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Creating an organic CT since 1982

About CT NOFA

Mission

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut's mission is to ensure the growth and viability of organic agriculture, organic food, and organic land care in Connecticut. We envision a healthy, organic Connecticut founded on ecologically, socially and economically just principles. In addition to our food-based initiatives, CT NOFA also runs the NOFA Organic Land Care program to train the next generation of organic landscapers, land managers, and conservationists.


CT NOFA is a growing community of farmers, gardeners, land care professionals, and consumers that encourages a healthy relationship to the natural world.

CT NOFA:

  • Promotes methods of farming, gardening, and land care that respect biodiversity, soil, water, air, and the needs of future generations through education, support, and advocacy.
  • Encourages the growth of a sustainable, regional food system that is ecologically sound, economically viable and socially just.
  • Educates consumers about their power to effect positive changes through their food and land care choices.
  • Increases the local and organic food supply and maintains productive agricultural land by creating opportunities for new and veteran farmers.

    CT NOFA is working towards:

    • The growth of organic food production in Connecticut, resulting in local, sustainable agricultural systems.
    • A clean, safe, healthy environment to pass on to future generations.
    • Preservation of existing farmland in the state.
    • An abundant supply of organically grown food for Connecticut citizens.

    Principles of Organic Agriculture
     

    • Principle of Health: Healthy soil, plants, animals, humans = a healthy planet.
      Organic Agriculture should sustain and enhance the health of soil, plant, animal, human and planet as one and indivisible.
       
    • Principle of Fairness: Equity, respect and justice for all living things.
      Organic Agriculture should be based on living ecological systems and cycles, work with them, emulate them and help sustain them.
       
    • Principle of Ecology: Emulating and sustaining natural systems.
      Organic Agriculture should build on relationships that ensure fairness with regard to the common environment and life opportunities.
       
    • Principle of Care: For the generations to come.
      Organic Agriculture should be managed in a precautionary and responsible manner to protect the health and well-being of current and future generations and the environment.