Posts Tagged ‘ CT NOFA ’

Connecticut’s Largest Sustainable Food and Agriculture Conference on March 1

Jan 27th, 2014 | By

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut welcomes gardeners, food lovers, farmers, families, environmentalists, and cooks to its annual celebration of local food and organic farms, the Winter Conference on March 1, 2014. The Winter Conference attracted 800 of the state’s local food enthusiasts in 2013, and the 32nd Winter Conference in 2014 is expected

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GMO Report and CT NOFA’s Successes, by Bill Duesing

Jan 5th, 2014 | By
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Connecticut is the first state in the nation to have a law requiring labeling of GMOs. The first state! That “Still Revolutionary” slogan is apt. This success made a number of top ten lists in the food world.

CT NOFA was an important partner in making that happen.

CT Environmental Headlines supports CT NOFA’s efforts. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story and more from former CT NOFA Executive Director Bill Duesing.



Organic Agriculture and Thinking in three parts, By Bill Duesing, Organic Advocate

Oct 30th, 2013 | By
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  How do we work with Nature? Left to her own devices, Nature moves in four directions. 1. Toward more organic matter. 2. Toward greater biodiversity 3. Toward greater structural complexity, and 4. Toward greater metabolic stability. All of these are important parts of organic thinking and methods. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut

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Same mission, new director at CT NOFA

Jun 4th, 2013 | By
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Eileen Hochberg takes the reins at CT NOFA. Bill Duesing, CT NOFA’s previous long-standing executive director, is still actively involved in the cause. as organic advocate for the organization. Click on this Environmental Headlines for more on this story.



A public forum with state legislators and advocates for the labeling of foods containing Genetically Modified Organisms took place in Ledyard Tuesday

Apr 8th, 2013 | By

A public forum with state legislators and advocates for the labeling of foods containing Genetically Modified Organisms took place Tuesday. Panelists included from left, Bill Duesing, Ian Skoggard, state Sen. Cathy Osten, former congressman Rob Simmons and state Rep. Tim Bowles. Click on this Environmental Headline for more from the Ledyard Patch!



Statewide Coalition Calls on Connecticut Legislature to Support GMO Food Labeling

Feb 8th, 2013 | By
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“Genetically engineered foods have lead to a major consolidation of agribusiness in our country,” said Bill Duesing, a Connecticut farmer of over 35 years, “which leaves family farmers like myself at the mercy of just a couple giant companies like Monsanto that control the whole food system. Connecticut farmers are being pushed out.” Deusing is executive director of CT NOFA, an organization dedicated to strengthening the practices of ecologically sound farming and gardening.



HMI’s Connecticut Beginning Women Farmer 2012 Program Graduation

May 23rd, 2012 | By

Twelve women who enrolled in Holistic Management International’s Connecticut’s Beginning Women Farmer program graduated from the training program at their final class at the Community Farm of Simsbury on May 12. The Connecticut Beginning Women Farmer Program is administered by Holistic Management International in partnership with the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (CT NOFA).

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A letter to CT NOFA folks from a farmer

Mar 18th, 2012 | By

Dear CT NOFA folks: I’m writing as a CT resident, though our NOFA membership is in NY, where our family farm is. Sorry to be focusing on this issue late, after the public hearing; just finished a major project at work. It is [sic] too late to make a difference with an op ed for

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GMO bill progresses: A note from Bill Duesing of CT NOFA

Feb 17th, 2012 | By

Friends, Things are moving rapidly with the GMO labeling bill in Connecticut. It was submitted and given a number yesterday. HB 5117. The links below are to the bill history page (1), the bill itself (2)and the hearing agenda(3). The hearing is scheduled for February 22, at 11:00 am in LOB room 1C. That is

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Roy introducing legislation to label GMOs | CT NOFA

Dec 27th, 2011 | By

CT NOFA is supporting this effort, as is so far, The Ledgelight Health district and the United Church of Christ. The CT League of Conservation Voters will support it as soon as we have a bill to show them. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.



Local Environmental Groups To Be Thankful For This Holiday

Nov 29th, 2010 | By

Nobody knows how many environmental organizations there are in Connecticut, but there are a lot, and the vast majority of them don’t get the attention and recognition they deserve. Here are a few under-appreciated environmental groups to be thankful for this holiday.



CT NOFA launching New Connecticut Farmer program

Nov 21st, 2010 | By

To help bring new farmers to the fields, CT NOFA is launching its New Connecticut Farmer program, supported in part by a USDA Beginning Farmer grant in collaboration with NOFA NY and other NOFA chapters. Read more about this initiative from Bill Deusing inside.