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CT NOFA Events
NOFA Organic
Land Care Events
Other Regional Events

Date   Event   Location Time
           
July 25, 2018  

Pollinate New England co-sponsored by the New England Wild Flower Society and East Haddam Land Trust, E. Haddam, CT. Free, but space is limited. Workshop 1-4 pm, Lecture 6-8:30 pm. http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/pollinate-new-england.html

 

E. Haddam, CT

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July 28,
2018
  How are my Bees? This workshop will focus on midsummer tasks every beekeeper should have in mind to ensure healthy hives and successful overwintering. To register, contact (845) 352-5020 or visit: http://www.pfeiffercenter.org  
The Pfeiffer Center, 260 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge NY 10977
9:00 am
to
5:00 pm
           
July 28, 2018  

Tour of South-Central CT Meadows with Kathy Connolly and Kim Stoner. Save the date! Details and a link to register will be posted on the Pollinator Information page of CT Agricultural Experiment Station website. http://www.ct.gov/caes/pollinators

 

See website

8:30 am
to
2:00 pm

           
July 31, 2018  

Pollinate New England co-sponsored by the New England Wild Flower Society and and The Friends of the Goodwin Forest, Hampton, CT. Free, but space is limited. Workshop 1-4 pm, Lecture 6-8:30 pm. http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/pollinate-new-england.html

 

Hampton, CT

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August 4, 2018  

CT NOFA Day at NatureWorks Organic Garden Center ~ featuring two garden workshops, potluck, and summertime celebration with the local organic communiy. A fun gathering, NOFA-style! Join us when we celebrate Nancy shares midsummer garden secrets that she's learned over 40 years in the business! FREE workshops & potluck welcome! Share delicious snacks and drinks including herbal iced teas and a sampling of organic wines. Meet other like-minded organic home gardeners, farmers, and landscapers. Treat your kids to fun activities in our organic gardens. Learn from the old timers - all former board members and officers are invited to attend. Workshop at 2:30 pm on " Second Season Organic Veggies" & Organic Garden Walk with Nancy at 3:30 pm. RSVP appreciated. Email Jeff if bringing a potluck dish: ctnofa@ctnofa.org or online. Workshop details and link to RSVP here: https://ctnofa.z2systems.com/np/clients/ctnofa/event.jsp?event=554&

  Natureworks, 518 Forest Rd (Rt 22), Northford, CT 06472

2:00 pm
to
5:00 pm

           
           
August 8, 2018  

Soil Health Workshop:
Join us for a Healthy Soils Workshop focusing on dairy farms. For more info & to register, visit: https://ctrcd.org/healthy-soils-profitable-soils-workshop.

  Oakridge Dairy 33 Jobs Hill Rd, Ellington, CT

9:30 am
to
3:30 pm

           
August 11, 2018  

Butterfly Walk in Redding. Victor DeMasi, lepidopterist and research affiliate for Yale’s Peabody Museum will introduce area butterflies and moths, discuss their food and habitats, and show his remarkable collection. Meet at the corner of Simpaug Turnpike and Route 7, Redding. For reservations, contact DeMasi at victormonarch@yahoo.com or 203-448-0106 (Rain date: Sunday, August 12). For more information and events on the Pollinator Pathway, see this website: www.pollinator-pathway.org

  Corner of Simpaug Turnpike and Route 7, Redding

10:00 am

           
           
August 10
though 12
 

NOFA Summer Conference ~ A gathering of the organic tribes! It's time for the regional organic community from the seven NOFA states – NY, NJ, VT, MA, RI, NH, CT to reunite to feed our souls and learn new tricks of the tratde. This three day event is packed with amazing programs and entertainement for adults and children with an array of opportunities to be nourished by the collective wisdom and knowledge of generations of farmers, gardeners and food activists from all over the country. Discounts honored for all NOFA state members. Check out the workshop and registration details here: nofasummerconference.org

  Hampshire College,
Amherst MA
All day Friday - Sunday
           
August 13-16, 2018  

NOFA Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care:
Join CT NOFA's Organic Land Care Program for a hands-on organic land care accreditation course. This course is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning how to care for properties without toxic materials. This 30-hour, 4-day course for land care professionals and environmental educators offers a well-rounded curriculum which will cover organic land care principles, practices, design and maintenance. For an example schedule of topics that will be covered, click here. $695 per head. Group discounts and referral discounts available. Scholarships available to Connecticut-based professionals. Details: http://organiclandcare.net/accreditation/about-accreditation

  Common Ground High School, 358 Springside Ave, New Haven, CT 9:00 am
to
5:00 pm
           
Aug 17
& Aug 18,
2018
  2-Day Farm Planning and Grazing School with Sarah Flack:August 17: Farm visit, land assessment discussion and business planning. August 18: Creating an understanding of grazing management systems. Friday: Triple S Farm: 875 Horseneck Rd, Dartmouth, MA. Pot-luck following. Saturday: Weatherlow Farms, 845 Sodom Rd, Westport, MA. Lunch provided. Click here to register and learn more.   Darthmouth
& Westport, Mass.
10:00 am
to 5:00 pm
           
Oct 6, 2018  

Tour des Farms Bicycle Ride: Join us on October 6th for this year's Tour des Farms bicycle ride throughout Connecticut's picturesque Northwest Hills. Tour des Farms is designed to raise awareness and funding to implement Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development's agricultural and conservation projects. https://tourdesfarms.org

 

White Memorial Cons. Ctr., 80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759

8:00 am
to
6:00 pm
           
Oct 8-10, 2018  

NOFA Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care:
Join CT NOFA's Organic Land Care Program for a hands-on organic land care accreditation course. This course is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning how to care for properties without toxic materials. This 30-hour, 4-day course for land care professionals and environmental educators offers a well-rounded curriculum which will cover organic land care principles, practices, design and maintenance. For an example schedule of topics that will be covered, click here. $695 per head. Group discounts and referral discounts available. Scholarships available to Connecticut-based professionals. Details: http://organiclandcare.net/accreditation/about-accreditation

  Portland, Maine 8:00 am
to
5:00 pm
           
Oct 26-28, 2018  

Where Women Gather: A Celebration of Women in Agriculture Conference:
Details: https://semaponline.org/event/where-women-gather-a-celebration-of-women-in-agriculture-conference/

 

Omni Hotel at Yale University College, New Haven, CT

8:00 am
to
5:00 pm
           
November 15-18, 2018  

NOFA Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care:
Join CT NOFA's Organic Land Care Program for a hands-on organic land care accreditation course. This course is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning how to care for properties without toxic materials. This 30-hour, 4-day course for land care professionals and environmental educators offers a well-rounded curriculum which will cover organic land care principles, practices, design and maintenance. For an example schedule of topics that will be covered, click here. $695 per head. Group discounts and referral discounts available. Scholarships available to Connecticut-based professionals. Details: http://organiclandcare.net/accreditation/about-accreditation

  East Hartford, CT 8:00 am
to
5:00 pm
           
           
    UCONN Extention Farmer Trainings: https://newfarms.extension.uconn.edu/solidground      
           
   
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project: https://nesfp.org/events
     

CT NOFA
126 Derby Avenue, Derby, CT 06418

phone: (203) 308-2584 • fax: (203) 308-2586

ctnofa@ctnofa.org