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CT NOFA/NOFA Events
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Date   Event   Location Time
 
Ongoing   Natureworks, Northford
Natureworks hosts ongoing workshops and garden walks. Most are free of charge and no registration needed. See website for details.
  Natureworks
518 Forest Road
Northford, CT
see website
           
July 7 - August 15, 2015   UConn Extension Home Food Preservation Workshop
Three series of workshops are offered on different days and in two locations, North Haven and Haddam. Attendance at the first workshop is required to attend any of the remaining workshops in a series. Details and registration here.
  North Haven & Haddam see flyer
           
July 11, 2015   The Secret Lives of Honeybees: Exploring an Active Bee Colony
Join CT NOFA and renowned beekeeper Al Avitabile as we open up the active honeybee hives located in the organic garden at the beautiful Winvian Farm. Participants will have a chance to witness up close the inner-workings of these active colonies while learning about their various components. Details and registration here.
  Winvian
155 Alain White Road
Morris, CT
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
           
July 11 - 12, 2015   Biochar Workshop
Two-day workshop focusing on the art, science, and practical application of biochar, led by Gary Gilmore, a Pennsylvania State Forester who has been working with and refining methods of biochar production for decades. Financial assistance available for farmers; contact Gary Neves for more information at gary@bionutrient.org. Details and registration here.
 

Kittredge Farm
24 Hillsville Rd
North Brookfield, MA

9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day
           
July 11, 2015   Dinosaur Plants
Take a journey millions of years back in time! Forget the reptiles and learn about the plants that covered the earth during the time of the dinosaurs. From the extinct plants we never came to know, to living fossils that still find themselves in our gardens today, we will explore the genre of "Dinosaur Plants". Details and registration here.
  Broken Arrow Nursery
13 Broken Arrow Road
Hamden, CT
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
           
July 12, 2015   Butchering Workshop at Sub Edge Farm
Join Sub Edge Farm for a snout-to-tail pig butchery demonstration, relevant to beginning and experienced participants, especially farmers, restaurateurs and aspiring butchers interested in learning how to break down a pig into cuts that maximize flavor and value. There will be an emphasis on using the offal and all the parts of the animal. Details and registration here.
  Sub Edge Farm
199 Town Farm Road
Farmington, CT
3:00 pm
           
July 16, 2015   CCOF Organic Labeling Webinar
Join the California Certified Organic Farmers Foundation for a webinar on developing product labels for processors that comply with organic standards. Details here.
  webinar 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
           
July 17, 2015   Rodale Institute Annual Field Day
This one-day event will feature dozens of research and demonstration projects on Rodale Institute’s 333-acre farm. Details and registration here.
  Rodale Institute
611 Siegfriedale Rd
Kutztown, PA
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
           
July 23, 2015   Sheep & Goat Parasite Control Workshop and Field Day
The University of Rhode Island is hosting these two workshops. Details here.
  Peckham Farm
1 Peckham Farm Road
Kingston, RI
see flyer
           
August 2, 2015   1st Annual Western CT Farm Crawl
Participating farms will have their doors open and invite you to visit them on the farm. You can try to visit all the farms in one day, or you can pick only the farms of interest to you. Details here.
  See flyer 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
           
August 14 - 16, 2015   NOFA Summer Conference
Details here.
  UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA
see website
           
August 15 & 16, 2015   Shoreline Wine Festival
Come enjoy and help celebrate wines from all over Connecticut.  There is something for everyone. Along with the wines, enjoy fine foods, a beautiful farm orchard, and tasteful music. Hosted and sponsored by CT NOFA member Bishop's Orchards Winery. Tour the winery and attend wine seminars by local experts. Local vendors and artisans. Details here.
  Bishop's Orchards Farm Market & Winery
1355 BostonPost Rd
Guilford, CT
see website
           
August 15, 2015   Fall Hive Preparation
Hands-on sessions in best practices for fall hive management. Details and registration here.
  Massaro Farm
Woodbridge
9:00 am to 10:00 am & 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
           
August 17, 2015   Tomato Tasting & Family Fun
Enjoy an epicurean afternoon while tasting and learning about a variety of fresh heirloom, hybrid and “garden variety” tomatoes. Details and registration here.
  Ambler Farm
257 Hurlbutt St
Wilton, CT
1:00 pm
           
September 12, 2015   Granby Open Farm Day
Experience the variety of agriculture in Granby, with stops that showcase veggie farms, horse farms, orchards, a landscape nursery, and a vineyard, plus a cattle farm and a dairy. Details here.
  see website see website
           
September 17, 2015   5% Day for CT NOFA at Whole Foods   All Connecticut Whole Foods locations  
           
September 19, 2015   Winter Hive Preparation
A walk-through on closing up the hives at the apiary. Details and registration here.
  Massaro Farm
Woodbridge
9:00 am to 10:00 am & 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
           
September 19, 2015   Homesteading Workshop at Henny Penny Farm
Join us for another homesteading tour at Whitney Freeman's Henny Penny Farm in Ridgefield, CT. This workshop/tour will cover a range of topics, from using animals to manage your land to willow weaving, botanical printing, cut flower growing and botanical dyes for fiber. There will be lots of time for questions and walking the property. Details and registration here.
  Henny Penny Farm
Ridgefield, CT
10:00 am to 12:00pm
           
September 19, 2015   Putting the Garden to Bed Learn the steps needed ot successfully transition from the growing season to the garden in winter. Get practical advice that will come in handy in your home landscape. Free; registration recommended. Details here.   White Flower Farm
167 Litchfield Rd
Morris, CT
10:00 am
           
October 3, 2015   Fall Bulb Planting for Spring Beauty
Learn what's new in the world of tulips, daffodils and minor bulbs, and hear about the newest developments from the growing fields in Holland. Free; registrations suggested. Details here.
  White Flower Farm
167 Litchfield Rd
Morris, CT
10:00 am
           

 


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