Law preventing repairs on athletic fields in North Stonington
Posted: Nov 10, 2014 5:04 PM EST
Lots of taxpayers money and a lot of summer students to help replace the fields yearly.
Town of Cheshire Minutes 2014
Mr. Ceccolini reported that he, Town Manager Milone, and Dan Marsaglia (BOE) met
with the DEEP about pesticide and organic use by municipalities. A state-wide
program will be undertaken, and at this time, Cheshire is the only town that is almost totally organic in use. For K-8 schools, no pesticides can be used – only synthetic products are allowed. Cheshire’s Parks and Rec Department has been doing heavy organic use since 2006, and the State looks to Cheshire for assistance and information on the town’s organic program. Here:
Mr. Ceccolini said the grounds are quite wet and people are doing their best to try and stay off the wet areas. The Lacrosse teams were practicing out in the parking lot yesterday. Mr. Ceccolini said all the teams were able to use the turf field and share it.
Organic sector gets funding
Posted Aug. 21st, 2014 by Sean Pratt 7 Comments
Agriculture Canada has announced $8 million in funding for the Organic Federation of Canada to lead an organic science cluster.
“Investments like this in research and development span the entire value chain, from production through to the consumer, and support the competitiveness, growth and prosperity of the organic sector and our overall economy,” federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz said in a news release.
Two hundred scientists from academia, government and industry are expected to use the funding. Research priorities include crop breeding, creating new reduced tillage systems, enhancing soil health and developing ways to manage crop pests, diseases and livestock parasites.