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April 2008-Earth Day Events and More
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This extra eNews lists the many upcoming Earth Day events for which we've received notices - if you are planning on attending any events and wish to help distribute CT NOFA materials, please call the office at 203-888-5146.  It also contains a few other events/notices received in the last week.

Volunteers wanted - help plan and hold on-farm workshops.  Possible topics include CSA's and greenhouse management.  Call the office to offer your farm, expertise or helping hands.  Thanks!

Do you have seedlings for sale?  We've been receiving calls looking for organic vegetable seedlings.  If you have them for sale at your farm, farm stand or farmers' market, please let us know and we'll post a list on the website.

Vegetable waste for composting - clean, sorted vegetable waste for composting is available from Food Share.  Available year-round in aproximately 1000# totes, it can be picked up at the Regional Market in Hartford.  Call Steve Slipchinsky at 860-286-9999 x 134 for more details.



Recent Additions to Upcoming Events

Beekeeping Event & Farmers Market at Whole Foods Westport
- Sunday, April 27th, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Our event called "Hometown Honey" will feature taste of honey from local apiaries.  Jim Clinton of Farm River Honey will be giving a workshop on Basic Beekeeping at 1:00 PM in our Discovery Room.  Also participating at our event will be the Global Affairs Club of Staples High School - Westport who will be selling local honey provided by Red Bee Honey (Wilton) to support their fund raising efforts for Heifer International. They will be providing information about the latest phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder. Limited seating: please call to reserve 203-227-6858.  Also seeking vendors for a Monday Farmers Market - call Carolyn Falco at the same phone number for more information.

"Green" Flea Market - opening Saturday, April 26, 2008 in Bethlehem, Connecticut. This is being promoted as a "Green" Market and food vendors are encouraged to sell non GMO's and organic foods. Visit their website for more information.

 Fitchburg Art Museum exhibit "Art in Bloom" - April 25 - 27, 2008 in Fitchburg, MA.  Events include a presentation on organic gardening and design by NOFA's own Donald Bishop;  as well as a talk on mushroom foraging; and 5 more speakers, encompassing a variety of subjects.  We are inviting  interested people to digitally submit photos of  garden vistas, garden sculpture, floral compositions, etc, to be shown as a slideshow - loop during the 3 day event. (no people or pets, please ). E-mail photographs to  Check here for details.

Old Style Life Skills Workshops - April 12, 10:30-1:30, "Get Your Goat" involves visiting Rachel Gall and her backyard goats in Cornwall Bridge, CT. Discussion will include care, feeding, fencing, and how to get started. Cost is $35/family. Bring a dish to share for a pot-luck lunch and be prepared for a real hands-on experience. Please pre-register or call 860-672-0229.  Other upcoming workshops are held every month and keeping a family cow and chickens, weed walks, and more.  Visit their website for more.

The New Canaan Nature Center is excited to announce a new partnership with the New England Wildflower Society. Please check our website often for new NEWFS classes being offered.  Also, we are celebrating Earth Day with Recyclefest '08 - please visit our website for details.


 Earth Day Events

4/18/08, Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven, CT, 10:30 to 2:30 pm, info

4/19/08, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic, CT, 10 to 3, info

4/19/08 (rain date 4/20/08), Earth Day-Community Day, CT College, New London, CT, 11 to 4, info

4/19/08 & 4/20/08, Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport, CT, 12 to 3, info

4/20/08, Earthstock Celebration, Conservation Commision, Plainville, CT, 10 to 4,  info

4/22/08, Earth Day Spring Fling, Local Routes & EcoHusky, Uconn-Storrs, 11 to 2, info

4/22/08, Earth Day Ecofest, KLHT, Stamford, CT, 10 to 2, info

4/22/08, CCSU, New Britain, CT, 11 to 2, info

4/22/08, Environment Fair, Housatonic CC, Bridgeport, CT, 11 to 2, info

4/22/2008 & 4/23/08, Sustainability Fair, QVCC, Danielson, CT, 11 to 7,  info

4/26/08, Glastonbury Audubon, Glastonbury, CT, 10 to 3, info

4/26/08, Town of Hamden, Hamden, CT, 10 to 3, info

4/26/08, Ansonia Nature Center, Ansonia, CT, info

5/10/08, Feet to the Fire Festival, Weslyan, Middletown, CT, 12 to 5, info

5/10/08, Town of Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, 9:30 to 3, info

6/1/08, Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Naugatuck, CT, 12 to 4, info

7/20/2008 & 7/27/08, EcoFestival, ARTFARM, Middletown, CT, 4 to 6:45, info

If you have any stories, articles or suggestions for this  newsletter, please let us know!
Deb Legge
PO Box 164
Stevenson, Connecticut 06491
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