February 3, 2014

Home and Garden Briefs: Feb. 3, 2014

Organic Farming Association plans Winter Conference

BURLINGTON — The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont will holds its annual Winter Conference from Feb. 15 through 17 at the University of Vermont’s Burlington campus.

The conference will feature workshops on vegetable, fruit and livestock farming marketing and business, plus gardening, cooking, community building and more. 

Non-farming workshops ­will include Introduction to Small-Batch Vegetable Fermentation; Creating a Fair Farm: What does Food Justice Mean and Why Do We Need it In Vermont?; Indoor Gardening: Seed to Salad in Seven Days; Initiating and Energizing Farm to School in Your Community.

The conference’s theme is “Growing Outside the Box.” 

For a list of workshops, featured speakers, conference highlights and registration information, visit or call (802) 434-4122. Register by Feb. 4 to save $20/day off walk-in prices.

Library hosts creamery talk

UPPER JAY — Margot Brooks and Alex Eaton of Sugar House Creamery in Upper Jay will speak at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Wells Memorial Library about their new dairy and farmstead creamery.

They will talk about their yearlong journey of turning a vacant property into a working farm business, the challenges they have faced and their goals for the future.

Following the presentation, the public is invited to tour Sugar House Creamery, down the street from the library.

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