2008 On Farm Workshop - Winter Growing
Winter Growing Workshop at Tobacco Road Farm
Location: 373 Tobacco Street, Lebanon, CT, 2 to 4 PM
Extend cash flow through the winter and avoid insect pests with low cost, low input
Bryan O’Hara of Tobacco Road Farm in Lebanon will demonstrate how he continues to market
leafy greens and root vegetables through the winter and spring with unheated high
tunnels, simple low tunnels of wire and plastic, and a good root cellar.
Entomologist Dr. Kim Stoner from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, who has
worked on insect management issues with Bryan, will be there to discuss how extended
season growing avoids insect pests and how Bryan works with his crops to encourage
beneficial insects and avoid pest problems during the season.
This workshop will be held on Sunday afternoon October 26, from 2 to 4 PM at the farm in
Lebanon. Preregistration is required and the workshop is limited to 30 people. To
register, send $20 for each NOFA member or $30 for each non-member to CT NOFA, Box 164,
Stevenson, CT 06491. A printer-friendly form is available here.
CT NOFA is the Connecticut chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. CT NOFA
is a growing community of farmers, gardeners, land care professionals and consumers and
has been educating and advocating for a local and organic food system for over 25 years. Call 203 888-5146 for more information.