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CT's Largest Sustainable Farming and Gardening Conference

For all you gardeners out there! 
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut welcomes gardeners, food lovers, farmers, families, environmentalists, and cooks to our annual celebration of local food, organic farms, and all things sustainable at the 32nd annual Winter Conference on March 1, 2014. This is our largest event of the year which last year attracted 800+ participants passionate about organic farming, food, gardening and land care.
A focus at the 2014 Winter Conference is on beginning farmers who are providing food for Connecticut,and growing farmer support programs and networks. To discuss young farmers, new farmers, and an inclusive approach to the local food system, CT NOFA is delighted to welcome our keynote speaker Frederick L. Kirschenmann, a Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Iowa and President of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, NY.
The 2014 Winter Conference will feature workshops for all levels and interests: farmers can learn how to grow shiitake mushrooms, gardeners about backyard chickens and vegetables, DIY enthusiasts can learn how to make their own wine at home, and activists and organizers can come together to discuss the organic food movement. Teachers include garden instructors, Connecticut’s farmers, chefs, community activists, organic land care professionals and nutritionists. A detailed list of workshops can be seen at www.ctnofa.org.
Attendees can also visit with the Conference’s vendors and exhibitors who will be distributing information and selling delicious local foods, Connecticut crafts and garden tools. Attendees may also enter our raffle for goodies donated by our vendors and help support CT NOFA’s work in 2014. Attendees will also have the opportunity to sample from some of the best farm-to-table restaurants in Connecticut for an additional fee of $15.
The 2014 Winter Conference is on March 1 at Western Connecticut State University at 181 White St, Danbury, CT. Registration is open at www.ctnofa.org or by calling our office at (203) 308-2584. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to save time on the day of the conference, but walk-ins are also welcome. Those interested in being a vendor, sponsor or donor are also encouraged to visit ctnofa.org or call the office.

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