Farm-Based Education Networking At CT NOFA Winter Conference

Farm-based educators in Connecticut will meet at the 29th annual CT NOFA Winter Conference on Saturday, March 5 at Manchester Community College. The event is 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Anyone involved or interested in farm- based education may want to attend the 1:15 to 2 p.m. exchange of contact information, interests and future projects. This will be a first step in developing a Connecticut network of educators. The gathering will be facilitated by volunteers from CT NOFA, Urban Oaks Farm, and the Farm-Based Education Association.

Connecting people to the role of agriculture in our lives means telling lively stories or answering questions with patience. The demand for educational programming on productive farms has grown significantly in the last five years as people are seeking a more sustainable way of life.

Farms come in a variety of sizes and can be on owned or leased, not-for-profit or otherwise, raising a variety of animals and products.

CT NOFA (The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut) 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. This year’s 29th annual conference is open to everyone, with scholarships for the cost of admission available to new and beginning farmers. Visit for fees, workshops and other information; or call (203) 888-5146.