CT NOFA Offering Full Scholarships to A Summer Gathering: Growing Food, Farms & Community on July 19th
Morris- Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut invites individuals looking for careers in food and farming to attend at no cost A Summer Gathering: Growing Food, Farms & Community on July 19th at Winvian. Through a generous sponsor, CT NOFA is able to provide scholarships to this full day of food, farming, and family fun!
Individuals at the onset of their careers, or thinking about careers related to our food system are encouraged to attend: students, interns, apprentices, beginning farmers, chefs, future non-profit and government employees, food service workers and more are eligible to apply for free registration to take part in the day's activities. This all day summer event will feature educational workshops for young adults on new food related career opportunities, and keynote addresses by Joan Dye Gussow, Professor Emeritus at Columbia University, long-time organic gardener and writer, and Richard McCarthy, Executive Director, Slow Food USA. Workshop presenters include Tara Cook-Littman of GMO Free CT & ConnFact and Taylor Cocalis Suarez, Co-founder of Good Food Jobs. The event will also feature interactive children's activities, updates from public officials and advocacy information. Guests will be able to purchase food from their favorite food trucks, fresh farm products from The Morris Marketplace Farmers Market and browse local vendors and exhibitors and enjoy the grounds at Winvian.
Advance reservations are a must. Tickets for Saturday’s A Summer Gathering are on sale now. All attending, including those eligible for the special scholarships need to preregister online. For reservations and sponsorship opportunities, please go to ctnofa.org/winvian or call the CT NOFA office at (203) 308-2584. We look forward to seeing you there!