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CT Gardener Magazine highlights Ecotype Project

The Ecotype Project is delighted to be included in the May/June 2021 publication of Connecticut Gardener magazine whose tagline is “because gardeners never stop learning.” Throughout our journey on this seed literacy project, we have consistently gained new insight into how we can efficiently support the amplification of native seed in our ecoregion of the […]

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Announcing Farmer Circles: A joint initiative between NOFA,NCTFA, and UCONN Extension

CT NOFA is teaming up with the New CT Farmers Alliance (NCTFA) and Solid Ground 2  (UCONN Extension) to announce a new learning opportunity for beginner and advanced beginner farmers beginning in January, 2021. Farmer Circles are peer-to-peer learning communities for farmers interested in sharing obstacles and strategies in a small, semi-structured, supportive environment. Each […]

Improving Pollinator Habitat at Home: A Two-Part Online Event

NOFA MASS brings us this timely 2 part Online learning opportunity featuring pollinators: Do you want to create a garden that is inviting, and nourishing, for people, and pollinators alike?  In this workshop with Dan Jaffe, co-author of Native Plants for New England Gardens and longtime ecological horticulturist, we will focus on successful methods for […]

For Farmers: 2 Masks Available per Employee

The State of CT and the Connecticut Business Association are preparing to distribute free face masks to essential small businesses (farms!) that have fewer than 50 employees.  The masks should be distributed in the coming week by the municipality in which the business is located. Click here to apply for this 2 masks each for […]

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Winter Seed Saving for Kids

Sefra Alexandra, from CT NOFA’s Ecotype Project, taught the basics of seed exploration/seed hunting with the February kids camp at Wakeman Town Farm. After discovering seeds in our everyday foods, the group went on a walk through the pollinator garden, discussing the importance of native plants to bugs and how to save/ clean/ broadcast seed […]