What is The BFA?

How do you explain to friends and family what the Bionutrient Food Association [BFA] is about?  Or are you new to the Hartford-Area Chapter and not quite sure what we are about?  Here is a great overview, thanks to the Southwest New Hampshire BFA Chapter. The BFA is an educational non-profit organization that teaches a set of principles and practices that support growers in building a high functioning biological system in the soil that grows their crops. We identify five key components that Read more [...]

A Gardener’s Year by Kris McCue

Someone recently suggested that I post a calendar of sorts, what should be done and when during the gardener's year.  I found something of this sort at Rodale's Organic Life, written by Amy Goldman in 2010,  which I am going to reproduce here as an edited version.  I am adding my own comments [in brackets with BFA first].  If you wish to see the original article go to http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/monthly-garden-calendar-northeastern-united-states First, because it is March and Read more [...]

Notes from 9/1 BFA meeting: Lessons From Weeds at George Hall Farm in Simsbury

(Handout is at the end of these notes) Welcome to the Hartford-Area Chapter of the Bionutrient Food Association For anyone new to us please help yourself to the pamphlets on the resource table - you can learn about the BFA and membership opportunities. Before we get started I’d like to take a poll. How many of your heard about us from social media? How many from paper flyers around town? How many word-of-mouth/ from a friend? How many of you are farmers? How many home gardeners? Consumers? Tonight’s Read more [...]