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NOFA Organic Land Care Program Announces Free Homeowner Workshop Open to the Public
The Organic Land Care Program, a project of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut, is offering a free workshop at 6:30 pm on Thursday, September 29 at the Southington Public Library titled "Green Up Your Yard with Organic Land and Lawn Care: Save Money and the Environment."
In this 90 minute workshop Bettylou Sandy, an accredited organic landscaper and consultant, will explain the ecology of your yard and outline the transition to organic land care. It is in the interest of your home, family and finances to go organic! Lawn chemicals contaminate drinking water, Connecticut's waterways and the natural environment. The state of Connecticut has already banned pesticide use in public K-8 schools due to their potential health threats. An organic lawn protects pets, children and you from exposure to harsh lawn chemicals. Lawn chemicals and mowing services are expensive in comparison to the low-maintenance organic alternative. If you already have a chemical-free lawn, you can attend the workshop to learn about improving your yard with natural fertilizer and certain techniques.
The NOFA Organic Land Care Program was founded in 1999 to extend the vision and principles of organic agriculture to the landscapes where people spend their daily lives. Our program trains and accredits organic landscape professionals and offers a variety of hands-on, in depth workshops for landscape professionals, municipal workers and homeowners.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the CT NOFA office at (203)-888-5146. Find information about our program organic land care publications at www.organiclandcare.net. This workshop is made possible by generous support from the Quinnipiac River Fund.