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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

NOFA Winter Conference on February 28

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Rhode Island


The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Rhode Island Announces Winter ConferenceWHEN: Sunday, February 28, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
WHERE: Hope & Main, 691 Hope Street, Warren, RI

Our 2016 Winter Conference will feature a full day of workshops with regionally and nationally recognized speakers in organic and sustainable agriculture as well as influential speakers from across southeast New England. 

With workshops on Soil Health and Carbon Farming, Compost, Cover Crops, Seed Saving, Nutrient Dense Growing, Raising Backyard Chickens, Community Gardens, GMO Labeling and Macrobiotics, this Winter Conference has something for everyone, be they a gardener, farmer or fan of organic foods. 

Learn more and register here.

About the Conference
The Winter Conference is N O F A / R I’s largest educational and fundraising event. Proceeds will support educational programs for farmers, landscapers, designers, gardeners and consumers all year long. 

These constituents will be joined by agricultural professionals, university educators and extension specialists for a full day of workshops, networking sessions, our annual meeting and a delicious potluck meal. Learn more and register here.

Thank you to our generous sponsors, Hope & Main, Farm Credit East and the RI Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) Division of Agriculture. Additional sponsorships are available. Learn more here.

Venue, Exhibitors, Potluck Lunch
Hope & Main is a value-added, commercial kitchen incubator with a large meeting space for 150+ attendees and smaller rooms for concurrent sessions. A generous lobby will hold a trade show with vendors and exhibitors. Morning and mid-day coffee and tea will be provided. Conference participants are invited to bring a food or beverage item to share for our potluck lunch.

Conference Goals
The goal of this conference is to facilitate learning and sharing of information on organic growing practices with an emphasis on soils, plants and ecosystems (above and below soil surfaces).

N O F A / R I is dedicated to supporting organic and sustainable food, farming, and gardening in Rhode Island through education, technical assistance and policy advocacy. N O F A / R I is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

We look forward to seeing you at the Winter Conference.

Contact Sanne Kure-Jensen at (401) 369-3303 or by e-mail for more information.