Gleanings eNewsletter
August 2010

GLEANINGS: n. 1. That which has been acquired by gleaning. 2. The monthly eNewsletter of CT NOFA. [Glean:v. 1. to gather relevant information or material by patient effort, bit by bit; to find out. 2. to gather grain or other produce (often: left by reapers); to harvest.]

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In this issue:
From the Editor
Community Board
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From the Editor

I'm thinking this is the Summer-Lite version our eNewsletter - OK, so that's dreadful, but here at the office we're just back from vacation, or catching up or swimming through the five events we have scheduled for this week. So this is the short version, just with upcoming events and we'll be back to the regular features next month.

Best to All,
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Plant Science Day - Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Lockwood Farm, 890 Evergreen Avenue, Hamden, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Stop by and say hello to Bill Duesing!

NOFA OLC logoCT NOFA City Farm & Garden Tour- August 7, 2010, New Haven, CT, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
We are featuring nineteen locations throughout New Haven that feature farms & gardens, with a particular emphasis on vegetable gardens, edibles in the landscape, city poultry, and other aspects of agriculture found in New Haven. Tickets are available on August 7th at the CitySeed Wooster Square farmers market, starting at 9:00 am.

Young gardeners at the Diabetes Prevention Garden, co-sponsored by the Fair Haven Community Center's Diabetes Prevention Program and Chabaso Bakery.

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NOFA Summer Conference
- August 13 to 15, 2010, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Check out the site for exhibit/advertising opportunities and complete workshop listings and other details.

NOFA/Mass Fall Bulk Order -
The NOFA/Mass fall bulk order is now open and the deadline is August 15, 2010.
Save money on your fall mineral amendments and fertilizers, cover crop seeds, Vermont Compost in 50# bags & 2 yard slings, and BPA-free small and wide mouth canning lids while supporting NOFA. Bulk loads of High Calcium lime will also be available though local distributor Allyndale Lime Company. Download the order form here. Contact Cathleen O'Keefe, bulkorder@nofamass.org, (413) 584-6786 with any questions. Happy Ordering.

On-Farm Workshop: Starting & Running a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
Monday, August 23, 2010
5:00 to 8:00 pm at The Hickories in Ridgefield, CT

On-Farm Workshop: Incubator Farm Project
Monday, August 30, 2010
5:00 to 8:00 pm at The Community Farm of Simsbury, Simsbury, CT

Taste! Organic Connecticut
- September 19, 2010, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT. 10th Anniversary - join us for the best celebration ever! Vendor spaces available; email us for details.

The NOFA Organic Land Care Program has several upcoming workshops, including the NOFA Organic Lawn & Turf Course on August 5, 2010 and additional advanced workshops for Accredited Professionals and other landscape professionals. Click here for more information.
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Community Board

Classifieds and Community Board notices are now maintained on our website.  If you have a notice you'd like to add, send it along to the office.

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Thanks to our Sponsors:

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Let us know what you think of the expanded format. We'd like to add additional member profiles and other news of interest. If you have any stories, articles, notices or suggestions for this newsletter, please send them along.

Many thanks,

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