Organic Care of the Land: Health, Ecology and Biodiversity with Bill Duesing

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Bill Duesing, Executive Director of the Connecticut Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (CT NOFA) will share practical knowledge from his 35 years as an organic farmer, author, environmental artist and promoter of organic agriculture and greater local food sufficiency at a workshop, “Organic Care of the Land: Health, Ecology and Biodiversity,” on September 13 , 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, the program will be held at Flanders’ Sugar House at the Van Vleck Farm and Nature Sanctuary on Church Hill Road in Woodbury, CT.

            Duesing’s presentation will include choosing optimum sites and styles, crop rotation, companion planting, soil testing and improvements, preparing the garden for winter and other practical information designed to foster abundant gardens and beautiful landscapes.

            CT NOFA is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the practices of ecologically sound farming and gardening, and to the development of local sustainable agriculture. The organization’s efforts give consumers access to safe and healthy food. CT NOFA’s membership is made up of farmers, gardeners, land care professionals, businesses and consumers who encourage a healthy relationship to the natural world. More information and a complete calendar of events can be found at the organization’s website www.ctnofa.org.

            The cost of the program is $12 for Flanders’ members and $15 for non-members. Due to limited space, advance registration is required. To register, call Flanders at (203) 263-3711 or email flanders@flandersnaturecenter.org



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