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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


Focus on Organic Farming at TOFGA Conference

The annual Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA) conference will be held from February 17 to 19, at the Mesquite Convention Center. Workshops cover all aspects of organic growing, with topics relevant to both large growers and small family farms.

In addition to farm tours, topics include organic certification, poultry production, greenhouse management, pest management and rainwater harvesting. A backyard gardening workshop Saturday features a lineup of Dallas area experts such as Howard Garrett, Andrea Bithell, Dave Pennington and others.

DFW is located in region four (of nine), led by Susie Marshall, of the Gleaning Network. TOFGA provides education and support for providers of organic and sustainable food in Texas. It Organic Farming Dallasprovides marketing support and networking opportunities to these producers in Texas. A big part of the support TOFGA provides for its members is its Disaster Relief Fund against state’s frequent droughts and fires.

Cost is $135 members/$185 non-members/$70 one-day pass. For more information or to register call 512-656-2456 or visit