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To highlight the positive relationship between organic land care, a beautiful yard, healthy eating and healthier local and global environment, the NOFA Organic Land Care Program and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will host the Healthy Yards, Safe
Waters Conference. Designed for homeowners and property managers.
Biodiversity, climate change, water quantity and quality and other important environmental factors are closely connected with, and influenced by, the way we landscape our yards and communities. This conference will teach you how to transition your yard to organic
and explain why organic practices are crucial to the health of our lands and water. The conference will feature interesting and informative workshops, including: Plant Choices and Site Analysis, Rain Garden Installation, Composting, the Importance of Watersheds, Your Yard and the Long Island Sound, Children and Wildlife, Why Go Organic?, a panel discussion on innovative strategies and local initiatives. It will also provide a unique opportunity to consult
with local NOFA Accredited Organic Landscapers about your landscape concerns or with gardening questions.
The conference is supported by a grant to CT NOFA from the Watershed Fund of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority. The day will include breakout sessions focusing on three tracks for:
community leaders, environmentalist, and do-it-yourselfers.
The conference will cost $25 and will include a delicious lunch.