Posts Tagged ‘ organic ’

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

Oct 30th, 2013 | By

  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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Naturally Grown: An alternative label to organic

Aug 18th, 2013 | By

Started by a group of organic farmers in New York’s mid-Hudson Valley as a backlash against federal takeover of the organic program in 2002, Certified Naturally Grown has expanded over the past decade to include more than 700 farms in 47 states including Connecticut, executive director Alice Varon said. For more on this story, visit:

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Reasons to Buy Organic: Let Us Count the Ways. Scientist refutes Stanford analysis | The Equation

Sep 14th, 2012 | By

As a scientist, scientist Margaret Mellon was pleased to see a major meta-analysis (a study of studies) on the nutritional and safety aspects of organic food, but she found the interpretation by the authors of the study and news media disconcerting—and surprising. The Stanford analysis confirmed that in comparison with conventional food, organic food has

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Organic farmers hope for boost with rivals’ labels

Apr 22nd, 2012 | By

Robert Burns, an organic farmer in eastern Connecticut, is candid in describing his business interest in state legislation requiring that genetically modified food be labeled. “If you’re an organic producer now, you should get ready for an increase in sales,” said the grower of lettuce, mung beans, red winter wheat berries and other vegetables. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story from Stephen Singer of The Associated Press in Hartford, Conn.

Applications for NRCS Organic Initiative Due March 30

Mar 4th, 2012 | By

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2012 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds potential applicants to contact their local NRCS office soon to find out if they are eligible for the agency’s Organic Initiative. Applications for this second ranking period of 2012 are due at NRCS offices by close of business on March 30, 2012. The

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New and transitioning organic farming conference Jan. 28, Middletown, CT

Dec 20th, 2011 | By

Register today for our Getting Started in Organic Farming Conference to be held Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the CT Forests and Parks Association in Middletown, CT. The Getting Started in Organic Farming Conference draws both beginning farmers who choose to farm organically and established farmers who are converting their operations to organic.

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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