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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Non-traditional Crops Workshop March 28, 2019 Lyman Memorial High School – Lebanon, CT Join us for a workshop focusing on growing non-traditional crops, such as cultivated and wild fungi, hemp, and grain products. Speakers will include Ken Metz – Owner of Chatfield Hollow Farm, Jeff Wentzel – Founder of CT Hemp Industry Association, Dylan Williams…

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Southern CT Farm Energy Workshop March 11, 2019 Bishop’s Orchards – Guilford, CT Join us for a FREE farm energy workshop as we focus on energy efficiency programs, geothermal, and solar, along with available incentives for farms and rural small businesses in the region. Speakers will include staff from Energize CT, Litchfield Geothermal, CT Farm…

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Farm Energy Workshop December 5, 2018 Lost Acres Vineyard – Granby, CT Join us for a FREE farm energy workshop as we focus on geothermal and energy efficiency programs and incentives from Energize CT for farms and rural small businesses. Speakers will include staff from Litchfield Geothermal, Energize CT, and CT Farm Energy Program. This…

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Greater New Haven Regional Rural & Urban Agriculture Collaborative Kick-Off Meeting October 25, 2018 127 Washington, Ave, 4th Floor, North Haven, CT Join us on October 25th at 10 a.m. for a partnership/stake-holders kick-off meeting for the Greater New Haven Regional Rural & Urban Agriculture Colloborative. The meeting will be hosted at the SCRCOG office…

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Healthy Soils = Profitable Soils August 9, 2018 Oakridge Dairy 33 Jobs Hill Rd, Ellington, CT Join us for a Healthy Soils Workshop focusing on dairy farms hosted by CT RC&D. The workshop will feature keynote speaker Tom Kilcer of Advanced AG Systems, who brings 34 years experience as a Cornell Cooperative Extension Field Crop…

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Rural Lands Rural Towns Conference + CTRC&D’s 50th Anniversary Social June 13, 2018 The Barn at Allen Hill Farm   Join us at Allen Hill Farm on June 13th for the 2nd Annual Rural Lands Rural Towns Conference, followed by CTRC&D’s 50th Anniversary Wine & Cheese Social! Rural Lands Rural Towns Conference: 2:30p – 5:30p…

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Scovil Factory Exploration: 2nd Public Workshop May 31, 2018 Community Center of Higganum Join us for the 2nd exploratory workshop of the Scovil property as we evaluate the need/interest for a Connecticut agriculture and conservation rural economic innovation and education center. The Scovil Property was selected by the CTRC&D Council as a unique property in…

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