“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.
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The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut, based in Oxford, has received a grant of $32,000 from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund to establish an Organic Lawn Care Certificate Program. The $65,000 program will be operated by Connecticut NOFA’s regional program, the NOFA Organic Land Care Program and will train 100 lawn care providers
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).
New York, NY – Judge Naomi Buchwald’s February 24 decision dismissing the case of Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association et al v. Monsanto was met with great disappointment by organic farmers, seed growers and agricultural organizations, including CT NOFA—and a renewed commitment to fight on. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut NOFA: Organic
Sarah Little has written a science-based introduction to organic landscaping booklet for homeowners. It is published by the NOFA . especially for people new to organic landscaping. You can browse it right here: Download the pdf The online resource links are here. The book is also available for purchase from the NOFA website. Newton Green Decade