Organic Conference in Manchester, CT, March 5, 2011

There is still time to register for the CT NOFA Winter Conference on March 5, 2011 at Manchester Community College in Manchester, Connecticut.

Visit for more information and to register on line.
Shannon Hayes talks about Real Cows in a Parallel Universe.
There are special tracks of workshops on Winter Food for farmers and consumers, and of workshops for Beginning Farmers.
New Farmers and Farm Based Educators will gather and network during lunch.
Lots of great workshops

Access To Land For Beginning Farmers – Erica Fearn, Land for Good
Beekeeping Basics – C. Marina Marchese, Red Bee Apiary
Building High Tunnels – Selection, Construction & Operation – John Bartok,
Canning – Wyatt Whiteman, 1760 Farm House, LLC
Cohousing – A More Sustainable Way of Life – Dr. Kimberly Stoner & Marie Pulito
Conservation Practices on Small Farms – Joyce Purcell, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
Crop Tree Management in Farm Woodlots – Jeffrey Ward, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Cultivating Connections: Engaging Youth into the Food System – Jessica Cartagena, FRESH New London
Cultivating the Campus—Raising Crops and Consciousness – Daniel MacPhee, Yale Sustainable Food Project
Deer Fencing for Large and Small Farms – Robert J. Durgy,
Ecological Farming and Gardening at the Water’s Edge – Keith Zaltzberg, Regenerative Design Group
Farming for the Bottom Line – Dina Brewster, The Hickories
“Good Food,  The Best Medicine” – Leigh H. White, Natural Family Health, LLC/East/ West Healing Arts Center
Growing Nuts in Connecticut – Dr. Sandra Anagnostakis, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Growing Winter Greens in a Cold Greenhouse and Frames – Alan Gorkin, Lake Avenue Farm
How We Grow Garlic at Wayne’s Organic Garden – Wayne Hansen, Wayne’s Organic Garden
Maintaining Soil Health on Organic Farms and Gardens – Bryan O’Hara & Paul Bucciaglia, Tobacco Road Farm & Fort Hill Farm
Making Mead and Wines from Non-Grapes at Home – John J. Kriz
Million Dollar Marketing on a Shoestring Budget – Winter Caplanson, Sleepy Moon Soaps
My First Year Using a Heated Greenhouse – Wayne Hansen, Wayne’s Organic Garden
PA 490 CT’s Land Use Value Assessment Law – Joan Nichols, Connecticut Farm Bureau Association
Producing Local Natural Meat for Consumers a Tri-State SARE program – Michael Keilty, Maple Spring Farm
Quick Pickles: Make ‘em today, eat ‘em tomorrow! – Jane Maher
Raising Dairy Goats and Making Cheese – Paul Trubey, Beltane Farm
Reduced Tillage for Increased Soil Tilth – Tom Morris, UConn Plant Science Dept.
Small Acre Wheat Growing – Andrew D’Appollonio, Still River Farm
Tender, Delicious Grassfed Beef – Shannon Hayes, Sap Bush Hollow Farm
The 10 Least Wanted: Vegetable Pests and What to Do About Them – Robert J. Durgy
The Biodiverse Gardener: A Conversation Exploring Diversity,Veganism and Growing Your Own Food – Carl A.  Salsedo, Department of Extension UConn
Winter Farming with Seeds – For Ultimate Nutrition – Robert Burns, Aiki Farms
Winter Vegetable Gardening – Bryan O’Hara, Tobacco Road Farm
Worm Composting Simplified – Nicholas Mancini, Organic Gardening Simplified


Hope to see you there.

Best regards,
Bill Duesing
Executive Director
Cultivating an Organic Connecticut
203 888-5146
203 888-9280, fax

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