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CT NOFA to hold Winter Conference: Sustaining Connecticut

By Teresa Mucci, CT NOFA

  JANUARY 21, 2010 --

Sustaining Connecticut: Growing Local, Eating Healthier, Living Smarter.

CT NOFA will hold its 28th Annual Winter Conference in partnership with Manchester Community College's "Team Green," on Saturday, March 6, 2010. CT NOFA (The Northeastern Organic Farm Association of Connecticut) has promoted local organic agriculture through education and advocacy since 1982. Its members are a growing community of farmers, gardeners, land care professionals, businesses and consumers.

The conference is open to anyone. The CT NOFA educational conference will be held at Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The featured keynote speaker will be the celebrated green entrepreneur Michael Shuman, author of The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition. See December 2009 Business Week's mention of Michael Shuman's study on the rising success of the local food movement, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - http://bit.ly/6MgsRy

This year's conference will also offer over thirty sustainable lifestyle workshops for the gardener, cook, farmer and land care professional. Classes ranging from beekeeping, cheese making, hands on bread making, beer brewing thru permaculture.

For all persons interested in local organic food and agriculture. There will be cooking demonstrations such as Organic Home Wine Making, expert panel discussion on Connecticut Organic Food Businesses, Local Vendors and exhibits focusing on food, gardening, farming, sustainable lifestyles and much more.

Child care is free for ages 3-12. Lunch will be the famous NOFA organic potluck. For more info or to register: www.ctnofa.org or 203-888-5146



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