The Connecticut Food System Alliance is teaming up with American Farmland Trust for a unique training and network activity between established and beginning/prospective farmers at the Connecticut Farm Bureau Office in Wethersfield May 16. The event will include a training about farmland access and information and resources, followed by networking and a discussion of farmer concerns and priorities for the future of farming in Connecticut. Kip Kolesinskas will lead the training on farmland access. This event aims to bring together rural farmers preparing to transition off their land with beginning and prospective farmers, particularly urban farmers, city community garden growers, and others looking to expand their operations and/or get involved with farming.
We are also planning to do a farm tour of a nearby farm at 1:30 PM; stay tuned for details.
Join us to learn more about accessing farmland in Connecticut, help shape the Connecticut Food System Alliance vision for a just and sustainable food system, meet other farmers, and enjoy snacks together.
Afterwards, you can continue the conversation at Hanging Hills Brewery, 150 Ledyard St., Hartford.
WHAT: Future of Farming Farmland Access Training & Farmer Mixer
WHERE: Connecticut Farm Bureau Office, 78 Beaver Rd., Wethersfield
WHEN: Thursday, May 16. Farm Tour TBA: 1:30 PM; Training & Network Meeting: 3 – 6 PM