Get Down, Naturally
A sustainability conference is open to all
Organic food lovers, take note.
The Northeastern Organic Farm Association of Connecticut will hold its 28th annual winter conference in partnership with Manchester Community College’s “Team Green,” on Saturday, March 6. NOFA 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.
It will be held at Manchester Community College from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. This year’s theme “Sustaining Connecticut: Growing Local, Eating Healthier, Living Smarter,” though long, should be quite popular. The keynote speaker will be the celebrated green activist and entrepreneur Michael Shuman, author of The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition. Shuman has written for such periodicals as the New York Times, Washington Post, The Nation, The Weekly Standard, and Parade.
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, and beer brewing. 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, and sustainable lifestyles. Child care is free for ages 3-12. Lunch will be the famous NOFA organic potluck.
For more info or to register: ctnofa.org, or 203-888-5146.