Careers in Conservation and Soil Science: Cynthia Rabinowitz Interview with Cynthia Rabinowitz by Kyle McAuliffe Cynthia Rabinowitz is a Soil Scientist and Executive Director at the Northwest Conservation District, who has worked in the field of soil science for most of her professional life. I decided to ask her a few questions about how she…

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Personal Reflection: Kurt Sub-Edge Farm Tour In this internship, I gained knowledge from a multitude of experiences, but there were some that gave me more of a deeper understanding of soil science. One such example that stood out from the others was a tour of the Sub Edge Farm, where our team not only viewed…

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Personal Reflection: Danielle Soil conservation is an incredibly important topic that many people do not think about. It is said that if unsustainable commercial farming practices are maintained, topsoil will be completely depleted in 150 years. A well-balanced soil ecosystem full of nutrients is key to ensuring that future generations can enjoy healthy, organic food.…

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Taking Care of the Soil: I Dig It By Ana Candelli If you were to look at a forest and you had to pick something important, what would it be? You might say the “trees” or the “wildlife”. Those are important but there is something slightly more important – the soil. Soil supports our plant…

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SAVE THE DATE Connecticut Tour des Farms Saturday, September 21, 2019 Join us on Saturday, September 21st as we tour local farms at the 2019 Tour des Farms bicycle ride. This year we’re offering two routes through Connecticut’s beautiful Quiet Corner. Both rides begin at Fairvue Farms, located at 199 CT-171 in Woodstock, Connecticut. Registration…

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Silvopasture & Agroforestry 101 Healthy Soils Workshop August 14, 2019 Hidden Blossom Farm – Union, CT Join us for our latest Soil Health workshop at Hidden Blossom Farm in Union, CT as part of Connecticut RC&D’s Healthy Soils Initiative. In collaboration with partners, this workshop will focus on the basics of silvopasture and agroforestry. The…

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Rural Lands Rural Towns Conference + Annual Meeting June 13, 2019 Heartstone Farm and Winery   Join us at Heartstone Farm and Winery on June 13th from 1pm – 4pm for the 2019 Rural Lands Rural Town Conference as we continue to cultivate partnership-driven solutions for a diverse and resilient Connecticut by enhancing our agriculture,…

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2018 Tour des Farms October 6, 2018 The 2018 Connecticut Tour des Farms was a success! Over 130 riders experienced farms throughout Connecticut’s picturesque Northwest Hills. Riders were able to choose a 16 or 26 mile route, where they visited Connecticut farms and shopped for produce, pumpkins, chocolates, and wine. The ride was followed by…

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Healthy Soils = Healthy Food On November 27th, CTRC&D hosted a Soil Health workshop that featured Bryan O’Hara, Ray Archuletta, and Adam Squire discussing the value of no-till and cover crops in farming operations. The turnout was impressive, with a total of 75 attendees. November 27, 2017 Lebanon Fire Safety Complex 23 Goshen Hill Road,…

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CTRC&D Receives Conservation Innovation Grant from USDA August 22, 2017 CTRC&D was just notified that we received a $75,000 USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service CIG grant for our Project objectives. The CIG, or Conservation Innovation Grant, will help fund the creation of a pilot project in Connecticut with two hubs or locations where purchased equipment will be housed…

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