March: Spring Planting Prep

5:30-9PM at the Shepherd of the Hills Church (7 Wescott Road, Simsbury) Bring a munchie and get ready to share and learn! Milk Test: Come at 5:30 with a carton or bottle of cow's milk for testing with the Bionutrient Meter Munchie Time: 6-6:30 Meeting Time: Promptly at 6:30 We'll discuss beginning to uncover and work the soil, along with soil-building techniques, which includes adding amendments and planting spring cover crops, as we wake up the soil biology. We'll also be conducting Read more [...]

February Meeting: Planning & Planting the Garden

6-8PM at the Shepherd of the Hills Church (7 Wescott Road, Simsbury) Bring a munchie and get ready to share and learn! Munchie Time: 6-6:30 Meeting Time: Promptly at 6:30 We'll be discussing potting soils/planting mediums; prepping seeds for planting; planning for succession planting; and mapping your garden/crop plans. We'll also be discussing the "Garden as System," including companion planting, annuals vs. perennials, and polyculture diversity. Note: We'll have seed starting Read more [...]

January 2019 Meeting: Seeds!

6-8pm at George Hall Farm in Simsbury Bring a munchie and get ready to share and learn! Munchie Time: 6-6:30 Meeting Time: Promptly at 6:30 At our first BFA meeting of the year, we'll focus on the what, when, where, and how of selecting and ordering seeds for your 2019 gardens. Topics will include seed quality, seed sourcing, OSSI and other pledges, seed longevity, and seed saving. Let's get started together as we prepare for a terrific growing season! Meeting will be held in first Read more [...]