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Mid-March 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.]
Winter Conference Update


With a record 408 registered attendees at this year's 28th Annual Winter Conference, we had a wonderful crowd of around 600 at Manchester Community College on March 6th. We'd like to thank Manchester Community College and all the volunteers, vendors, sponsors, presenters and raffle donors for making this our best conference yet. 

Thanks to everyone who sent in or dropped off an evaluation form.  If you attended and didn't get a chance to fill one out, please take a minute to let us know what you thought and how we can improve things for next year's conference.  Click here to print a copy.


We'll be back on schedule for the April Gleanings eNewsletter - with our guest columnists, new business member profiles and other regular features. Happy Spring!


In This Issue
Conference pictures
Upcoming events
Community Board
Supporter Thanks
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links

Lots of new faces finding their way around Manchester Community College
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Wayne Young from High Hill Orchard in Meriden, CT
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Nancy DuBrule-Clemente of Natureworks in Northford, CT was one of the many vendors
there for the day
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The auditorium was packed to hear keynote speaker
Michael Shuman
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Other local and regional events are now maintained on our website.  If you have an event you'd like to add, send it along to the office.

Upcoming Events
Speak Up for Agriculture Day - Thursday, March 18th at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
Help keep agriculture in Connecticut! CT NOFA will have a table at Ag Day, pass out our literature and serve salad made with certified organic greens. This is a good opportunity to participate in the CT Ag Community. If you are interested in attending let us know or just show up.  If you'd like to talk to
a legislator, it doesn't hurt to make an appointment. Details>

Bill Duesing has several talks coming up:

Tuesday, 3/16, Woodbury, CT: How "green" is your lawn?, 7:00PM-8:45PM. More>
Monday, 3/22, Milford Library, Root Cellars. More>
Thursday, 3/25, Organic gardening, New Morning Store, Woodbury, CT More>
Community Board

Positions Available - New Pond Farm Education Center, West Redding CT
Internships for college students interested in sustainable agriculture and organic gardening and Assistant Farm Manager.  Please contact Exec. Director Ann Taylor for details ann@newpondfarm.org or 203-938-2117.
Thanks to our supporters

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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,
Deb Legge
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