.'s Annual Harvest Festival
Celebrate fall harvest, artistry, and history. Handmade items from area artists, garden speakers, music, food, and kids' activities, and of course, heirloom seeds!
  Comstock Ferre & Co.
263 Main Street
Wethersfield, CT
10:00am to 4:00pm
October 5, 2014   Extension Turns 100! Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Extension with UConn at their Open House. Educational exhibits, speakers, scavenger hunts, baby chicks, UConn's Dairy Bar ice cream, and more.   Windham County Ext. Center
139 Wolf Den Road
Brooklyn, CT
9:00am to 3:00pm
October 7, 2014   Taking Pleasure in the Passage of Time: An Evening with David Harber World-renowned artist David Harber will present a lecture on the evolution of scientific instrument to garden sculpture, especially the development of sundials, their timeless appeal, and how they have evolved into the stunning and breath taking creations that he now designs. Presented by APLDCT   Garden Educ. Center
130 Bible Street
Cos Cob, CT
6:30pm to 8:00pm
October 11, 2014   Worm Day! Come hear the experts speak on local and invasive earthworms, learn about vermicomposting (worm farming) and make your own worm bin (bring bin materials - info and worms will be provided). Seating limited. $5 fee.  

Middlesex Extenision Center 1066 Saybrook Road
Haddam, CT 06438

see website

October 11-12, 2014

Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival


Bethlehem Fairgrounds
304 Main St. North (Route 61)
Bethlehem, CT 06751

see website
October 18, 2014
Rain date 10/19/14
  Suburban Homesteading and Apple Tasting   Wallingford, CT 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
October 18, 2014   Pickles and Preserves
In the Millstone kitchen, farmer Annie Farrell will make pickles and preserves for wonderful winter eating.
  Millstone Farm
180 Millstone Road
Wilton, CT
10:00am to 1:00pm
October 18, 2014  

Meadows Large or Small for the Home & Community Landscape
Fall is a great time to plant meadows. This two-hour discussionwill help demystify these ecologically valuable spaces and outline planting approaches. Learn what a meadow is, why native species are important, and what steps you can take right now to start planting a meadow.

16 Meriden Road Rockfall, CT
10:00am to 12:00pm
October 20, 2014   Agricultural Poisons: Agrotoxins, Food & Health A free, informative slide presentation about the impact of agrotoxins on the environment and human health. Presentation by Betsy Glassman - educator, environmental researcher, and writer. Contact: wordpix@optonline.net  

Litchfield Comm. Center
Rt. 202 West Litchfield, CT

October 27, 2014  

Westford Hill Distillers, New England’s first craft distiller, and Slow Food Shoreline will host a celebration to mark New England Aged Apple Brandy’s inclusion in Slow Food’s Ark of Taste.  The celebration will feature a tour of Westford Hill Distillers fermentation and distillation operation, and a one-mile guided woods walk on the historic property to the site of the Smuggler’s Tree where spirits were produced in the 1700s.  The event will conclude with a cocktail tasting with hors d’oeuvres.

  Westford Hill Distillers
196 Chatey Road
Ashford, CT 06278
1:00pm to 4:30pm
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
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


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