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 [...]

Scent Frequency

This winter Mark and I have hosted a book discussion group for our BFA Chapter. The last book we read was Secrets of the Soil : New Solutions for Restoring Our Planet by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. The book shares "innovative, nontraditional" things that "scientists, farmers and mystics" are doing to heal our soil. One of the chapters was about Tuning in to Nature, about frequencies. I was fascinated by the idea of scent having a frequency as I had heard mention of essential oils in Read more [...]

Nutritionally Dense Orcharding Workshop with Michael Phillips

Join us for Nutritionally Dense Orcharding with Master Orchardist Michael Phillips Event Co-Sponsored by Hartford-Area Bionutrient Food Association and CT NOFA When and Where: Saturday, April 1, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop at Forest & Park Association, 16 Meriden Rd, Rockfall, CT 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch - either bring your own lunch or a potluck dish to share 1:00 PM - 5:00 Tour of High Hill Orchard plus Q&A, at High Hill Orchard,170 Fleming Rd, Meriden, CT 06450 Fee 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 [...]