Monday, December 30, 2013

In Connecticut, demand for local food outstrips supply

The state of Connecticut is experiencing an upsurge in interest in sustainable food for colleges, public and private schools, and hospitals.  There is now a shortage of locally-grown organic food.

The Connecticut chapter of the Northeast Organic Farmers' Association (CT-NOFA) is sponsoring a conference entitled "Getting Started in Organic Farming" to be held Saturday, January 18, 2014, at Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.  Also, the CT-NOFA Winter Conference will be Saturday, March 1, at Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT.  Registration information for both events can be found at the CT-NOFA website:  CT-NOFA was founded in 1982.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Fairfield County drivers choosing public transport over driving

GreenwichTime: "A new study published this week by the public-interest organization ConnPIRG finds that people across America's largest urbanized areas are driving much less than before, and Fairfield County is no different."

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