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CT RC&D cultivates a diverse, equitable and resilient Connecticut through partnership-driven solutions to enhance natural resource conservation, agriculture, and rural economies.
WHAT WE DO
Special thanks to our sponsors! Individual Donors https://www.patronicity.com/ConnecticutCompost Webinar Series Info & Recordings MARCH 23 | 3-6 PM | TRACK 1: COMPOST BASICS AND SCIENCE OF COMPOST Come learn about composting basics. Food and yard wastes can be turned into a nourishing and free soil amendment. Discover the drivers of the decomposition process, find…READ MORE
CONNECTICUT HEMP FEST 2022 CONTACT EMAIL: OUTREACH@CTRCD.ORG 2022 CT HEMP FEST Online Program Guide (PDF) Schedule of Events 3-5 pm: Updates from the Field & Greenhouse Grower Panel Discussions 3:00 pm: Hemp IPM Mike Goodenough, Sweet Heal Farm Ryan Plante, Lovewell Farm Becky Goetsch, Running Brook Farms …READ MORE
Connecticut River Hydrilla Collaborative You may have traveled the Connecticut River by boat or kayak on a summer’s day and stepped out toward the boat launch or beach… Before you know it, your motor/paddle becomes snared in a sludge of green matted vegetation or thorny vined large leafed aquatic plants. These invaders cling to the propellors or bottom…READ MORE
COVID-19 OPERATIONS UPDATE:
CT RC&D staff is currently working a combination of in-office and remote and can be reached by phone or email
WHO IS CONNECTICUT RC&D?
Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development (CT RC&D) is a 501(c)(3) statewide charitable organization. We foster grassroots projects for sustainable growth and food security for Connecticut residents. CT RC&D programs and projects make a significant impact to Connecticut communities, farmers, government, and conservation partners.
Agriculture and conservation are important and vital for Connecticut’s economic growth. Agriculture’s impact on the state’s economy equates to between $3.3 and $4 billion annually. Conservation is imperative to Connecticut’s economy and new business development. It supports critical infrastructure and resources as well as tourism and livable communities for residents and businesses. Connecticut’s tourism industry contributes $14 billion to Connecticut's economy which is important for business growth in Connecticut’s 169 towns.
Through this website, you can explore all the programs and possibilities available through CT RC&D, including technical assistance, council membership, and innovation opportunities. We welcome open minds exploring ideas and opportunities to promote agriculture, conservation and sustainable rural economic renewal.
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