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Sites of Interest (below)
& The "NOFA Interstate Council" and its State Chapters

CT NOFA is an member of the NOFA Interstate Council: a collaborative body who meets quaterly to provide a forum for the NOFA chapters to work on advocacy and education projects. To learn about NOFA chapters or the council, click below or here: www.nofa.org

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Click on any of the above logos to learn more about each chapter

NOFA Interstate Council Member Organizations

AJP - Agricultural Justice Project

DFTA - Domestic Fair Trade Association

IFOAM - Internation Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements

NESAWG - Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

NOC - National Organic Coalition

NSAC - National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

 

References to Connecticut-based Policy Projects

CT: The Automatic Pesticide Misting System Ban (passed Spring 2018)

CT: Healthy Soils Bill (introduced March 2018)

CT: The Pollinator Bill (passed in Spring 2016)

 

Other Sites of Interest

 

The NOFA Organic Land Care Program (by CT NOFA)

BuyCTGrown.com: a website to help you find locally grown food and farm products in Connecticut!

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is a grassroots non-profit public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, corporate accountability, and environmental sustainability. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on the views and interests of the nation's estimated ten million organic consumers.

Cornucopia Institute: Seeking economic justice for the family-scale farming community. Through research, advocacy, and economic development our goal is to empower farmers - partnered with consumers - in support of ecologically produced local, organic and authentic food.

Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) works to replace pesticide use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. As one of five PAN Regional Centers worldwide, we link local and international consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups into an international citizens' action network. This network challenges the global proliferation of pesticides, defends basic rights to health and environmental quality, and works to insure the transition to a just and viable society.

Beyond Pesticides works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. The founders, who established Beyond Pesticides as a nonprofit membership organization in 1981, felt that without the existence of such an organized, national network, local, state and national pesticide policy would become, under chemical industry pressure, increasingly unresponsive to public health and environmental concerns.

Protect Our Pollinators is a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization devoted to education and the conservation of pollinators and their habitats. Our mission is to save our endangered pollinators through education and action. We seek to bring awareness of threatened pollinator species, educate on the harmful effects of pesticides, provide safe alternatives to pesticides, encourage planting of native flora and increase pollinator habitat for the benefit of wildlife, and to seek local and state support for protection of pollinators, their habitats, and the environment.

Perfect Earth Project promotes toxin-free lawns and landscapes for the health of people, their pets, and the planet. You organic? Then contact them to sign a pledge and post their "Leaf" symbol to show your neighborhood you are 'on board' with organic ways.

Composting with Red Wriggler Worms by City Farmer, Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture. The great advantage of worm composting is that this can be done indoors and outdoors, thus allowing year round composting. It also provides apartment dwellers with a means of composting. Worm compost is made in a container filled with moistened bedding and redworms. Add your food waste for a period of time, and the worms and micro-organisms will eventually convert the entire contents into rich compost.

Farm Fresh Rhode Island is a non-profit, collaborative effort of Brown University, the RI DEM, and the RI Foundation established in 2004 to link regional food producers with an expanded market. Connecting people with where their food comes from strengthens their understanding of the importance of regional family farms. Regional family farms not only provide us with the freshest food possible, they also contribute to the aesthetic beauty of the region. Encouraging the production and consumption of locally grown foods is an effective way to promote personal and environmental health as well as foster economic and community development.

Organic.org is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating people about the benefits of organic food and other products. They offer recipes, product reviews, tips for an organic lifestyle, and more!

Wholesome Wave - Wholesome Wave fosters strong linkages between local agriculture and under-served communities. Our goal is a more vibrant and equitable food system for all people.

The Farm School: The Farm School is a non-profit educational farm in Western Massachusetts. Their goal is to promote farming - and the teaching of farming - through educational programs for school children and through a year-long practical training program for adults.

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA): While MOFGA's key constituency consists of farmers and gardeners, MOFGA helps food producers of all kinds adopt organic practices. One of the oldest and largest organic organizations in the country, MOFGA has over 4,000 individual, family and business members and possesses extensive education, research and policy experience on a complete range of organic as well as non-organic farming and gardening issues.

National Catholic Rural Life Conference: Founded in 1923, the National Catholic Rural Life Conference has been a witness for hope in rural America for more than 80 years. Throughout these eight decades, the Rural Life Conference has lifted up and affirmed the rural way of life. Over the years, the Catholic Rural Life Conference has clearly stood in favor and support of rural people, family farms and local businesses that promote sustainable community development.

The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), North American organization dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times. We seek to develop self-reliance among all communities in obtaining their food and to create a system of growing, manufacturing, processing, making available, and selling food that is regionally based and grounded in the principles of justice, democracy, and sustainability. CFSC has over 325 member organizations.

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