Posts Tagged ‘ 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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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.



NOFA Receives $32K Grantto Support Lawn Care Program

Oct 24th, 2012 | By

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

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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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Connecticut NOFA: Organic Farmers’ Suit Against Monsanto Dismissed

Feb 29th, 2012 | By

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

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Science-based introduction to organic landscaping booklet for homeowners available from NOFA

Jul 25th, 2011 | By

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

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