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 season extension.

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.

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