The New CT Farmer Alliance hosts monthly farm tours; if you can’t make this one, check out the next!
Take advantage, Connecticut greenhorns!
Saturday, July 19, 2014
9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Winvian, Morris, CT
This summer’s gathering is a high-energy, interactive and fun, yet serious educational event targeted at the grassroots, with an in-depth single focus on the fusion of food, sustainable agriculture and related issues with a call to action. Our goal is to help a broad audience from all walks of life understand the critical issues in our food system, and what they can do about them.
Family Activities Only:
Family 4 pack: $35; 12 yrs – adult: $12; 6-11 yrs: $5; 5 yrs & under: free
Keynotes, Workshops, All Activities:
Individuals: $50 Members/$60 Future Members
Students, apprentices & beginning farmers (less than 10 years): scholarship funded-$0
Both Friday* and Saturday Events:
$175 Members/$185 Future Members
Online registration available HERE.
122 Thomaston Rd Morris, CT 06763
Truelove Farms is a small, sustainable farm focused on using natural, grass-based practices to ethically raise pork, beef, eggs, and poultry. They use no growth hormones or sub-theraputic antibiotics and animals are brought up on pasture for a better quality of life and a higher quality product. They are located in Morris, Connecticut, nestled in the heart of the Litchfield hills, on land whose agricultural origins date back to the mid 1700s. Tour will focus on their beef herds, mobile chicken coops, meat birds, and most importantly, their pastured pigs, considered to be their mainline operation.
In collaboration with UConn Cooperative Extension, Farm Service Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Service, CT DoAg, and Community Farm of Simsbury, the New CT Farmer Alliance is very happy to present…
a must-see if you’re in the area!
Poet, novelist, philosopher, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer Wendell Berry will present the next Chubb Fellowship Lecture as a guest of Timothy Dwight College and theYale Sustainable Food Project(YSFP).
Berry will appear for a public conversation at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Shubert Theatre, 247 College St. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from the Shubert Theatre box office.
A pioneering and influential advocate for change, Berry has spent more than 50 years helping to shape the movements for agricultural and ecological sustainability. His poetry and essays flow from the rich agrarian tradition of American writing, and Berry’s relationship to his Kentucky farm has been compared to that of Thoreau’s to the forest — a place that nurtures his thinking about the value of physical labor, self-sufficiency, and communities of people living in harmony with the natural world.
Coming right up: Food Sovereignty Conference, September 14–15, 2013 at Yale University.
A fundamentally contested concept, food sovereignty has — as a political project and campaign, an alternative, a social movement, and an analytical framework — barged into global agrarian discourse over the last two decades. Since then, it has inspired and mobilized diverse publics: workers, scholars and public intellectuals, farmers and peasant movements, NGOs and human rights activists in the North and global South. Continue reading