Notes & Reminders
Raw milk legislation update: A hearing has been scheduled for Monday, Feb 9th at 10am in Room 1E of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford More>
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Windsor High School, Windsor, CT
8:30am to 4:45pm
Early bird registration ends February 7th. Register now and save $5.00!
Join the conference to hear from two urban
agriculture pioneers, Ian Marvey and Dan Ross, to learn more about what is going on in our state and how
you can become involved!
conference will also feature a track of workshops focusing on strategies to close
Connecticut's food gap with urban agriculture, small farms and gardens. There will be a panel discussion on urban
food systems, a workshop on exciting urban gardening initiatives, and a panel
of young farmers who hope to dispel some myths about farming in Connecticut and
reach a growing audience of young first-time farmers.
Other sessions during this conference will
address "Edibles in the Landscape", "Is A Commercial Kitchen For You?", "Soil
Compaction", and "City Chickens" to name a few.
For those interested in raising and preparing their own food there are
workshops on bread making by Bantam Bread and cooking with winter vegetables by
Jonathan Rapp. For those more interested
in sustainable living there are workshops on global warming solutions and
making soaps and body butters with local ingredients.
Come out and join us!
The 2009 NOFA/MassBulk Order deadline is February 8th. Online ordering is unavailable this year, so orders do have to be mailed in. You can print forms from the NOFA/Mass site, or call the office at 203-888-5146 to have one mailed to you.