CT NOFA Offers Second Greenhouse Growing Workshop in West Granby, CT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: RJ Mercede; robert@ctnofa.org CT NOFA Offers Second Organic Greenhouse Growing Workshop in West Granby, Connecticut West Granby, CT - Due to overwhelming interest, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (CT NOFA) will be hosting an additional Greenhouse Growing Workshop on Monday, April 25, 2011. The workshop will be held at Holcomb Farm CSA in West Granby, CT from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. This workshop is open to anyone interestedin learning more about greenhouse growing, and will be taught by John W. Bartok, Jr. Mr. Bartok is an Agricultural Engineer and UCONN Extension Professor Emeritus. He will address greenhouse design and ways to improve greenhouse efficiency and function.

Holcomb Farm CSA is a community farm dedicated to responsible agriculture, healthy communities, and real food. It is located at 111 Simsbury Road in West Granby, CT. The farm utilizes several greenhouses of varying designs for a variety of crop production, including a 93'x220' three bay, three season structure. Cost of the workshop is $10 for CT NOFA members and $15 for non-members. CT NOFA recently held another Greenhouse Growing Workshop at Wayne?s Organic Garden in Oneco, CT which sold out in advance to 45 registrants. Attendance is limited, so please preregister by calling the office at 203-888-5146 or online at www.ctnofa.org. This workshop is supported by a Specialty Crop Grant from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture focusing on Winter Food. CT NOFA is a growing community of organic farmers, gardeners, land care professionals, businesses and consumers. Since 1982, CT NOFA has been an independent non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the practices of ecologically sound farming and gardening, and to the development of local sustainable agriculture. RJ Mercede Event and Outreach Coordinator CT NOFA www.ctnofa.org www.organiclandcare.net

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