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We happily announce three events in Connecticut over the next three months exploring three different themes!

The first, on soil health and natural fibers, takes place on Saturday 7th March 2020, 6-8pm at The Studio Fairfield.

The Assembly will convene a diverse panel representing ranch, farm, and city; policy makers, practitioners, and economic development:

  • Nancy Cowser, executive director, Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region, New London 
  • Trent Loos, sixth-generation Central Nebraskan rancher, writer, radio host, Rural Route Radio, and member of President Trump’s agriculture advisory board 
  • Anne McIntyre-Lahner, owner-operator, Olympia Farm, Guilford, Connecticut; past president, the Connecticut Sheep Breeders Association; current Vice President, the American Romney Breeders Association; with 37 years in human services, including 26 years with the State of Connecticut, serving in numerous management roles in the Judicial Branch and Department of Children and Families
  • William Calvert, TILL: bFt CCO, a creative leader working internationally within image-making, product design, trans-media marketing, and multi-level team management 

Jane Philbrick, TILL: bFt artist founder, moderates. The conversation will range freely around the theme of soil and natural fibers, with a special focus on American and Northeastern American wools, toward building community awareness of our reviving domestic textile and apparel economies. 

The evening highlights the opportunity our heritage of land stewardship and design innovation offers Connecticut communities to lead in the global challenge for planetary well-being.

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The Studio Fairfield is a six-minute walk from Fairfield Station, MetroNorth, New Haven line.

Please note that the other two Connecticut events are about:

  • fashion business model innovation (April, TBD)
  • community-based labs and biomaterials, convening scientists, engineers, designers, and artists (May, New London)


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